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As a partner with Johnston, Stannard, Klesner, Burbidge & Fitzgerald, PLC in Iowa City, IA, Shawn offers general practice services including, but not limited to, criminal defense, personal injury, litigation, business law and contracts, real estate, and wills and trusts. An Iowa native born and raised in Dyersville, IA, Shawn received his B.S. degree in psychology from the University of Iowa in 2002 and his J.D. from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, IL in 2005.

Shawn has been admitted to the Iowa Bar (2007).  Shawn also teaches Introduction to Business Law at Kirkwood Community College in Iowa City. 

Shawn resides in Iowa City with his wife, daughter, son, and chocolate lab, Oliver, who frequently greets new clients at the office.  


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  1. Criminal Defense: 55%
  2. Business: 15%
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
  4. Litigation: 15%



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Johnston, Stannard, Klesner, Burbidge & Fitzgerald PLC

1927Keokuk St
Iowa City, IA, 52240

1927 Keokuk St.
Iowa City, IA, 52240-4549



IAAuthorized to practice law200701/13/2016
ILNot Authorized To Practice Law200511/12/2015
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/PartnerJohnston, Stannard, Klesner, Burbidge & Fitzgerald, PLC2007 - Present
AttorneyDavid L. Goldstein & Associates2005 - 2007
Law ClerkDaley & George, Ltd2003 - 2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of IowaPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science2002