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About Me

My interests and hobbies include guitar, biking, triathlon, crossword puzzles, and reading. I speak Spanish and can represent Spanish speaking clients.


I live in Iowa City with my spouse and three children.


I am Highly Rated in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards by my peers in Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Rating.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Family: 60%
    0 years
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    0 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 15%
    0 years
  4. Juvenile: 5%
    0 years

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Steven G. Klesner

    David is a skilled and experienced family law lawyer. He is committed to serving his clients' interests. He is the lawyer I would want to be representing me if I needed one. Also, I am familiar with the circumstances of the reprimand. It concerned a firm administration issue. It was not related to David’s abilities, his honesty or integrity, and it had no impact on his clients. It in no way affects my view of him as a person or lawyer.

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    Steven Klesner Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Johnston, Stannard, Klesner, Burbidge & Fitzgerald, LLC

1927 Keokuk Street
Iowa City, IA, 52240

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
IAAuthorized to practice law199606/23/2015
MNNot Authorized - Non-payment of fees199406/28/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reprimand
    issued in IA, 2013

    updated

    This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

    David’s comment: “This reprimand concerned a firm administration issue, was not related to David's abilities and honesty, and had no impact on David’s clients.”

Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerJohnston, Stannard, Klesner, Burbidge & Fitzgerald, LLC1996 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Iowa State Bar FoundationN/A1996 - Present
Johnson County Bar AssociationN/A1996 - Present
Johnson County Bar Association Family Law DivisionN/A1996 - Present
Iowa State Bar Association Family Law DivisionN/A1996 - Present

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
St John's UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1990