Iowa (1978); Iowa Supreme Court (1978); U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit (1987); U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa (1978); U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa (1978); U.S. Tax Court (1987); US Supreme Court (2008)
Areas of Practice:
Administrative Law, Adoption Law, Agricultural Law, Alternate Dispute Resolution, Appellate Practice, Aviation and Aerospace, Banking Law, Business Law, Civil Rights and Discrimination, Collections Law, Commercial Law, Communications Law, Computer Law, Constitutional Law, Construction Law, Contracts, Corporate Law, Debtor and Creditor, Eminent Domain, Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Environmental Law, Estate Planning, Family Law, Finance, Franchise Law, Government Contracts, Health Care, Insurance, Labor Law, Legal Malpractice, Municipal Law, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Professional Liability, Real Estate, Social Security Disability, Toxic Torts, Transportation, Trial Law, Trusts and Estates, Wills and Probate
Foreign Languages Spoken:
University of Iowa (B.A., with high distinction, 1975); University of Iowa (J.D., appellate advocacy honors distinction, 1978)
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers (Past President); Iowa State Bar Association (Past President); Iowa Association for Justice (Past Vice President); American Academy of ADR Attorneys (Co-founder and Fellow);Litigation Counsel of America (Fellow); Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Attorneys
Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Phi Eta Sigma; Barrister, Blackstone Inn of Court (1989-1991); Co-Chair, Bench Bar Conference (1990-1991); Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission (1996--), Chair (1999--); District 2B Judicial Nominating Commission (2000--); Speaker and Author of Continuing Legal Education Outlines for Dramshop; Jury Selection; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Trial Advocacy; The role of requested jury instructions and forms of verdict; Voir Dire Techniques; Uninsured / Underinsured Motorists Coverage; Presenting an Appeal; Suggestions on effective Brief writing and effective oral advocacy; Ethics - how to avoid a complaint and what to do once one has been filed.Willing to make "house calls" to assist the elderly or homebound. Private pilot, evening hours and Sundays are usually available
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