Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
Member, American Academy of ADR Attorneys (Board Certified*)
Member, American Bar Association - Alternate Dispute Section
Member American Bar Association - Forum on Construction Law
Member, C. Edwin Moore American Inn of Court (Master Level)
Member, Inns of Mediation
Member, Iowa Association of Workers Compensation Attorneys
Member, Iowa State Bar Association (Board of Governors)
Fellow, Construction Lawyers Society of America
Member, ISBA Construction Law Section
Member, ISBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Council Member
Member, Polk County Bar Association Board of Directors
Civil litigation and trial practice including multiple civil jury trials, multiple bench trials,
multiple arbitration hearings before the Division of Workers’ Compensation.
Practice areas: personal injury, construction litigation, contract disputes, premises liability, dram
shop liability, employment law, products liability, workers’ compensation, insurance coverage
litigation, asbestos/multi district litigation, professional liability (engineers, architects, doctors of
veterinary medicine), medical devices, and general legal counsel.
Joe Happe has had a long career in matters involving construction disputes, representing engineers, architects, general contractors, subcontractors and owners in cases involving delay issues, breach of contract, breach of warranty, personal injury, OSHA violations, fire loss and property damage arising out of construction.