Charles A. Blades

Shareholder Attorney


Chuck is a shareholder at Smith, Mills & Schrock Law.  He defends employers and insurance companies in workers' compensation, civil liability and employment law claims in Iowa.  Chuck also provides in-house consultations to help companies mitigate exposure in workers' compensation and employment issues.



Chuck is licensed to practice law in Iowa and Illinois.  He is specifically licensed in the Northern Federal District Court.  Chuck's practice involves administrative law, state law and federal law venues.


University of Iowa College of Law, J.D.
Dartmouth College, B.A. 


Author, Iowa Tort Guide, a 400-page professional reference manual covering all aspects of Iowa tort law

Please contact me for a complete list of publications and seminars.

Outside of the office, Chuck enjoys outdoor activities, including tennis, biking, skiing and hiking.  Chuck enjoys spending time with his three college-aged children and wife, who is a professional figure skating coach.

Chuck has served on the Boards of Directors for various non-profit entities, including the Cedar Rapids Recreation Commission and Family Promise of Linn County, helping homeless families.

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