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Education

Coe College

  • 1978 – 1980

University of Iowa

  • B.A.
  • 1983

Drake University College of Law

  • December 1987

Experience

Legal:

  • RSH Legal - Attorney
    • 2023-Present
  • The James Law Firm, P.C. - Attorney
    • 1989-2023
  • Polk County - Assistant Attorney
    • 1988-1989

Professional Organizations

  • Iowa State Bar Association
    • Admitted to the Iowa Bar January 1988
    • Also admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern District of Iowa
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Civil Trial Advocate. 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Polk County Iowa Bar Association
  • Iowa Association of Justice (formerly Iowa Trial Lawyers Association)
    • Past President 2002-2003
  • American Association of Justice (formerly American Trial Lawyers Association)
  • C. Edwin Moore American Inns of Court
    • Master of the Bench Emeritus
    • Past President
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • Advocate
    • Secretary/Treasurer Iowa Chapter
  • National Board Representative Iowa Chapter
  • American Board of Trial Advocates Foundation
    • Vice President 2023
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • Fellow
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    • Fellow
  • International Society of Barristers
  • OTHER LEGAL COMMITTEES
    • Judicial Nominating Commission District 5C (2018-2024)