att bio

I’ve had an active trial practice for more than 35 years. Before opening my office, I benefitted from other valuable learning experiences. I was a Special Agent in the FBI, an attorney for the U. S. Army, a corporate lawyer, assistant city attorney and prosecuting attorney.

I am admitted to practice in State and Federal Courts in Iowa and Illinois and regularly practice in those courts. I am also a member of various legal organizations, including the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers. The Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers has a limited membership of 250 attorneys across the State. Membership is by invitation only. I am also a member of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI.

FEES

THE FIRST CONSULTATION IS FREE. I will meet with you and discuss your situation and options with you without charge.

Work for injured persons is done on a CONTINGENT FEE basis. “Contingent” means that I am not paid any fee unless I get money for my client. The Contingent Fee is a percentage of that money. This is spelled out in a mutually beneficial written agreement between the client and myself.

If you have questions about attorney’s fees or any other matter please call me and I will be happy to talk with you.

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois - Trial Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Augustana College, Rock Island

Professional Associations & Membership

  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Iowa Association for Justice, Member
  • Iowa Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Bar Association, Member
  • Scott County Iowa Bar Association, Member
  • Rock Island Bar Association, Member
  • The National Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • The Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, Member