Fighting for you when you need it most

The ADVOCATE you want on your side


We build teams, not attorney-client relationships

Harley Erbe is the founder of Erbe Law Firm, a small firm that provides personalized attention while delivering large firm results. Harley has stood side-by-side with our clients since 2005 and faced the largest law firms in Iowa and throughout the nation. We have routinely done so in our car accident, personal injury, insurance law, construction defect, and employment law cases.

We don’t view the people we work with as simply clients. We value them as teammates, partners, friends. When you work with us you’ll become part of a team dedicated to advancing your cause, and not just part of a sterile attorney-client relationship. When people invite us to stand with them, we in turn invite them to collaborate with us in all aspects of their fight because we never forget who we’re fighting for and why we’re fighting.

Communication is a primary component of our partnerships and teamwork with our clients. We’ll keep you informed about your case, let you know what’s coming next, and ask for your input regarding future moves. We promptly respond to emails and telephone calls. If you’re thinking about your case, then so are your teammates at our firm.

Knowledgeable in the law, skilled in the courtroom

It takes courage to stand before a jury and argue for a client. It also requires hard work and skill to prepare for and properly conduct a jury trial. Harley's membership in numerous trial lawyer organizations, including the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates, demonstrates his courage, work ethic, skill, and experience in presenting cases to juries.

We don't just dabble in any legal matters that come our way. Although we have expertise in other areas of law, we have focused our skill and learning on car accident, personal injury, employment law, construction defect, and insurance law cases. We chose to be specialists, not generalists, to ensure that we're ready for select types of cases when we're called to duty.

As you can see from our blog, we stay current on applicable court decisions from Iowa and throughout the nation. We do that to educate not only ourselves on the most current state of the law but also visitors to our site who may be seeking more specific information about a particular legal topic.

Practice Areas

Harley Provides Professional And Trustworthy Representation Throughout Your Case

Car Accidents

Car Accidents

Car accidents can be physically and emotionally devastating. Harley works to get his clients everything they deserve after an accident. We’ll battle for you until the very end.

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Personal Injury

Injuries to you or a loved one can cause serious damage. In these cases the medical expenses have a specific price tag. The physical, psychological, and emotional suffering does not. We’ll work for the justice you deserve.

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Employment Law

Employment law governs the entire relationship between employer and employee. Read about the different situations in which your employment rights can be violated. We won’t stop until those rights are vindicated.

Insurance Law

Insurance Law

You don’t have to take it when insurance companies ignore their policies by delaying or denying payment of valid claims. Harley will stand with you to secure the coverage you paid for. From health issues to house fires, you need an attorney that you can trust.

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Harley Erbe has represented me personally and professionally for over 10 years. In the years that I have worked with Harley, he has been consistently excellent in his communication, follow up, and professionalism. Harley takes the time to discuss options and outcomes. Harley is very knowledgeable in many areas of Iowa law and takes the time with his clients to make sure they understand every aspect of their case. Harley is aggressive, professional, and brings real results every time we work together. I would highly recommend Harley if you are looking for an attorney who works hard and listens to his clients.

-Carey H.


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