Gaumer, Emanuel, Carpenter & Goldsmith, P.C.


P.O. Box 601

111 West Second St.

Ottumwa, IA 52501





Bryan J. Goldsmith

Contact Bryan

(641) 682-7579
(641) 682-6982
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Areas of Practice:

General Civil Trial and Appellate Court Practice including but not limited to: Divorce & Custody, Personal Injury, Worker's Compensation, Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, Business Law, General Litigation, Trial Law and Appeals

Bar Admissions:

Iowa (2006)
United States District Court of Iowa, Southern District (2008)


Undergraduate: Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa (2003, B.A. Economics and Business)
Graduate: Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska (2006, J.D.)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Iowa State Bar Association
Wapello County Bar Association (Treasurer, 2008, 2010 - present)
Iowa Association for Justice (Member, Family Law and Workers’ Compensation Sections)
Ottumwa Rotary
Ottumwa Bridge View Center

Representative Work/Cases:

Active practice representing litigants in District and Appellate Courts in Iowa.


Born in Chariton, Iowa (December 31, 1980), Bryan joined the firm as an associate in September of 2006 and became a partner in 2009. Bryan and his wife Kate moved to Ottumwa in 2006 and are active in the Ottumwa community. Bryan enjoys coaching Ottumwa Little League, Ottumwa Youth Football and participating in various other youth events and community activities.