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
Iowa State Bar Association
Scott County Bar Association
Iowa Association for Justice, Board of Governors 2008-Present
American Association for Justice (Formerly ATLA)
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Fire casualties: is a smoke detector to blame? Trial Magazine, Journal of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, November,1999.
Continuing Legal Education topics presented to the Scott County Bar Association and Iowa Trial Lawyers Association.
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 42 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.