Welcome to Putnam, Fern and Thompson Law Office, PLLC

Putnam, Fern & Thompson Law Office | Winneshiek County Courthouse | Decorah, Iowa

The Putnam, Fern and Thompson Law Office was founded in Decorah, Iowa, in 1987 by attorney Dale L. Putnam. Since that time, the firm has provided aggressive legal counsel to individuals and businesses throughout Iowa and Minnesota.

The Putnam, Fern and Thompson Law Office is a general practice law firm with an emphasis on trial practice, personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, American with Disabilities, family law, real estate, probate, corporations and debtor/creditor.

Our firm provides aggressive legal counsel to individuals and businesses throughout Iowa and Minnesota.

The Putnam, Fern and Thompson Law Office is a general practice law firm with an emphasis on trial practice, personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, Employment Disabilities, family law, real estate, probate, corporations and debtor/creditor.

Meet our attorneys

Dale L. Putnam
Founding Member, Retired

“I have always pursued my work with passion because I love helping people in the court of law, being of service, and experiencing the sense of accomplishment that comes with knowing you have done the best you can for your client.”

~ Dale L. Putnam

Erik W. Fern
Member

“All legal advocacy must start with sound adherence to ethics.  Irrespective of the merits of the case, an attorney’s zealously advocacy must first start with a firm commitment that his or her representation will remain within the confines of the law and his or her professional ethics.  It is better to be known as a fair attorney with uncompromised ethics than an exceptional attorney whose word cannot be trusted.  No attorney can guarantee an outcome, but I can guarantee providing diligent, effective service guided by honesty and an investment to meet my client’s desired outcome.”

~ Erik Fern

Jeremy L. Thompson
Member

“With any client I strive to provide aggressive, realistic and timely legal advice, whether in a traumatic injury case, contract dispute, drug charge, contested estate proceeding, or even in the preparation of a simple will.  The type of case or reason for my representation doesn’t matter because my goal is always to exceed each client’s expectations while maintaining a close working relationship.”

~ Jeremy Thompson

Andrew J. Casper
Associate

"As an attorney I have the distinct honor of representing people with legal issues. I enjoy the process of helping individuals through these times, because at its core, law is about people."

~ Andrew J. Casper

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Decorah, Iowa Attorney practicing in Iowa primarily in Personal Injury, Family Law, Auto/Car Accidents, Estate Planning/Probate, and Real Estate. Attorneys at Putnam, Fern and Thompson Law Office are dedicated to serving their clients in Iowa, including the cities of Decorah, West Union, Waukon, Cresco, Elkader, New Hampton, Dubuque, Waterloo, Mason City, Waverly, Independence, Charles City, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Osage, Davenport, Garner, Eldora, & Clinton, and the communities that make up Winneshiek, Fayette, Allamakee, Howard, Clayton, Chickasaw, Dubuque, Black Hawk, Cerro Gordo, Bremer, Buchanan, Floyd, Johnson, Linn, Mitchell, Scott, Hancock, Hardin, and Clinton counties.