Fred L. Dorr


Fred L. Dorr is the President and managing shareholder of Wasker, Dorr, Wimmer & Marcouiller, P.C. He heads the litigation and public utility law sections of the firm. In that capacity he brings more than 35 years of experience to clients engaged in all phases of litigation and public utility transactions.

Background Information

Fred was born in Marcus, Cherokee County, Iowa on November 30, 1947. He graduated from the Marcus Community School District in 1966 and received an undergraduate B.S. degree from Northwestern University in 1970. He earned his J.D. degree in 1975 from Drake University Law School. While at Drake, Fred became a member of the Order of the Barristers, was on the National Moot Court Team, and authored a case note for the Drake Law Review (24 Drake Law Review 704, 1975).

After completing his undergraduate work in Evanston, Illinois, Fred entered the United States Navy as a Supply Corps Officer where he served for three years. His principal duty station was aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Independence, operating out of Norfolk, Virginia.

Bar Admissions

Iowa (1976 - Present)
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals (8th Circuit)
U.S. District Court (N.D. of Iowa and S.D. of Iowa)

Professional Recognition/Honors & Accomplishments

AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale/Hubbell (Top Rated / 30 Years / Distinction Awarded by Peers and Judiciary)
Member: Iowa Super Lawyers®, Civil Litigation Defense, 2007-Present
Member: Great Plains Super Lawyers®, Civil Litigation Defense, 2009-Present
Fellow: Litigation Counsel of America (Trial Lawyer Honorary Society)
Fellow: Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers (Membership by Invitation)


  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association
  • Board of Directors, West Des Moines Community School District, 1989-1995 (President 1992-1993)
  • Electric Cooperative Bar Association
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • American Bar Foundation (Fellow)
  • Lutheran Church of Hope
  • USS Iowa (SSN 797) Commissioning Committee

Personal Activities/Interests

Fred has three daughters, Kelly, Kristin and Elizabeth. His family is active in school, church, and community activities in Des Moines and its western suburbs. In addition, Fred has been active in statewide political campaigns, community volunteer activities and local charity events.