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Robert G Rehkemper III

DUI and DWI Attorney at West Des Moines, IA

5.0   116 reviews

also known as Bobby Rehkemper

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    70%
    Aggressive defender of those whose jobs and future are on the line as a result of being accused of drunk driving related offenses. Plan "A" is to beat the case; Plan "B" is minimize the negative impact on the person's life and livelihood. They say offense is the best defense and nowhere is that more true then in DUI defense.

    22 years, 400 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    25%

    22 years

  3. Car accident
    5%

    22 years

WHEN EVERYTHING IS ON THE LINE, GOOD PEOPLE WHO NEED A GREAT LAWYER HIRE GRL LAW'S FOUNDING PARTNER, ROBERT REHKEMPER.

When you need the best! Mr. Rehkemper was selected to the Super Lawyers list for the eleventh straight year in 2022, and has repeatedly and consistently 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, and is a founding member of DUI Defense Lawyers Assocation. 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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GRL Law

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  116 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI PRACTITIONER! A WINNER!
I don’t have enough space to explain everything Bobby had got done for me. I was charged with 2 DUI’s a few weeks apart in rural Iowa. Unfortunately the look back period is 12 years and was 1.5 years from falling off. Allowed the state to charge me with 2 3rd offense DUI’s. I was looking at 2 class D felonies. Bobby stood by me through it all. We stood 2 trials 2 weeks apart. The way he worked through the legal system was unbelievable! As Bobby says every case is different. The first trial I was found guilty. The second trial was a mistrial which prosecution agreed to come down to a 1st offense all minimums and no probation! Unfortunately I was found guilty of the 3rd offense on the first trial. However Bobby knew he had an appeal on that case. Bobby took it to the court of appeals and the conviction was overturned and sent back to district court and agreed to drop the felony and DUI completely to a reckless driving charge. Through all of this and while this was going on I was charge with 2 driving while revoked. He even got those dropped to driving while expired. Through all of this I lost my career. Due to Bobby’s incredible knowledge and determination to win gave me the opportunity to get back into my career. When a person is in this predicament you need a good lawyer who doesn’t talk about what your looking at for punishment during consultation. Every lawyer I talked to Bobby was the only one who didn’t mention anything about the punishment. He develops the facts first. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A LAWYER SOOOO COMFORTABLE IN THE COURT ROOM! It’s like he was born in one. You would have to see him in action to really understand all this, therefore you need to hire him. I attended the court of appeals hearing, which was extremely educational. Bobby destroyed the states argument. He had the assistant attorney General mumbling over his own argument and made him look completely unprepared to the point that the justices were attacking the state. Bobby won every argument he took to the appeals court. No lawyer is a miracle worker and he will not win every case as no one can. But if the opportunity is there, no doubt in my mind this will be the only lawyer in regards to DUI cases you will obtain who will find it and will fight like hell to make it work for you and your family. He deserves 100/100. I have and will continue to refer people to this stud!
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Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2024
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Handled My Case Like A Rock Star!!!
Working with Bobby was amazing. He was able to get my charge dismissed and expunged. Madisyn made the process simple and easy. Would definitely make sure you hire this firm if you need legal counsel as they both made the process simplified, streamlined and painless. Thanks!
Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Quality !
Bobby was an amazing lawyer and helped with a OWI first offence case. He was always professional, prompt and informative during the whole process and even help to have my charge reduced to a more lenient one.
Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Well worth the money
I hired Robert from GRL to represent me at the suggestion from a co-worker who had used GRL before. Robert represented me for an OWI charge. From my first conversation with him Robert was open and easy to talk to. I explained my situation and he was confident he could help me. Robert, Madisyn and the whole team at GRL were helpful, pleasant and supportive thru the entire ordeal. Thru diligent work and attention to detail Robert managed to get the charge amended to public intoxication, with no suspension to my license or ill effect to my insurance. I will strongly recommend this firm to people who need an honest, hard working and supportive attorney. Thanks again to Robert, Madisyn and the whole team at GRL.
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Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2023
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Client
Robert and his team did a great job. They were professional and handled my concerns seriously. It was very clear that they care about their clients!
Posted by Elayne | August 21, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
A Godsend
Life has taught me that when you find yourself or your loved ones in uncharted waters, you find your way to someone who can take the wheel. That was our experience early in the spring. A referral to Bobby from a family attorney was nothing short of a Godsend. At every consultation we were treated with dignity and respect. Bobby’s excellent reputation is well-earned. His knowledge, resources and determination to turn over every rock as we navigated through our family crisis to find resolution will be long-remembered. Although his schedule is demanding, without exception we felt that we had 100% of his attention during our meetings. His follow-up communications were thoughtful, informative, prompt and conveyed in language that a layperson can understand. He was genuinely invested in guiding us through what felt like a horrendous storm to a positive, life-changing outcome. I am a retired school administrator and I know that the first person who greets clients sets the tone for what follows. So I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge Madisyn’s contributions to the process. Her attention to detail is stellar. There truly was no response “wait time” when we posed a question via text or email. We felt that we were genuinely welcomed each time we arrived at the office. Madisyn’s demeanor was professional in every regard. I only wish that I had words that were adequate in expressing my heartfelt gratitude.
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Posted by Kris | July 29, 2023
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Amazing Attorney!
NOT GUILTY! Best words a Mom could hear! Bobby took my son’s case to trial and because of his vast knowledge of Iowa law and the complexities of a DUI case my son was acquitted by the jury. Just because you’re charged doesn’t mean you’re guilty. I highly recommend hiring Bobby!
Posted by John | July 29, 2023
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Absolute excellence
Hired Bobby to represent my son in an oh WI case in Central Iowa. The case was a refusal to take initial breath test. During the initial consultation regarding the process, cost, and expectations Bobby provided and extremely clear and concise overview of everything. During the case, Bobby and his team looked into every detail, every piece of evidence, and tendencies of the county prosecutor. For myself, the most important thing was to have clear, consistent Communication between Bobby and my son, since he technically was the client throughout the process up to, and including going to trial, my son was made aware of each and every filing, response and outcome of each. Bobby and his team took the time to question evidence, and in fact discovered deficiencies in law enforcements maintenance of their breathalyzer equipment which resulted in the judge, prohibiting the mention of my son, refusing to take the initial breathalyzer test during trial. Bobby‘s expectation at that point was the prosecutor would perhaps look at a plea. When the prosecutor failed to agree to look at a plea, Bobby and his team utilized the prosecutors evidence of both law enforcements camera and body camera footage. When the case ended up, going to trial, Bobby and his extremely likable demeanor, were able to utilize the prosecution’s evidence to establish reasonable doubt in the prosecution’s case so much so the jury spent less than 30 minutes deliberating before they submitted a not guilty verdict. Throughout the trial process, Bobby’s innate ability to make a connection with the jury was an important part of the outcome of the trial. I cannot say enough or recommend enough Bobby as a defense attorney. I had no time during this ordeal. Did Bobby or his team fail to keep my son completely in the loop on all aspects of the process. I cannot recommend enough Bobby and his team for anyone who is looking for a top-of-the-line defense attorney for any and all charges.
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Posted by Waylon | July 14, 2023
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DWI case
I had Bobby as my Attorney in a DWI case and he did a fantastic job. Communication from Bobby, McKayla, and Madisyn was very fast whenever there was news about the case or anything else that I needed to know. They did a very good job dumbing down the case into laymen terms so that I understood what was happening. This was my first and hopefully last court case I had and Bobby helped walk me through what I needed to do in court and how to act. Everyone at GRL law is very friendly, down to earth, and amazing at their jobs. I would recommend anyone needing help to stop here first.
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Posted by Justin | July 7, 2023
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Awesome
Bobby was great. He did everything he said he would and was always available if I needed to ask questions or would return emails or calls as soon as he could. Definitely recommend him and the firm. His assistants always kept ne informed of court dates and orders
Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2023
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I would recommend Bobby is team always! He and Madison were always very professional, friendly and willing to help!
I can not say enough about Bobby and his team. He and Madison were always very professional always ready with the information I needed to keep moving to take care of my DUI it was not an easy situation but they made it better for me. They made sure I understood what was most important and we tackled each situation right on time. They made me feel comfortable and important and that was needed at a very scary and uncharted time in my life I appreciate them very much and would recommend them to anyone for anything.
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2023
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Domestic Violence Case
Bobby took in my case when he did not need to, especially since he isn’t well-known for working with domestic violence cases. He worked fast and got the best possible outcome for me. He got back to me quickly on email and so did his assistants. They always answered all my questions no matter how dumb I might have sounded. They were great and I appreciate all their work.
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Posted by MJ | December 7, 2022
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Unparalleled Bobby
Words cannot express my gratitude for the kindness and hard work of Bobby! He literally saved my life (FOUR DUI) and that of my sister with special needs. He has given me a new lease on life! His kind words and professionalism during the sentencing to the judge, in my opinion, is the reason I am able to write this review. From day one, he believed in me! Without his continued support and caring, I would be lost. I will make a new start in my life and show him that his trust was not misplaced! Additionally, McKayla was a constant source of encouragement and help. She was professional and utterly kind. She explained things that needed explaining and made sure I was always updated. I would highly recommend Bobby!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2022
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Great Attorney and Team at GRL Law
Robert was great to work with, he handled my case quickly and efficiently , he was able to speak to prosecutor and save me a lot of hassle and head ache. He was able to help me substantially in the outcome and i could not have come out of the situation they way i did with out him and his legal assistant . Great place to call if your in need of an attorney . i highly recommend
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Posted by Michaela | September 1, 2022
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Great Experience
For someone who has never had an issue with the law before, Bobby and McKayla were both great to work with. They answered all of my questions and always made sure I knew and understood what was going on. Would definitely recommend Bobby and GRL again!
Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2022
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Amazing Service
Bobby and his team were AMAZING!! They were professional, knowledgeable, timely, thorough, communicated frequently and super easy to work with! They even helped get the appropriate paperwork where it needed to go to help alleviate stress levels. I would recommend them 150%!!!
Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2022
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Review
Robert and his staff were great to work with and did exactly what he said he would do. Great communication and very helpful through the whole process.
Posted by Patsy | May 12, 2022
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Highly recommend
This firm was super nice. Easy to talk to and understand. Very professional I’m so glad we worked with Robert and McKayla. Thank you for everything.
Posted by Brady | April 14, 2022
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If you pick another attorney, you've made a mistake!
A little over a year ago i was arrested for OWI 1st offence. I've never been arrested before and was pretty worked up about the whole situation, not knowing how all of this worked. I called multiple attorneys before speaking with Robert and his team. The others I spoke with treated me as a criminal and like another case they didn't have time for. You won't get that with Robert and Mckayla, they are willing to go the extra mile to help you any way they can! As soon as you walk into his office you are treated with kindness and respect, you're not a criminal to them, you're just a person that could use some help. After speaking with Mr. Rehkemper, I knew that he was the right attorney for my case! Robert and his team immediately got to work. They handle everything they can from the court side of things to the DOT side of it, and if it's something that you have to do on your own, they will walk you through the entire process. They always have your back and are more than willing to help and answer all the questions you'll have. Robert came up with a plan for my case and set things in motion. and the end results were exactly what I was hoping for, we won the appeal! It was a long process that took a little over a year, but because of Robert and Mckayla I'm able to get my CDL back and get back to work. I don't think any other law firm would go the extra mile like they did, and for that I am grateful.
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Posted by Bill | April 13, 2022
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Experience Counts
Mr. Rehkemper, his office and his entire staff helped me through very difficult time and worked exceptionally hard for the best possible outcome. I would recommend him highly along with his staff to anyone in need of assistance.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Gourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm, PLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Berger Law Firm, PC
  • 2002 - 2005

Education

  • Drake University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor, high honors
  • 2002
  • Coe College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Loux
  • NOT Guilty
  • State v. Hellstern
  • Reversed and Remanded
  • State v. Pham
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Founding Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2006 - Present
  • Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • State Delegate
  • 2003 - Present
  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • Criminal Law Core Group Member
  • 2011 - 2021
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Certificate of Completion SFST Practitioner Course
  • Platt and Associates
  • 2016
  • Great Plains Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Great Plains Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Client Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Great Plains Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Great Plains Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Client Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2010
  • Winter Session Graduate
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2009
  • Summer Session Graduate
  • National College For DUI Defense
  • 2009
  • DataMaster cdm and Evidentiary Breath Testing
  • National Patent Analyitic Systems
  • 2007
  • Summer Session Graduate
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2007
  • Summer Session Graduate
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2006
  • NHTSA Field Sobriety Test Certification
  • NHTSA/IACP
  • 2005
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Iowa Association for Justice - Criminal Defense Seminar
  • You Can Dig It - Do it yourself fact investigations
  • 2019
  • Bridge The Gap
  • A Prescription for Prosecution
  • 2019
  • Iowa Workers Compensation Association
  • Dealing with the Upside-Down Table - Rebutting presumptions of impairment
  • 2018
  • Bridge the Gap
  • Search and Seizure in the Digital Age
  • 2017
  • Iowa Association for Justice - Criminal Law Seminar
  • When the Reefer Meets the Road
  • 2016
  • Iowa Public Defenders Association Annual Seminar
  • Right to Counsel - We Have an App for That
  • 2015
  • Bridge the Gap
  • When The Reefer Meets the Road
  • 2015
  • Bridge the Gap
  • Defending the Traffic Stop
  • 2014
  • Annual Conference
  • OWI Update - Driving While Drugged
  • 2011
  • Nuts and Bolts Seminar
  • Operating While Intoxicated Cases - What Every Lawyer Should Know
  • 2010
  • Iowa Bar Association, 2010 Criminal Law Seminar
  • OWI Litigation and Field Sobriety Testing
  • 2010
  • 24th Annual Criminal Law Seminar
  • Putting the Tools We Have to Use
  • 2010
  • Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • OWI case law update and practice pointers
  • 2009
  • Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Effective Assistance of Counsel at 2 a.m.
  • 2008
  • Iowa Judicial Conference
  • DUI Case Law Update
  • 2007
  • Iowa Association of Legal Assistants
  • Discovery in Criminal Cases
  • 2007
  • Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Annual Conference
  • Field SOBRIETY Evidence - Establishing Sobriety through Cross-Examination
  • 2007
  • IACDL - Annual Conference
  • Case law update and practice pointers
  • 2006
  • IACDL - Annual Conference
  • Field Sobriety Exercises - The Voodoo that They Do
  • 2005
  • Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Annual Seminar
  • Drug Recognition Protocol
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (12)
Endorse Robert
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had a criminal case that my client wanted to appeal. The case presented several very interesting legal issues that we raised at trial, but the judge disagreed with our legal arguments. Since I do not do appellate work, I wanted my client to have someone really good for the appeal. I often read appellate opinions, and noticed some appeals in which Robert Rehkemper had been successful, and was impressed with his work. So pursuant to my advice, my client hired Robert for the appeal. Well, Robert took the case all the way to the Iowa Supreme Court and won. My feelings were not misplaced. He did an excellent job. Whenever I get calls from folks needing a lawyer for criminal cases in the Des Moines area, I always encourage them to call Robert, and I will continue to do so."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Robert. He is an excellent attorney and advocate for his client."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Friend
"Bobby is an excellent trial lawyer. He is creative, educated, thorough, and above all else aggressive. He is extremely skilled both in and out of the courtroom. If you find yourself in legal trouble you should certainly give him and his firm a call."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is well known as an excellent criminal defense attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a skilled advocate who gets results. Has high ethical standards and is an excellent OWI lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Robert professionally for many years. He is a very ethical and skilled attorney. I believe he places his clients issues as his main priority. I would not hesitate to refer potential clients to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Bobby since he was a young lawyer. I have seen him work on criminal defense, DUI/OWI and personal injury cases with a dedication and commitment that is unparalleled. He is most certainly one of the top litigators in Iowa. I look forward to associating with him on cases in the future."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Attorney Rehkemper, III at one of the most prestigious DWI defense seminars in the nation. Attorney Rehkemper, III was there learning to better defend DWI/DUI/OUI cases with the best DWI defense lawyers in the country. He consistently attends this high level training, and I know that he fights as hard as he can for his clients. I enthusiastically endorse his work."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Rehkemper represents his clients with the utmost integrity and diligence. I would highly recommend his services. I have referred other clients to Mr. Rehkemper who have been very satisfied with his and his firm's representation. Mr. Rehkember gets the best results possible for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am very happy to endorse Bobby Rehkemper as a true expert and attorney in DUI defense. Unfortunately, what many people facing a DUI don’t know is that there are literally hundreds of attorneys in any metro area who will handle their DUI. However, maybe only a handful of these attorneys truly know how to defend these complex scientific cases. If you submitted to a blood test, breath test or even standardized field sobriety tests, then you need an attorney who has years of formal training and experience defending these complex cases. Hiring anyone else is usually a recipe for losing. I have known Bobby for years, and I can assure you he is one of those few attorneys who has a complete understanding of the science necessary to challenge these cases successfully. Christopher H. Cessna Attorney at Law Denver, CO"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Bobby Rehkemper from the National College for DUI defense, including the NCDD summer session at Harvard Law School. His knowledge, skill and dedication make him one of the top DUI lawyers in Iowa. I strongly recommend Bobby Rehkemper for defense of DUI and criminal charges."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob is the go-to man in Iowa! he is one of the brightest and best lawyers in the community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of a select few across the state who earned his reputation for excellence by taking on the most difficult drinking and driving cases and obtaining outstanding results for his clients. He has proven himself as a skilled trial advocate whose mastery of the complex scientific principles underpinning breath and blood testing is unrivaled. Would I recommend his services to a close friend or family member in need of first rate representation? Absolutely."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This is a very easy one to write. Attorney Rehkemper has earned a true national reputation in the field of trial litigation with a special emphasis on defending the citizen among us who has been accused of a DUI and related crimes. This is a hard earned reputation for excellence in this most difficult field of law as it requires proficiency in very diverse legal and scientific fields of study. From constitutional law to administrative law from pharmacology to infra breath test spectrometry. Attorney Rehkemper has not only become proficient in these areas but excels in all of these relative areas. On a daily basis he uses his considerable reputation, his vast knowledge and experience to create a meaningful impact for those who have been accused of a violation of a crime."
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