Iowa (1992); Iowa and U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern Districts of Iowa, United States Supreme Court 8th Circuit, Court of Appeals, Central District of Illinois
Areas of Practice:
General practice including but not limited to:Full Real Estate Statewide Practice for Residential and Commercial Real Estate
Licensed in multiple districts for bankruptcy practice handling Chapter 7, Chapter 13 and creditors rights; Estate Planning and Estate Administration; Corporate law including transactional and litigation in both State and Federal Courts; Abstracting and escrow services state wideBusiness Office, Litigation Practice, Bankruptcy both Debtor and Creditor Rights, Estate Planning, Probating Wills and Trust Administration,
Adoption Law, Agricultural Law, Arbitration/Mediation, Banking Law, Bankruptcy, Business Law, Business Formation, Child Custody/Support, Collections Law, Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Construction Law, Consumer Complaints, Contracts, Corporate Law, Criminal Law, Disability, Divorce, DUI/DWI, Education Law, Elder Law, Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Entertainment, Estate Planning, Family Law, Fathers Rights, Franchise Law, Gay and Lesbian Rights, Governmental Law, Grandparents RIghts, Guardianship, Health Care, Insurance, Investment/Securities, Labor Law, Landlord/Tenant, Legal Malpractice, Litigation, Mediation/Arbitration, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Municipal Law, Nursing Home, Operating While Intoxicated, (O.W.I), Paternity, Personal Injury, Personal Injury - Product Liability, Personal Injury - Wrongful Death, Probate Administration, Probate Disabled Adults, Professional Malpractice, Real Estate - Condominium Law, Real Estate - Eminent Domain, Real Estate - General, Real Estate - Mortgage Foreclosure, Real Estate - Foreclosure, Real Estate - Tax Assessments, Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Slander/Defamation, Small Claims, Social Security, Tax Problems, Tenant/Landlord, Toxic Mold, Toxic Torts, Transportation, Trusts and Estate Planning, Wills, Workers Compensation, Zoning Planning and Land Use
Foreign Languages Spoken:
University of Iowa, B.B.A. (1989); Professional School of Accounting, Drake University, J.D. with honors (1991); Delta Beta Phi; Order of the Coif, Recipient, Edward H. Jones Scholarship for Outstanding First Year Students.
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Intern, Honorable Charles R. Wolle, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa (1991); Certified Public Accountant, Iowa (1989)
Author (1994-2000) Income Tax Handbook, National Research Bureau, Burlington, Iowa; Contributing Author, "Starting & Operating a Business in Iowa," Oasis Press, Grants Pass, Oregon, (1990);Lecturer, Iowa Wesleyan College, (1994-1998); Southeastern Community College (1996-1997); Chairman Board of Directors: Iowa Title County Division, Iowa Finance Authority; State of Iowa appointed Governor, Tom Vilsack (1999);
Member: Des Moines County, Iowa State and American Bar Associations; American Land Title Association; Iowa Land Title Association; Real Estate Section of The Iowa State Bar Association, Subcommittee Legislative Affairs; American Citizenship Award Committee of The Iowa State Bar Association; American Bankruptcy Institute; National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees;
Advisory Board Member: Iowa Legal Aid; American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants
Des Moines County, Iowa Compensation Board (2004); Burlington Armory Board (2002); Vice President of Abstract and Title Guaranty of Des Moines County; Inc. a participating abstractor for Iowa Title Guaranty; National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Association
Willing to make "house calls" to assist the elderly or homebound; Will consider accepting appointments that require visits to the county jail or other correctional facilities for consultation.
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