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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas


  1. Estate Planning: 30%
    25 years
  2. Trusts: 30%
    25 years
  3. Business: 20%
    19 years
  4. Tax: 20%
    25 years

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The Davis Brown Law Firm

4201 Westown Parkway, Ste. 300
West Des Moines, IA, 50266


IAAuthorized to practice law198909/20/2015

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Avvo Contributions
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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Trusts & EstatesBest Lawyers in America2011
Trusts & EstatesSuper Lawyers2011
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Trusts & EstatesSuper Lawyers2010
Trusts & EstatesBest Lawyers in America2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
President's Task Force for CLE ReformIowa State Bar Association2009
Trusts & EstatesSuper Lawyers2009
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Trusts & EstatesBest Lawyers in America2009
Top 100 AttorneysWorth Magazine2008
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
Probate Section, Council MemberIowa State Bar Association2008
Trusts & EstatesSuper Lawyers2008
Trusts & EstatesBest Lawyers in America2008
Probate Section, Council MemberIowa State Bar Association2007
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
Trusts & EstatesBest Lawyers in America2007
Top 100 AttorneysWorth Magazine2007
Top 100 AttorneysWorth Magazine2006
Trusts & EstatesBest Lawyers in America2006
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2006
Probate Section, Council MemberIowa State Bar Association2006
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
Trusts & EstatesBest Lawyers in America2005
Probate Section, Council MemberIowa State Bar Association2005
Top 100 AttorneysWorth Magazine2005
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2004
Leadership IowaIowa Association of Business & Industry2000
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney & Senior ShareholderDavis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, PC1998 - Present
Attorney & ShareholderBeving, Swanson & Forrest, P.C.1989 - 1997
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American College of Trust and Estate CounselFellow2007 - Present
Iowa Health FoundationBoard of Directors1994 - Present
Iowa State Bar Association, Probate SectionMember1992 - Present
Iowa State Bar Association, Business Law SectionMember1992 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Leimburg Information Services, Inc.Iowa Laws Affecting IRAs2008
Journal of Corporate LawA Comparative Study of the Former Owner's Right of First Refusal Upon a Lender's Resale of Foreclosed Agricultural Land1988
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Iowa College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of St. ThomasFinanceBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
57th Annual Spring Tax InstituteChairperson2011
Probate CLEChairperson2010
Probate CLEEthics2010
54th Spring Tax InstituteSpecial Needs Trusts2008
49th Spring Tax InstitutePowers of Appointment2004