Gary is a trained mediator.  He successfully completed Dick Calkins' 40-hour mediation training sponsored by the International Academy of Dispute Resolution and is an authorized mediator of the Academy.  With Gary's variety of legal experience as well as his even-tempered and thoughtful demeanor, he is an excellent choice when you need the services of a top-notch mediator.


In over 20 years of practice, Gary has tried more than 80 jury cases to verdict, all as first chair.  He has extensive experience in criminal law as well as many different civil practice areas.  His civil practice expertise includes work in the areas of employment law (public and private sector), discrimination/wrongful termination, wrongful death, personal injury, administrative law, general litigation and family law.

Gary is a seasoned attorney who has been a criminal prosecutor and defense attorney as well as a civil plaintiff attorney and defense attorney.  He has worked and appeared in courts in rural, suburban and urban settings all over Iowa and he knows the unique characteristics of those different settings.

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