Born January 1, 1947 in Lake City, Iowa. Undergraduate Degree from University of Iowa (1969) in Politcal Science and Psychology. USMC 1969-1971. Law Degree from University of Iowa (1974) with highest distinction (Order of Coif). Member of Meardon, Sueppel & Downer, P.L.C. 1974 to 2014. Of Counsel since January 1, 2015. Memeber of the Johnson County, Iowa and American Bar Associations. Fellow of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers. Admitted to the State Courts of Iowa, the Federal Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Certified as a mediator and aribitrator.
Engaged in a general practice with emphasis in civil litigation, including personal injury, employment and business litigation.