Mark S. Pennington has been an attorney since 1975. Mr. Pennington developed his trial experience as an Assistant Polk County Attorney prosecuting nearly 100 jury trials including criminal charges with penalties of life imprisonment as well as serious sex abuse charges. Mr. Pennington left the prosecutor's office to enter private practice in 1979.

Mr. Pennington's private practice is restricted to the representation of people who have sustained personal injury through negligence and/or medical malpractice. Although he may handle perhaps one high-profile criminal case a year, the other 99 percent is limited to this area which allows him to specialize for the benefit of his clients. Mr. Pennington will not represent corporate defendants. Mr. Pennington has obtained significant verdicts in personal injury/medical negligence including several verdicts in excess of 1 million dollars.

Due to his experience and expertise, Mr. Pennington has been a trial consultant for all three network affiliates in the Central Iowa area. Mr. Pennington provides insight and commentary concerning legal issues in noteworthy trials.

In addition to his busy practice, he shares his personal injury law experience with colleagues through lecture in continuing legal education seminars. Mr. Pennington belongs to several professional organizations, including the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, the Iowa State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He also has passed the California Bar and is a member of good standing in that state.

Current Employment Position(s): Partner

Areas Of Practice: Personal Injury , Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, Workers' Compensation , Motor Vehicle Accidents

Bar Admissions: Iowa, 1975, California

University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa, 1975, Juris Doctor
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa , B.A. , Honors: With High Distinction , Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Classes/Seminars Taught: Lecturer, Various Plaintiffs' Personal Injury Topics, Continuing Legal Education Seminars

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Association of Trial Lawyers of America - Member , Iowa Trial Lawyers Association - Member
Iowa State Bar Association - Member , American Bar Association - Member

Past Employment Positions:
Polk County, Assistant Polk County Attorney

Serving Des Moines and Central Iowa in Personal Injury Representation and Wrongful Death. Lawyers at Kutmus, Pennington & Hook are dedicated to serve their clients in central Iowa with professionalism, dedication, and punctuality.

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