Tammy Westhoff Gentry


Ms. Gentry has spent twenty years with the Parrish Kruidenier Law Firm, where she strongly advocates for her clients across the State. Ms. Gentry primary practice is in state court and administrative agencies. While Ms. Gentry frequently goes to court, some of her best wins for her clients are settled without seeing the courtroom.

Ms. Gentry’s diverse practice focuses on representing individuals, frequently in times of unfortunate or stressful circumstances, such as a motor vehicle or work related accident, a divorce, or a criminal charge. Ms. Gentry also assists small businesses involved in litigation. She has litigated in many Iowa agencies, including representing licensed professionals against disciplinary actions and injured workers’ at the Workers’ Compensation Commission. In addition, Ms. Gentry is a certified mediator with Polk County’s District Court Mediation Program, and actively mediates family law and other disputes. Many of Ms. Gentry’s clients come from referrals from other lawyers in the community, as she takes on many difficult cases.

Ms. Gentry actively gives back to the community. She is the Chair of Broadlawns’ Medical Center Foundation, a board member of the Mid-Iowa Health Foundation, and a PAC Trustee for the Iowa Association of Justice.

Ms. Gentry is married, and is raising her two school aged daughters. She enjoys long distance running, coaching Middle School Mock Trial and spending time with her family.

  • Jane Doe v. New London School District and Sisk, 2014 Iowa Sup. LEXIS 73 (Iowa 2014). Successfully argued statute of limitations defense in litigation against school teacher
  • Love’s Enterprises v. David Love, (2010) successfully defended Claimant’s award of a permanent-total workers’ compensation injury against appeal by employer.
  • Iowa Judicial Branch v. Iowa Dist. Court for Polk County, (2010) Iowa Supreme Court appeal concerning the expungement of a dismissed or acquitted criminal charge from on-line court records.
  • Manke v. Fernandez, 2002 Iowa App. LEXIS 564. Client won judgment against doctor in medical negligence case. The Iowa Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment.

Workers’ Compensation

  • Settled physical-mental claim for Jail detention worker following an inmate attack;
  • Perla v. Tyson Foods (2018). Obtained a permanent-total disability award for injured worker, prevailing against two employer appeals.
  • Love’s Enterprises v. David Love, (2010) successfully kept Claimant’s award of a permanent-total workers’ compensation injury against appeal by employer.

Family Law

  • Several trials including child custody, asset division, spousal support