Corporate / Business Law
Criminal Defense
Estate Planning / Probate
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Personal Injury
Real Estate
Social Security Disability
Workers' Compensation
Wrongful Death
Scott D. Brown
John P. Lander
Kim R. Snitker
Travis M. Armbrust
Kaitlyn J. Ausborn
Brown, Kinsey,
Funkhouser & Lander, P.L.C.

214 North Adams,
Mason City, Iowa 50401
Phone: (641) 423-6223
Fax: (641) 423-9995

Founded in 1951, our firm now known as Brown, Kinsey, Funkhouser & Lander is located in Mason City, Iowa.  The firm routinely serves not only our community but north central Iowa as well. While individual members of the firm concentrate on a limited number of practice areas, the firm strives to collectively provide the vast majority of legal services needed by the individuals and businesses we serve. Those areas of law include Worker’s Compensation, Social Security Disability, Criminal Law, Real Estate, Personal Injury, Estate Planning/Probate and Corporate & Business Law.

“Workers’ compensation” refers to the medical, temporary and permanent benefits that employees injured on the job may be entitled to receive. Read more >>

Please read our frequently asked questions such as: Can I Sue If My Employer Disputes My Claim? Can My Employer Retaliate Against Me for Seeking Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
The Social Security Administration oversees more than retirement income. If you are permanently disabled and are also unable to work for at least one full year due to a medically determined physical or mental condition, or if your condition will result in death, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability. Read more >>

Please read our frequently asked questions such as: How may a Social Security lawyer help me in the appeals process? Does my disability have to be permanent to receive Social Security Disability Benefits?
Real estate is covered by both federal and state laws. State laws differ on a number of issues. As a result, it is important to protect your interests by retaining an experienced real estate attorney for routine as well as complex transactions. This overview will discuss topics that are important in understanding real estate law. Read more >>

Please read our frequently asked questions such as: What is a deed? What is a disclosure statement?
There are various ways that personal injury may result. Personal injury may be caused by defective or dangerous consumer goods, motor vehicle accidents or even animal attacks. Personal injury attorneys are experienced with recognizing the strengths and weaknesses of your case. They know before you pursue legal action if you have a potential personal injury case and what would be needed to make it stronger. Read more >>

Please read our frequently asked questions such as: Do I have a winnable personal injury case? How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit?
Wrongful death occurs when companies or individuals are negligent or either of these are found to have misconduct in their duties to others. These include car accidents, medical malpractice, occupational accidents and others. Statutes are in place for every state to establish procedures for bringing actions against the responsible party or parties; in this case, it is called a Wrongful Death Statute. Read more >>

Please read our frequently asked questions such as: Are the parents of unborn children able to file suit in a wrongful death? How do they determine if the death may be punishable by criminal action? What is the difference between the civil and criminal cases that can be filed?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), someone is involved in a car accident every ten seconds in the United States. This high frequency of car accidents makes motor vehicle accidents the most common personal injury cases in the courts today. In most states, motor vehicle accidents are covered by negligence law, although some states have laws (known as "no-fault" laws) that state that the driver that caused the accident is irrelevant to the case. Read more >>

Please read our frequently asked questions such as: Do I have a winnable personal injury case? and How long do I have to file a lawsuit?
Criminal law covers “public wrongs”, or offenses against the public and order. The federal, state, and local governments all define these laws and prosecute people who commit these crimes. Public wrongs range from traffic violations to the most serious offenses such as rape or murder. Those charged with a crime are called “defendants”. They are represented by defense attorneys, while the government that charges the defendant is represented by an attorney called a “prosecutor”. Read more >>

Please read our frequently asked questions such as: Who is a prosecutor? How does a prosecutor decide whether to charge an individual with a crime?
Estate planning, which includes legal documents like wills, trusts, and powers of attorney, is the process of preparing instructions on how to manage your assets after your death. State and federal laws apply to estate planning, and so do taxes. In order to protect your assets, it may be necessary to create legal entities such as limited liability companies (LLCs) or family partnerships. Read more >>

Please read our frequently asked questions such as: What is a will? How can I revise my will?
Starting a new business or becoming a business owner for the first time can be extremely confusing. A successful business owner must consider a number of complex factors. The laws covering these issues are very different from state to state and from city to city. New business owners should definitely consult with an attorney with experience in corporate and business law. Read more >>

Please read our frequently asked questions such as: How does my debt-to-equity ratio affect my ability to get financing? What should I do before choosing a name for my enterprise?
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Mason City, Iowa Attorney practicing in Iowa primarily in Workers' Compensation & Personal Injury. Lawyers at the Brown, Kinsey, Funkhouser & Lander, P.L.C. are dedicated to serve their clients in Iowa, including the cities of Mason City, Algona, Allison, Boone, Cedar Rapids, Charles City, Clarion, Dakota City, Des Moines, Eldora, Forest City, Fort Dodge, Garner, Grundy Center, Hampton, Marshalltown, Mount Pleasant, Nevada, New Hampton, Northwood, Osage, Toledo, Vinton, Waterloo, Waverly, Webster City and West Union, and the communities that make up Cerro Gordo, Benton, Black Hawk, Boone, Bremer, Butler, Chickasaw, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Howard, Humboldt, Kossuth, Linn, Marshall, Mitchell, Polk,  Story, Tama, Webster, Winnebago, Worth, Wright counties.

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