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Legal Focus

My practice is focused on personal injury, appeals, insurance, construction, products liability, municipal, and civil rights.

My clients are generally located in the western half of Iowa and the Council Bluffs/Omaha metro area.  However, I regularly have cases throughout Iowa and Nebraska and extend my practice to Western South Dakota.  I have many years of experience litigating cases and in state and federal courts within the Eighth Circuit.  One of my cases has been argued before the Supreme Court of the United States.

I am also regularly called upon to consult or serve as local counsel.

Bar Admissions

•   U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota June 25, 2018
•   South Dakota May 2, 2018
•   U.S. Supreme Court March 17, 2008
•   U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit April 15, 2002
•   U.S. District Court District of Nebraska March 29, 2002
•   U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa April 4, 2002
•   U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa April 1, 2002
•   Nebraska November 8, 2000
•   Iowa September 11, 2000

Elected Positions

•   Board of Education of the Lewis Central School District 2009 – 2017 (two terms)
•   Commissioner of the West Pottawattamie County Soil and Water Conservation District One term in the early 2000’s

Community Involvement

•   Southwest Regional Office Advisory Council for Iowa Legal Aid Chair July 2015 – 2018 Member 2014 - 2018
•   Children’s Square USA Board of Directors 2011 – 2017

Legal Service

•   American Bar Association Council Member-at-large GPSolo Division 2016 – 2017 Committee member corporate sponsorship 2015 – 2017
•   Iowa State Bar Association Member 2000 – Present Board of Governors 2012 – 2019
•   Iowa State Bar Review School, Inc., and committee of the Young Lawyer’s Division of the Iowa Bar Association Member 1997 – 2010 President 2004 – 2008
•   Southwest Iowa Lawyer League Member 2000 – Present
•   Pottawattamie County Bar Association Member 2000 – Present President 2009 – 2010 Vice-President 2008 – 2009

Publications/Presentations

•   Southwest Iowa Lawyer League – Is Your Tablet, Phone, or other Device Protecting Confidential Client Information? (and other ethical technology concerns) March 4, 2016
•   Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Advocacy Institute, Issues and Strategies for the Trial Lawyer – Is Your Tablet, Phone, or other Device Protecting Confidential Client Information? February 26, 2016
•   Pottawattamie County Bar Association – Sole Practitioner Rules: Iowa Rule 39.18 & 45.11 January 15, 2016
•   Iowa Fourth Judicial District Bench Bar Conference – 2015 Appellate Case Law Review October 26, 2015
•   Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Advocacy Institute co-presented with George Davidson – Appellate Case Law Update (Opinions of the Court of Appeals) February 22, 2013
•   Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Advocacy Institute co-presented with George Davidson – Appellate Case Law Update (Opinions of the Court of Appeals) February 24, 2012
•   Iowa County Attorney Training Conference – Prosecutorial Immunity November 11, 2011
•   Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Advocacy Institute – Motion Practice February 25, 2010

Honors

•   Super Lawyers – Insurance Law 2017 – Present
•   American Board of Trial Advocates – Member 2016 – Present
•   Association of Defense Trial Attorneys 2016 - Present
•   Life Fellow of the Iowa State Bar Foundation 2014 – Present
•   Fellowship in the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers 2012 - Present
•   Martindale Hubble AV Preeminent Ranking 2011 – Present
•   Lawyers.com 5.0 out of 5.0 Client Reviews 2011 – Present
•   Council Bluffs 20 under 40 August 2009
•   Iowa State Bar Association Young Lawyer Award of Merit June 2008

Education

  • J.D. with honors, Drake University Law School, May 2000
  • M.S. Higher Education Administration/Student Affairs Iowa State University, Iowa State University, May 2000
  • B.S. Exercise Sport Science with Minor in Anatomy Neurobiology, Colorado State University, May 1993

Employment

  • Stuart Tinley Law Firm, LLP August 2000 - Present  

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OUR OFFICE

  • Council Bluffs Office

    Address

    310 West Kanesville Boulevard
    Second Floor, CenturyLink Building
    Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503