|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Top 100 Lawyers In Iowa||American Society of Legal Advocates||2014|
|AV Rated Attorney||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Drake Law Review||Drake University Law School||1990|
|Owner||Rouse Law PC||2017 - Present|
|Partner||Berg, Rouse, Spauldling & Schmidt PLC||2000 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Iowa State Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Iowa Association for Justice||N/A||N/A|
|Drake Law Review||Fourth Amendment Standing after Katz||1991|
|Drake University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|Cornell College||Philosophy & Politics||BSS||1987|
Posted by Eric B. Morrell
Worked on an involved case with Ward for a client of mine in New Jersey. Our client was a charged in Iowa. There was an involved suppression issue where the testimony was taken and cross examination was done by Ward. Because of his skilled lawyering, our joint client received an excellent result. He was attentive to our office and to our client's needs. It was pleasure working with another experienced criminal defense attorney, in a state I was not familiar with beforehand. Great to know I have a partner out in Iowa!
Posted by Gary
I had an OWI in Johnson County. I called my normal lawyer and he referred me to Sam. His quote was: "why not use the best?"
Sam was always prompt in his response to me. Often within the hour! He was able to answer my many questions with all the legal terminology. This was a first time legal issue with me. Sam calmed my jagged nerves with our initial meeting. He recommended a course of action which I agreed with. I grew impatient with what I saw as no action from the court. Sam called and told me what to expect and when as well as sending a timeline that was on the money. Always professional, but always friendly too.
As things moved forward Sam kept me informed via both phone calls and email messages. I got through everything without ever entering the courthouse.
All in all using Sam was the best way to approach this legal issue. I had no idea of all that was involved. My fines were lower due to using Sam, as well as a great legal outcome. I would highly recommend Sam Rouse!
Posted by Blake
This being my first OWI charge – I was very unsure of how to proceed. I did a lot of research on forums whether or not it was worth the investment of being represented by an attorney. The overall consensus was that it was necessary, due to the technicalities that can really mess you up if not followed to the T, and let’s just say that court documents make it tricky with all of the legal jargon, hearings to attend, when to pay things by and the list goes on.
Hiring Mr. Rouse was without a doubt the best decision I could have made. Upon speaking with him at the consultation, I was in awe of his technical understanding of the law, and I knew my best shot to have this major mishap go away, was through him. Unfortunately, the officer did everything by the book (we reviewed the filmed footage from the night of the occurrence) and there was no way to get the case thrown out on a technicality; however, he came through on everything else! He was able to have the court fee cut in ½ and reduced from $1250 to $625, able to have the community service requirement dropped (40hrs), had 3 ticket fines waived and ultimately the arrest/OWI charge will be expunged as long as I stay out of trouble and don’t have any moving violations for the next 12 months.
I am more than satisfied with the representation I received as well as the ‘hawk-eye’ attention to detail and constant communication from him and his staff letting me know the progress, appointments, things I needed to appear or not appear for, etc.
After going through the entire process, I know that I will always be utilizing legal representation, specifically Mr. Rouse and his partners, if in trouble with the law. He is a gentleman that’s fair, over-delivers and truly cares.
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