Terry M. GiebelsteinPartner
Litigation & Appeals
Mergers & Acquisitions
Probate & Trust Administration
Product Liability & Mass Torts
Wills, Trusts & Estates
Education and Experience
University of Iowa (B.A. 1974; J.D., with highest distinction, 1976); Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif
Iowa - 1976
Illinois - 1977
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa - 1981
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa - 1992
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois - 1993
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Member, Iowa State Bar Association
Member, Rock Island County Bar Association
Member, Scott County Bar Association
Listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2013 (Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions)
Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Litigation)
President and Director, Horizon Homes of Davenport
Terry M. Giebelstein joined the firm in 1976 and primarily practices in the following areas: (i) general business matters, including mergers and acquisitions, entity formation and planning and business contracts; (ii) commercial litigation; (iii) commercial real estate transactions; and (iv) estate planning.
Terry has an AV 5.0 Preeminent rating in Martindale-Hubbell, is listed in Best Lawyers in the area of commercial litigation, is listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of corporate law and mergers and acquisitions and is listed in Super Lawyers.
In addition to an active business practice, Terry is active in commercial litigation, including business contract disputes, banking matters, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, administrative hearings and eminent domain. He acted as co-counsel for the plaintiff classes in numerous class action lawsuits, including the Allied Mutual Insurance Company policyholders in the Allied Mutual DeFacto Demutualization class action and Iowa farmers in the Chubb Rain Insurance class action. He has also acted as Iowa trial counsel for two natural gas pipeline companies acquiring pipeline rights of way across the State of Iowa.
Terry is active in the Quad Cities community, having served Trinity Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa in several officer capacities, including as Chairman of the Congregation and long-serving as a Board Member and President of Horizon Homes of Davenport, a non-profit housing organization.
Terry received his B.A. degree in 1974, with high distinction and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Iowa, and received his J.D. degree in 1976, with highest distinction and as a member of the Order of the Coif, from the University of Iowa. Terry was raised on an Iowa farm and resides in rural Scott County, Iowa.