Judith L. Herrmann joined the firm in 1996, and her practice focuses on employment law and insurance law. Judith’s employment practice includes defending employers in administrative proceedings and litigation and advising employers on a variety of employment issues including drafting employee handbooks and contracts, counseling employers on difficult employee issues, and providing training on harassment, disability, FMLA, and documentation issues. Judith’s insurance practice focuses on complex insurance coverage issues.
Judith is listed in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for Employment Law- Management. She has also consistently been recognized and ranked in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Labor and Employment Law), from 2013-2018. Judith was also recognized in Super Lawyers 2016-2018 for Labor and Employment.
Judith participates in Lane & Waterman’s robust pro bono program that includes pro bono initiatives in Illinois and Iowa. She has repeatedly been recognized by the Iowa Supreme Court for her pro bono service. Under Judith’s leadership, Lane & Waterman was included on the Public Interest Law Initiative’s Pro Bono Recognition Roster. Judith also coordinates the firm’s co-sponsor of a pro bono fellow through Equal Justice Works.
Judith received her B.A. from Augustana College, and her J.D., summa cum laude, from Valparaiso University. Judith resides with her family in Bettendorf, Iowa.
Augustana College (B.A. 1991)
Valparaiso University Law School (J.D., summa cum laude, 1994)
Iowa – 1996
Illinois – 1994
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa – 1997
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa – 1997
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois – 1994
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois – 2002
Member, Great River Human Resource Association
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
• Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished Rating
• Listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business since 2013 (Labor and Employment Law)
• Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2021 and 2022 (Employment Law- Management)
• Listed in Super Lawyers Great Plains list 2016-2021 (Labor & Employment)
Thirteen Lane & Waterman attorneys have been recognized by their peers for professional excellence in the 29th edition of the Best Lawyers in America.
Lane & Waterman is pleased to announce that several members of its firm have been named to the 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The law contains various provisions that impact employers. One of those provisions is a program requiring employers to fully subsidize COBRA coverage for eligible individuals from April 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021.