HeplerBroom Attorney LaDonna Boeckman


LaDonna L. Boeckman focuses her practice on the defense of medical and dental professionals as well as pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Earlier in her career, Boeckman was in-house litigation counsel for a multi-line insurance carrier in Des Moines, Iowa. Over the years, she has defended insureds in auto collision cases and businesses from premises liability claims, as well as handled civil rights claims. For the past 15 years, she has focused on defending medical and dental professionals and entities.


  • Drake University Law School, J.D., with honors, 1998
  • Drake University, B.A. in English & History with Cultural Studies Concentration, magna cum laude,1995


  • Drake University Law Review
    • Notes Editor (1997-1998)
    • Moot Court Board
  • Drake Law Women
    • Vice President (1997-1998)
    • Executive Board (1996-1997)
  • Extern Law Clerk, Magistrate Judge Celeste F. Bremer, Southern District of Iowa
  • Phi Alpha Delta
    • Executive Board (1996-1997)

Admissions & Affiliations

  • Illinois



  • Obtained dismissal of dentist in dental negligence action where patient claimed negligent application of dental veneers.
  • Obtained dismissal of emergency medicine physician in medical malpractice action alleging injury following intubation of patient.
  • Obtained defense verdict for emergency medicine physician in medical malpractice action alleging developmentally challenged woman who was improperly discharged from emergency department, resulting in her sexual assault.
  • Obtained defense verdict for premises owner when patron claimed automatic car wash caused damage to vehicle.
  • Obtained dismissal of dental clinic defendant in dental negligence action alleging injury to sinus cavity during tooth extraction.


Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers' list of “Ones to Watch” (2021-2024)
  • Trial Lawyer Excellence Award for Outstanding Defense Verdict in a dental malpractice matter; awarded by Jury Verdict Reporter (2012)


Events & Speaking Engagements

  • “Time for Good Behavior! Creating a Culture Free from Sexual Harassment,” Chicago Dental Society-Midwinter Conference (Chicago IL, 2022). (Co-presenter)


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