Leon F. Spies

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Phi Eta Sigma; Omicron Delta Kappa. Judicial Magistrate, Sixth Judicial District of Iowa, 1978-1983. Instructor, Trial Advocacy, University of Iowa College of Law, 1996—.

Iowa State Bar Foundation.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Trial
  • Appeals

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
888-852-3790  Phone
319-337-4193  Phone
319-337-2396  Fax
University Attended:
University of Iowa, B.B.A., with distinction, 1972
Law School Attended:
University of Iowa, J.D., with distinction, 1975
Year of First Admission:
1975, Iowa; 2000, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois; 1987, U.S. Supreme Court; 1975, U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
Johnson County (Secretary, 1979-1981; Vice President, 2004-2005; President, 2005-2006), Iowa State (Member, Criminal Law Litigation Section; Board of Governors) and American (Member, Committees on: Ethics and Professionalism; Trial Evidence; Trial Practice; Criminal Law Litigation Section) Bar Associations; American College of Trial Lawyers (Member, Iowa State Committee); Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers (President, 2011-2012; Vice President, 2010-2011; Board of Governors, 2004—); Iowa Association for Justice; American Association for Justice; American Judicature Society; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; American Inns of Court (Master; President, Dean Mason Ladd Inn, 1995-1996).
Birth Information:
Blue Grass, Iowa, October 8, 1950

Peer Reviews

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Iowa City, Iowa

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