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Connie M. Alt

Connie M. Alt, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Practice Areas

  • Health Law
  • Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice

Contact Information

Connie M. Alt
Attorney, Senior Vice President
Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Phone: (319) 731-2217
Fax: (319) 365-8443

Connie’s Assistant

Name: Becky L. Mollenhauer
Phone: (319) 731-2218

About Connie M. Alt

Connie is a Senior Vice President at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll and serves as chair of the Health Law Section and Litigation Practice Groups. Her legal work focuses primarily in the areas of health law and litigation, (medical malpractice, products liability, and commercial litigation).

She has worked with and for health law clients throughout the state, including hospitals, multi-specialty medical groups, clinics, and individual providers. In addition to her  extensive trial experience (more than 75 jury trials, as well as non-jury trials, and administrative hearings), she advises her clients on all aspects of health law, including risk management, policies, medical staff by-laws, fair hearing processes, medical records issues, and professional board matters. She also serves the firm on its board.

She recently began a position as an adjunct assistant professor of health law for the Executive Masters Program in the School of Public Health at The University of Iowa.

Prior to joining Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, Connie clerked for Associate Justice Harvey Uhlenhopp on the Iowa Supreme Court in 1985.


  • University of Iowa, B.B.A. Business Administration (1982)
  • University of Iowa, J.D. (with high distinction) (Order of the Coif) (1985)
    • Iowa Law Review–Associate Editor (1984-1986)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Iowa Society of Hospital Attorneys
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (State Committee Chair-2013-2014)
  • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Iowa President-2007)
  • Fellow, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers (President-2006)
  • Member, Linn County Bar Association (President – 2010) Board of Governors (1995- 97)
  • Member, Defense Research Institute, Inc.
  • Iowa State Bar Association (member: Health Law Section and Litigation Section, 1995-present; Bench/ Bar committee (1997-2000)
  • Master, Mason Ladd Inn of Court, 2003 President, 2002 Program Chair Iowa
  • Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence (2001-04)
  • Iowa Supreme Court Committee on Continuing Legal Education (1993-99)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Listed in the Best Lawyers in America®–Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants.
  • Named Cedar Rapids “Lawyer of the Year” Bet-the-Company Litigation (2014) and Medical Malpractice Law (2016) by Best Lawyers in America®
  • Listed as a Great Plains Super Lawyer®-Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice, Civil Litigation Defense, General Litigation
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Inc. Rating “AV”
  • Waypoint Women of Achievement Honoree (1995)

Community and Personal

  • Volunteer Attorney, Iowa Legal Aid
  • Board Member, Iowa Lottery Board, (1991 – 1999)
  • YWCA Board (1990 – 1992)
  • Salvation Army Board (1987- 1990)

Speeches and Publications

  • Legal Implications of Medical Cannibidiol Laws for Physicians, 10/18/2019 Eastern Iowa Osteopathic Conference, IAMC
  • Document What You D: medical-legal Aspects of Documentation, OB-GYN Grand Rounds, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 6/18/2019
  • Risk Management, A Case Based Study, 2018, ACOFP Midwinter Family Practice Conference
  • Training and Mentoring Millennials in Litigation, 2017 Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Seminar
  • Inductee’s Response,  American College of Trial Lawyers Annual Meeting, October 2005
  • lectured, University of Iowa Dental School, Dental Malpractice (2012)
  • Lectured at the University of Iowa Department of Health Management and Policy on the subject of lawsuits, depositions and trials. (2012)
  • Medical Malpractice Defense Perspectives, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Annual meeting, Des Moines (2010)
  • Instructor, Iowa ABOTA Trial Academy (2010)
  • The Defense Perspective,  Iowa Trial Lawyers Assoc. Annual Meeting, Des Moines, (2004)
  • Panel on Ethics, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Annual meeting, Des Moines, (2003)
  • Selection and Preparation of Experts, Tort & Insurance Law Seminar,  Iowa Defense Counsel, Des Moines, IA (2002)
  • Ethical Issues and Challenges In Personal Injury/Worker’s Comp/Disability Cases, and Getting Injured Persons Back To Work, Legal Services/Volunteer Lawyers Project Seminar, Cedar Rapids, IA  (2001)
  • FMLA, FLSA, EEOC, ICRC, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers annual meeting, Des Moines, IA (2001)
  • Psychiatric Disabilities and the ADA,  Council on Education in Management, Cedar Rapids, IA  (1999)
  • Invisible Disabilities and the ADA, Personnel Law Update, Cedar Rapids, IA  (1998)
  • Employment Law,  Council on Education in Management, Cedar Rapids, IA (1998)
  • Employee Discharge and Documentation, Lorman Business Center, Cedar Rapids, IA (1998)
  • Subrogation and Third Party Claims: The Defense Perspective, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers annual meeting, Des Moines, IA (1998)
  • Iowa Rules of Civil Procedure, Fall Traveling Seminar, Iowa State Bar Assn. (1998)
  • The Erosion of Out At-Will Protections, Council on Education in Management, Cedar Rapids, IA (1997)
  • Medical Malpractice from the Defense Counsel Perspective, Cedar Rapids, IA, (1997)
  • Drug Testing Legislation, Current and Proposed, Iowa-Illinois Safety Council, Des Moines, IA (1997)
  • Sexual Harassment, Iowa Legal Assistants Seminar, Cedar Rapids, IA (1997)
  • Presenter, Masters in Trial Program, Sponsored by ABOTA, Des Moines, IA  (1996)
  • Employment Manuals, ISBA Government Practice Section, Des Moines, IA  (1996)
  • Instructor/Speaker, Joint Trial Advocacy Program (3 days), Sponsored by Iowa Academy, Iowa Trial Lawyers, and Iowa Defense Counsel Association, Iowa City, IA (1995)
  • Harassment – Rights and Remedies, Northeast Iowa Group of Financial Women International, Cedar Rapids, IA  (1994)
  • Health Care Providers versus Insurers or Plans, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers annual meeting, Des Moines, IA (1994)
  • Insurance Coverage Issues in Discrimination Cases, Iowa Defense Counsel Association, Des Moines, IA (1993)
  • Releases from the Defense Perspective, Iowa Defense Counsel Association, Des Moines, IA (1990)
  • Settlement Documents, Iowa Bar Association Bridge the Gap Seminar, Des Moines, IA (1990)
  • Discovery Sanctions and IRCP 125, Iowa Defense Counsel Association, Des Moines, IA (1990)
  • The Anatomy of a Lawsuit, Iowa Perinatal Conference, 2007
  • Iowa Law Review, Vol. 70, 1984-1985, Note:  Preservation of Judgment N.O.V. Motion under Rule 50(b) Renewal of Directed Verdict Motion

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