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Welcome to the website of H. Edwin Detlie, Attorney, Past President of the Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, Inc. (2004-5). His practice is limited to Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability/SSI appeals. While he has practiced law in Ottumwa, Iowa since 1982, he recently opened a second law office in Dexter, Iowa, just west of Des Moines.


Mr. Detlie is a member of the Larson's National Workers' Compensation Advisory Board for LexisNexis, the world's largest legal publisher. He contributes a weblog, or blog, on the LexisNexis Workers' Compensation Law Center. Click here to see his Workers' Compensation blog on LexisNexis. He was appointed in 2009 to serve as Chair of the Law Practice Management Committee of the Iowa State Bar Association, and continues to serve in that capacity. He is a Sustaining Member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR), and has been appointed to the NOSSCR Technology Committee. He is a member of the Iowa Association for Justice, Workers' Compensation Section. He is a regular speaker at State, regional and national seminars in Social Security Disability and Workers' Compensation law, and is Co-chair of the 47th Annual Iowa Workers' Compensation Symposium in June of 2009. 


Prior to opening his law office in Ottumwa, Mr. Detlie was an Administrative Law Judge with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission for several years. If you are interested in an appointment at no charge to discuss a work injury or pending Social Security Disability appeal, please click here.  The purpose of this website is to provide information for clients or potential clients, about their rights and the procedural complications for injured and disabled workers, pursuing claims for Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability or SSI. This site has been set up to include as much information as possible, in a way that is as understandable as possible.

Practice Areas

Social Security

Call Today: 641-682-8119

Toll Free:  (800)747-8119

Workers Compensation

Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability
H. Edwin Detlie is Past President of the Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, 2004-5, and Chair of the Iowa State Bar Association Law Practice Management Committee, 2009-. His practice is limited to claims for Iowa Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability.

He is licensed to practice in Iowa, as well as Federal District Courts in Iowa, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

"Let justice flow like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream."

Amos 5:24