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Scott Alan Michels

Scott Alan Michels

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Administrative Law, Workers Compensation, Juvenile

Scott Michels

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. DUI & DWI: 45%
    8 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 35%
    8 years
  3. Administrative Law: 10%
  4. Juvenile: 5%
  5. Workers Compensation: 5%



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Colin Christopher Murphy

    I attended a specialized, three-day training in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing with Scott last August in Denver, Colorado. He stood out among many experienced DUI trial attorneys for his ability to quickly grasp and apply the techniques involved in the administration and scoring of these tests. I know he possesses the critical insight and advanced knowledge necessary to defend someone against the State's claim that they are "under the influence" due to the results of the SFSTs. If you or someone you know is charged with OWI in Iowa, you should be represented by a skilled attorney like Scott who can create reasonable doubt by critically cross-examining the arresting officer. His training in this area sets him apart from others.


    Colin Murphy Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Nicholas Arthur Sarcone

    I endorse this lawyer. Quality lawyer with high ethical standards. Does excellent work for his clients! Highly recommended.


    Nicholas Sarcone Federal Crime Attorney
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Contact Info

Gourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm, PLC

440 Fairway Dr.
Suite 210
West Des Moines, IA, 50266


IAAuthorized to practice law200704/30/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
NHTSA Field Sobriety Test CertificationNHTSA/IACP2009
Young Alumni AwardUpper Iowa University2009
Constitutional Law and Civil Rights CertificateDrake University School of Law2007
Litigation and Dispute Resolution CertificateDrake University School of Law2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyGourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm PLC2007 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2008 - Present
Iowa Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
Iowa State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Polk County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. MueggenbergNot Guilty
State v. HollowayNot Guilty
State v. FelperDismissed

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Drake UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Upper Iowa UniversityCriminology; PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2003

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Drinking and Driving Informational MeetingKnow Your Rights2014
Annual Seminar on Iowa Criminal Law and ProcedureSex Offender Registry Modification2014