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Mr. Rehkemper was selected to the Super Lawyers list for the fourth straight year in 2016, and has repeatedly been named Avvo’s Client Choice and Top Attorney for DUI defense with a Superb rating of 10.0 out of a possible 10.0. Mr. Rehkemper is the State of Iowa Delegate for the National College of DUI Defense, a founding member of DUI Defense Lawyers Assocation, and is also a Board Member for the Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Criminal Defense Core Group for the Iowa Association for Justice. A frequent speaker at attorney education seminars, Mr. Rehkemper has distinguished himself as a premier defense attorney in the State of Iowa for drunk driving and vehicular homicide charges. Mr. Rehkemper’s aggressive and thorough investigation of each case, coupled with his meticulous preparation for hearings, arguments and trials, has resulted in an impressive list of representative cases that speaks for itself.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 70%
    14 years, 400 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    14 years
  3. Car Accident: 5%
    14 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

16 total 

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  • Matthew Hartman McKinney

    Robert and I have had numerous cases together in the past. Through my experiences in working with and opposed to Robert on cases, I can easily endorse him as he is thorough and detail-oriented in his approach as well as willing to put in the extra time and effort for his clients.


    Matthew McKinney Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ashley Michelle Sparks

    Mr. Rehkemper is an aggressive, well-respected criminal defense attorney. He is incredibly well-versed in the area of OWI. I highly recommend Mr. Rehkemper and any client can be confident that he will work to build a case from start to finish in a way that will lead to the best possible outcome.


    Ashley Sparks Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info


440 Fairway
West Des Moines, IA, 50266


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Great Plains Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Certificate of Completion SFST Practitioner CoursePlatt and Associates2016
Client's ChoiceAvvo2016
Client ChoiceAVVO2015
Super LawyerGreat Plains Super Lawyers2015
Great Plains Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Client ChoiceAVVO2013
Great Plains Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2013
Mastering Scientific EvidenceTexas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism2010
Summer Session GraduateNational College For DUI Defense2009
Winter Session GraduateNational College for DUI Defense2009
Summer Session GraduateNational College for DUI Defense2007
DataMaster cdm and Evidentiary Breath TestingNational Patent Analyitic Systems2007
Summer Session GraduateNational College for DUI Defense2006
NHTSA Field Sobriety Test CertificationNHTSA/IACP2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm, PLC2005 - Present
AttorneyBerger Law Firm, PC2002 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationFounding Member2014 - Present
Iowa Association for JusticeCriminal Law Core Group Member2011 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysN/A2006 - Present
Iowa Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard Member2005 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseState Delegate2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Iowa vs. MassengaleOWI Charge Dismissed.
State of Iowa vs. LaForgeBlood Test Suppressed
State of Iowa vs. LawsonNot Guilty by way of Jury Verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
Oh Crap AppOh Crap App2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Drake University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor, high honors2002
Coe CollegeHistory and PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Iowa Public Defenders Association Annual SeminarRight to Counsel - We Have an App for That2015
Bridge the GapWhen The Reefer Meets the Road2015
Bridge the GapDefending the Traffic Stop2014
Annual ConferenceOWI Update - Driving While Drugged2011
Nuts and Bolts SeminarOperating While Intoxicated Cases - What Every Lawyer Should Know2010
Iowa Bar Association, 2010 Criminal Law SeminarOWI Litigation and Field Sobriety Testing2010
24th Annual Criminal Law SeminarPutting the Tools We Have to Use2010
Nuts and Bolts SeminarWhat Every Lawyer Should Know About Operating While Intoxicated Cases2009
Iowa Association of Criminal Defense LawyersOWI case law update and practice pointers2009
Iowa Association of Criminal Defense LawyersEffective Assistance of Counsel at 2 a.m.2008
Iowa Judicial ConferenceDUI Case Law Update2007
Iowa Association of Legal AssistantsDiscovery in Criminal Cases2007
Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Annual ConferenceField SOBRIETY Evidence - Establishing Sobriety through Cross-Examination2007
IACDL - Annual ConferenceCase law update and practice pointers2006
IACDL - Annual ConferenceField Sobriety Exercises - The Voodoo that They Do2005
Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Annual SeminarDrug Recognition Protocol2004