The decision to pursue, or defend your legal rights in a court of law is a serious decision. Before filing any lawsuit, or defending yourself if you have been sued, you want the best investigation, and the best legal advice you can get. You deserve a lawyer you can trust, and who has the experience necessary to handle your case properly. You have a right to be fully informed, and have your questions answered throughout the representation.
Trials and appeals concerning Iowa and Federal Criminal charges such as Arson, Murder, Drug, Gambling, Money Laundering and Internet Pornography and Civil lawsuits including Personal Injury, Malpractice, Wrongful Death and Products Liability.
Pledge. I will investigate and understand the facts and the law that are likely to determine the outcome of the client's legal issue and give informed recommendations concerning the decisions to be made.
I have prepared and tried to jury verdict almost 200 criminal defense and plaintiff’s personal injury cases and hundreds more trials and motions have been presented to a judge for decision in the 36 years I have been a lawyer. I have briefed and argued dozens of cases to Iowa and Federal Appellate Courts. These cases have ranged from a landlord tenant small claims case to weeks long products liability and federal conspiracy cases.
University of Iowa, BGS, 1976
University of Iowa College of Law, With Honors, December 1978
Admitted to Practice
Iowa Supreme Court, January 1979
Southern District of Iowa
Northern District of Iowa
Central District of Illinois
United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States