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Tammy Westhoff Gentry

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Tammy Westhoff Gentry is a partner in the Des Moines law firm Parrish Kruidenier, where she has a general practice including workers’ compensation, personal injury, criminal law, administrative defense and family law.

Ms. Westhoff Gentry graduated magna cum laude in the top 15 % of her class from Northern Illinois University College of Law in 1997. While in law school, Ms. Westhoff Gentry served on the Northern Illinois University Law Review. She is the co-author of I’ll Take it for What it’s Worth.” The use of Hearsay Evidence by Labor Arbitrators: A Primer and Modest Proposal, J. Disp. Resol., Vol. No. 1, 1998, and “No Song Unsung, No Wine Untasted,” Employee Addictions, Dependencies & Post-Discharge Rehabilitation: Another Look at the Victim Defense in Labor Arbitration, Drake L. Rev., Vol. 47, No. 3, 1999. In 1999, Ms. Westhoff Gentry served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the State of Iowa Judicial Branch.

Ms. Westhoff Gentry is proud to serve the community of Des Moines where she lives with her husband and two daughters.

Representative Cases:

  • Jane Doe v. New London School District and Sisk, 2014 Iowa Sup. LEXIS 73 (Iowa 2014). Successfully argued statute of limitations defense in litigation against school teacher
  • Love’s Enterprises v. David Love, (2010) successfully defended Claimant’s award of a permanent-total workers’ compensation injury against appeal by employer.
  • Iowa Judicial Branch v. Iowa Dist. Court for Polk County, (2010) Iowa Supreme Court appeal concerning the expungement of a dismissed or acquitted criminal charge from on-line court records.
  • Manke v. Fernandez, 2002 Iowa App. LEXIS 564. Client won judgment against doctor in medical negligence case. The Iowa Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment.