Brown, Fagen & Rouse


Dallas Center Office

502 15th Street, P.O. Box 250
Dallas Center, IA 50063
Tel: 515.992.3728
Fax: 515.992.3971

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Grimes Office


Monday-Thursday 1-5 p.m.
306 South 1st Street
Grimes, IA  50111
Tel: 515.986.9888
Fax: 515.986.9876

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Ben Rouse, Ralph Brown, and
Chuck Fagen at the Dallas County Courthouse

Our Lawyers Represent Clients Throughout Iowa in a Variety of Fields of Law.

The lawyers at the law firm of Brown, Fagen & Rouse provide individuals, businesses, and families throughout Iowa with legal representation in a wide variety of areas. Ours is a general practice, and our areas of practice include
  • Real Estate Law
  • Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, and Probate Law
  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Taxation Law and Tax Returns
  • Family Law
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Debtor and Creditor Law
  • Agricultural Law
  • Municipal and School Law

Firm History
The main office of Brown, Fagen & Rouse is located in Dallas Center, Iowa, where we have been continuously located since 1933.  We also have an office in Grimes, Iowa.

We help our clients manage their affairs by providing timely legal responses that quickly address both opportunities and uncertainties.  Clients can rely on our attorneys to be approachable, responsive, efficient, and effective.  At our very core, we focus on each client's background, needs, and goals.  That's where we start.  With you.  And we never stray from the idea that your needs set our course.  We speak in plain English, respond promptly to questions and concerns, report regularly on case developments, and stay on top of changes in Iowa law.

Our firm is AV-rated, the highest rating given by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, and we are listed in the Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

Our roots go back to 1921, when Guy H. Hall began the practice of law in Dallas Center. In 1933 he built the building we now occupy. John C. McDonald began practicing law in Dallas Center in 1948, and in 1951 he and Mr. Hall formed the Hall and McDonald firm. Mr. Hall died in 1964 and Mr. McDonald died on December 2, 2005.

Peter A. Keller joined the firm in 1970, but left us in 1986 upon his appointment as an Iowa District Court Judge. Ralph R. Brown joined the firm in 1977; Charles H. Fagen in 1987; and Benjamin L. Rouse in 2005.

Though our composition has changed over the years, our commitment to the well being of valued clients throughout Iowa has remained steady. To learn more about the law firm of Brown, Fagen & Rouse, please contact us today.

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