In the spirit of giving back, the employees of Dickinson Law continued its annual holiday tradition this December by embracing a family through the Adopt-A-Family program from Children & Families of Iowa (CFI).  Made possible through employee donations, the firm purchased, created by hand, wrapped, and delivered several gifts in the hopes of brightening the holidays for a family of three of need.   Join us in helping others this holiday season The need is greater than ever…
Since 2013, the Dickinson Law Iowa Artists on Display program has been providing Iowa artists with another opportunity to showcase their works at our downtown Des Moines headquarters. Now in its eighth year, the program has become an exciting part of the vibrant Des Moines art scene. We’re proud to continue the tradition with providing artists selected for the program with the opportunity to showcase their work. This year due to the global pandemic, we’re providing this opportunity in the…
When you look at Denison-based artist Denice Peters’ pastel works, you can’t help but be drawn into the use of dramatic light and color found in her realistic style she calls “Blended Reality.” Oftentimes, viewers mistake her Iowa-based landscapes and still life paintings as photographs, they are so true-to-life. All of her paintings are done freehand, with a quick sketch of shapes, then layers are added, working from top to bottom and back to front,…
One look at twenty-nine year old artist Sean Berg’s creations is all you need to understand that he draws from his individual experiences and perspectives as his inspiration.   The Cedar Valley based artist’s work uses an assortment of mediums, including oil and dry pastels, markers, paints, pens, resins, polymers, and collage, often all in a combination to translate his own experiences and perspective lenses into unique scenes that others can then begin to digest…
Symmetry in everyday language refers to a sense of harmonious and beautiful proportion and balance. In art, it can mean so much more for both the viewer and the creator. For Waukee artist Joni Pierson of Inoj Art Studio, growing up surrounded by the symmetry of nature in small town Iowa instilled a sense of wonder in her as a child. That wonder led her to eventually become a professional artist. “I’m inspired by geometric patterns…
Continuing our tradition of giving back during the holidays, Dickinson Law has once again embraced a family through the Adopt-A-Family program from Children & Families of Iowa (CFI). Made possible through employee donations, the firm was able to purchase, wrap, and deliver several gifts in the hopes of making Christmas truly special for a family of three of need.   Want to help others as well this holiday season? CFI holiday giving programs are in…
Paul Tyler of Dickinson Law (pictured middle) and Jerry Jones (right) were honored with the Spirit of Philanthropy Award for their work as trustees of the W.T. & Edna M. Dahl Trust this afternoon at the Philanthropy Day Awards hosted by the Central Iowa Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. The pair were nominated for the award by the UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Foundation for their commitment to carrying on the charitable aspirations…
What do you do at 4:30 p.m. on Friday when your data is encrypted and a message tells you it will take 500 Bitcoin to decrypt it? This scenario has become a routine occurrence across the United States for local governments, non-profit organizations, and for-profit companies. What should an organization do when it discovers its systems are locked? Don’t Just Replicate, Backup Hopefully the organization has a backup. Many organizations routinely create a copy of…
Did you know that 31.7% of Central Iowans struggle to earn enough to cover their basic needs? To help alleviate hunger in our community, the attorneys and staff members at Dickinson Law donated canned goods, food staples and personal items during its October United Way campaign.   The food and personal items are being donated to the Food Bank of Iowa, which has been providing food for Iowans in need since 1982. With the goal…