Bradley R. Pollock's Details
666 Walnut Street Suite 2000Des Moines, IA 50309
Legal: University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2016 (Order of the Coif; Business Manager, Arizona Law Review)
Undergraduate: St. Ambrose University, B.A. Business Administration, summa cum laude, 2011
Admitted to Practice
Brad leverages his management background with his government, in-house and private practice experience to understand his clients’ goals and works with his clients to develop winning strategies.
Brad joined Belin McCormick’s litigation practice group after gaining valuable experience in a variety of legal settings. He defended Arizona state environmental laws, clerked for the Arizona Court of Appeals, and provided advice as in-house counsel for a national bank’s mortgage division. Brad also spent three years as a commercial litigation associate at Snell & Wilmer, LLP in Phoenix, Arizona where he represented corporate clients of all sizes on a diverse range of complex litigation issues, including contract disputes, insurance litigation, and financial services litigation.
Prior to his legal practice, Brad worked in the financial services industry gaining a broad range of experience in banking, commercial lending, and mortgage lending. Brad’s legal practice brought him back to the financial services industry in both private practice and as in-house counsel where he advised and litigated issues related to privacy; FCRA; UCC; UFA; RESPA; TCPA; CAN-SPAM Act; UDAAP; fair lending; wrongful foreclosure; fraud; and garnishments. Brad leverages his legal experience with his first-hand knowledge of banking and lending practices to assist his clients in the financial industry and beyond.
Brad’s insurance litigation experience includes representing insureds in connection with coverage disputes involving property loss, bodily injury, D&O claims, and long-tail environmental claims. He also has experience defending insurers in connection with coverage disputes and defending employers against ERISA related claims.
Brad’s environmental experience includes advice and litigation in Arizona related to the Clean Water Act; Safe Drinking Water Act; Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act; Underground Injection Control program; Pollutant Discharge Elimination System; 401 Certifications; Arizona aquifer protection programs; and underground storage tanks.
Brad’s employment practice includes representing clients in litigation related to noncompete agreements, discrimination claims. He also advises clients concerning employment law questions related to severance agreements, employee handbooks, and other general employment questions that arise in the normal course of operating a business.
Brad is a native Arizonan who, on two occasions, fled the hot and dry weather for Iowa’s four wonderful seasons and the nicest people on earth. When not working, Brad enjoys taking his family on new adventures, home improvement projects, and watching baseball. And sometimes he combines all three. As an example, he once took his wife, five kids, and three dogs on a yearlong RV adventure around the country where they attended multiple baseball games and tackled several RV-style “home” improvement projects while on the road. The adventures continue now that he is back in Iowa. As Brad regularly asks: Is this heaven? No, it’s Iowa.
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Commercial Litigation (2022)
Iowa State Bar Association
Polk County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Maricopa Economic Development Alliance, Special Counsel (2019-2021)
Represented solar installer in contract dispute related to solar power generation at multiple school facilities.
Represented company operating in the oil and gas industry in arbitration related to dissolution of joint venture agreement.
Represented a father on appeal of a probate court decision directing the disposition of an adult child’s remains based on unsettled statutory law.
Represented manufacturer’s claim against insurer for defense costs related ongoing litigation of environmental claims.
Represented retailer’s claim of bad faith denial of insurance coverage for losses from thefts occurring in multiple states.
Defended national financial institution against claims of conversion and aiding and abetting stemming from third-party deposits.
Represented financial institution in case involving search and seizure warrants stemming from criminal and civil actions brought against bank client.
Represented Arizona state agency in defending environmental water permits issued to large mining operations against appeals brought by non-permittee third parties.
Represented multiple clients in tort actions involving property damage or personal injury.
Co-Author, "Last Rites for Clean Elections," 56 Ariz. L. Rev. 1243