Introducing Cornell Injury Law

When you need an advocate, confidant and friend, hire Danny Cornell.

Danny Cornell and his team are more than fierce advocates.

We directly serve as an attorney in all of Southeast Iowa, including Mt. Pleasant, Burlington, Fairfield, Washington and Ottumwa.

You need a lawyer if you’ve experienced an injury at the fault of another party. We won’t charge you unless you win and we offer free case evaluations.

What we can do for you.

We are committed to making your legal experience easy and painless. Check out our six steps below to learn more.

We will evaluate
your case​

You’ll be greeted warmly by a member of the CIL team when you reach out on the phone, by text message or via email. We will listen diligently as she aids in the beginning phases of your case. This is a service we offer our community free of charge.

Set you up
for success

You need proper documentation from as early on as possible. That includes your testimony, evidence such as photos and medical records. For your safety and successful recovery, we recommend getting evaluated by a physician immediately after an accident. It's important to track your health so you can identify that an injury did, in fact, develop from the incident with proof.

Warmth and

Our clients are part of our family, we take every file and their family seriously and are there for you every step of the way.

Fierce advocacy
for a fair fight​

We are the David defending you against the Goliath: billion-dollar insurance companies. You will not be short-changed to serve a corporation’s bottom line.


It's time to get your life back - but in order for that to happen, you need proper care for your mental or physical recovery. We will ensure you are advocated for to the fullest extent, so we can make you whole again.

compensation ​

All of your losses will be accounted for in your settlement. This is the silver lining that communicates that dignity is your right.

Our Brand Promise


Our vision is to create a world where all organizations, governments and lawyers are fair and just. We do our part to balance the scales in our community one client at a time.


Our purpose is to help those who need an advocate, a confidant, a friend and a protector.


Our mission is to provide unparalleled service and advocacy. Our actions speak so loudly that our earned reputation will result in faster and bigger settlements benefiting our clients.

Our Core Pillars

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We are committed to our clients and their unique cases.

Family First

We are a family oriented team and see our clients as an extension of our good name. We take client selection seriously; If you’re in the CIL family, opposition beware.


We lead with courage, integrity and care. We are seen as leaders in our community because we lead by example and hold our name to the highest standard.

Not Afraid to Lean in

When challenged by Goliath, we level the playing field.

Action Oriented

Actions speak louder than words. We make time to take care for our community and go above and beyond for our clients.


We give more than we get, and thats the way we like it.

About Danny Cornell

Danny was born and raised in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. In his early adulthood, he made his way through the northeastern USA and experienced active military reserves & deployment, eventually taking his experiences with him to settle back in his hometown. Upon arriving back to Mount Pleasant, Danny built Cornell Injury Law alongside his family and the growing CIL team.

He’s a man who appreciates and lives in harmony with God’s grace.

“I didn’t expect I’d become a lawyer, I wanted to help people find peace through working as a minister”

– Danny Cornell

When Danny’s not working, you can find him sponsoring local sports teams and enjoying his evenings grilling in the backyard, going to church and enjoying the outdoors with his family.



Early Career

Danny Cornell spent some of his early years in Long Island, NY as a minister. In his early life he was drawn to bringing people peace and has taken that with him from his time as minister throughout his career and personal life.

He worked in the U.S. military reserves & on deployment as an engineer as well as an administrative specialist.

Your Local Expert

Danny Cornell is known, loved and respected for being a fierce, thoughtful leader who is aggressive in fighting for the rights and dignity of his clients throughout Iowa.

Danny is proud to raise his two kids and dog, Cash in Mount Pleasant Iowa.

Danny has over 25 years of experience winning and achieving justice as a trial lawyer. Book a free consultation with us to learn more about Danny and the Cornell Injury Law team.