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Presenter: Child Custody & Visitation in Iowa, NBI, 1997; Family Law, NBI, 1998; Family Law for Paralegals, Des Moines, 1995; Iowa State Bar Association "Hot Topics" Family Law Practice, June 1998; Iowa Association of Trial Lawyers, Family Law Seminar: Ethics, July 1998; Iowa State Bar Association Family Law, "From Birth to Dissolution", 1998; "Adoption Law," NBI Seminar, Iowa, 2003; Family Law in Iowa, August 25 & 26, 1998.


Contact info

211 1st Ave W
Newton, IA, 50208

Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 30%
    38 years, 900 cases
  2. Family: 20%
    38 years, 900 cases
  3. Litigation: 20%
    38 years, 600 cases
  4. State & Local Law: 20%
    20 years, 750 cases
  5. General Practice: 10%
    38 years, 600 cases


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top 10 AttorneysNational Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2015
Goodwill Ambassador of the YearChinese Association of Iowa2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyCaldwell & Brierly, PLLC1978 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Committee for Standardization of Court Costs in Dissolutions, Iowa Supreme Court CommitteeiN/A2011 - Present
Iowa State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law SectionSection Council2006 - Present
National Association of Counsel for ChildrenN/AN/A
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/AN/A
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
American Judicature SocietyN/AN/A
Iowa Municipal Attorneys AssociationN/AN/A
Iowa Association of MediatorsN/AN/A
Iowa Council on Chemically Exposed Infants and ChildrenN/A2000 - 2001
Iowa State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law SectionChair1999 - 2000
Panel to Study development of a Family Court appointed by Iowa Supreme CourtN/A1991 - 1992
Iowa State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law SectionChair1991 - 1992
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re the Marriage of Longman 619 N.W. 2d 369 (Iowa, 2000).Prevailed: Reversed District Court
Robinson v. Iowa Department of Human Services, (Iowa App, 2010)Reversed Administrative Law Judge and District Court
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tulsa College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of TulsaUrban Studies & Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law SeminarPreparing Clients for Effective Mediation2011
Family LawAdoption Law2003
Family Law seminarEthics1998
Family Law PracticeHot Topics1998
Family LawChild custody and visitation in Iowa1997