- General Practice
- Civil Appeals
- Trial Practice
- Personal Injury
- Municipal Law
- Civil Rights Defense
- Civil Rights Section 1983
P.O. Box 398, Council Bluffs, IA 51502-0398
Colorado State University, B.S., 1993; Iowa State University, M.S., 2000
Drake University, J.D., with honors, 2000
2000, Iowa and Nebraska; 2002, U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 2008, U.S. Supreme Court
American Bar Association (Current Member, Corporate Sponsor Committee Member of the GP Solo Division, and Council Member-at-Large for the Solo, Small firm and General Practice Division); Pottawattamie County Bar Association (President, 2009-2010, Vice-President 2008-2009), Iowa State Bar Association (Current Member, Board of Governors; Past-President, Bar Review Committee of the Young Lawyers Division), Nebraska State Bar Association; Iowa Trial Lawyers Association (former member, former Board of Governors, Past Co-Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee); Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (April 2016 - Present); American Board of Trial Advocates (May 2016 - Present).
Recipient, Iowa State Bar Association Young Lawyer Award of Merit for contributions to the Bar and Citizens of the State of Iowa, 2008. Named as one of Council Bluffs 20 under 40 in 2009. Co-presenter: with George Davidson at the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers 2012 - Seminar, Topic: Appellate Case Review; with George Davidson at the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers 2011 - Seminar, Topic: Appellate Case Review; Presenter: Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers 2010 Seminar - Topic: Motion Practice; 2010 County Attorneys Fall Training Conference - Topic: Civil Immunity for Prosecutors; Elected to Lewis Central Board of Education in 2010.
Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers (Named to fellowship in 2012).
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