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Daniel Joseph Rothman

DUI and DWI Attorney at West Des Moines, IA

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI

    22 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense

    22 years

Daniel J. Rothman has been practicing criminal law since his admission to the bar in 2002. He is a former prosecutor of 7 years having worked in the Story County Attorneys’ office and as the senior member of the OWI Division of the Polk County Attorney’s Office until March of 2009. During his time as an OWI prosecutor, Mr. Rothman was an instructor for the Prosecutors Training Council’s Annual Officer’s training school on OWI law and a presenter for the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force annual training regarding OWI law. He also is a graduate of the Trial Advocacy program at the National District Attorney’s Association’s National Advocacy Center at the University of South Carolina. He currently practices law in Iowa District and Appellate Courts statewide as well as the Federal Courts of the Southern District of Iowa. Mr. Rothman represents clients against OWI charges in Des Moines as well as throughout Iowa. He received his law Degree and his Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric from Drake University.


Mcenroe, Gotsdiner, Brewer, Steinbach & Rothman P.C.
1701 48th St Ste 100
West Des Moines, IA, 50266-6723

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Posted by Joe | June 2, 2014
Reliable knowledge & proven experience
I was referred to Dan through someone that I trust very much. Dan was very knowledgeable about the law in general and specifically how it pertained to my case. His recommendations were right on track and things progressed just as how he predicted it would. I trust him very much and am grateful for the time and attention that he gives to his clients.
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Posted by Shelana | June 1, 2014
Lawyer who is patient, knowledgeable and AWESOME!!
Daniel is very knowledgeable and professional. He also has resources and is not afraid to offer them. I appreciate his patience and educating me on my rights as a business owner when creating and enforcing contracts. I have referred him to friends for other cases such as criminal and divorce. Again, did not disappoint and I'm proud to refer him as my lawyer to my friends because I can trust. And make me look good too.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • McEnroe, Gotsdiner, Brewer, Steinbach & Rothman
  • 2009 - Present
  • Senior OWI division attorney
  • Polk County Iowa Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2009
  • OWI Attorney
  • Story County Iowa Attorney
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Story County
  • 2002 - 2007
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  • Drake University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Drake University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State V Scanlon
  • Court of appeals ruled in our favor
  • Iowa vs Walker 804 N.W.2d 284 (Iowa 2011)
  • Supreme Court ruled in our favor


  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Dedicated Service Award
  • C.A.S.A. of Story County
  • 2007
  • Defeated Harvard Law School
  • American Trial Lawyers Association Tournament Winner
  • 2001

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Officer's Training School
  • OWI Law
  • 2008
  • Annual Training on OWI Law
  • OWI Law
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (18)
Endorse Daniel
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"One of the best criminal defense lawyers around. Has had some really outstanding results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan's knowledge of the law is excellent. He knows how to analyze every case to ensure that his client's know every possible defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is a knowledgeable and compassionate attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is an excellent DUI/OWI attorney and criminal defense lawyer. Dan is sharp, knows the law and has great trial skills. If I received an OWI I would not hesitate to hire Dan. Trust Dan to handle your case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Dan is an experienced and well-respected attorney in the area of criminal law. "Switching sides" from a prosecutor to a defense attorney put him in a unique position of intimate knowledge of the inner-workings of the criminal system, thereby benefiting his clients with the best outcome possible."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dan and I have had the opportunity to work together on countless OWI cases in the past. Dan has a strong grasp of OWI law in the state of Iowa and certainly knows his way around a courtroom. I, without hesitation, endorse Dan."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He has great reviews and has posted some very accurate answers."
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