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Board-Certified in Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification, with practice devoted primarily to the representation of debtors, creditors, committees and trustees in bankruptcy and reorganization cases.

Recognized by his peers for inclusion of the 2012-2016 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law.


Practice areas


  1. Chapter 11: 80%
    25 years
  2. Chapter 7: 10%
    25 years
  3. Chapter 13: 10%
    25 years



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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Bradshaw Fowler Proctor & Fairgrave, PC

801 Grand Avenue, Suite 3700
Des Moines, IA, 50309-8004


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization2012 Edition The Best Lawyers in America2016
Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy LawAmerican Board of Certification2007
Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal ServicesState Bar of California2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawBradshaw Fowler Proctor & Fairgrave, PC2001 - Present
Attorney at LawJeffrey D. Goetz, A Professional Law Corporation1996 - 2001
Attorney at LawJeffrey D. Goetz, Attorney at Law1992 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Bankruptcy TrusteesAssociate Member2006 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Iowa chapter)Board of Directors, Treasurer, President2001 - Present
Iowa State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Polk County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re: Heffernan Memorial Hospital DistrictChapter 9 Municipal Reorganization - Medicare Recoupment Issue
In re: Heffernan Memorial Hospital DistrictChapter 9 Municipal Reorganzation - Plan Confirmed
Aurora National Life Insurance Co. v. HarrisonInterpleader Action
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJ.D.1987
University of California - Santa BarbaraHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
30th Annual Bankruptcy ConferenceChapter 11 In Iowa: Current Trends and Topics2011
Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy LawGeneral Bankruptcy Law & Practice2009
28th Annual Bankruptcy ConferenceChapter 11 Topics of the Day2009
Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy PracticeGeneral Bankruptcy Law & Practice2008
Current Developments in Bankruptcy LawGeneral Bankruptcy Law & Practice2008
27th Annual Bankruptcy ConferenceSmall Business Bankruptcies - What You Should Know Before Filing2008
Fundamentals of Bankruptcy LawGeneral Bankruptcy Law & Practice2007
25th Annual Bankruptcy ConferenceBankruptcy Ethics - New Rules for Bankruptcy Attorneys2006
Bankruptcy Reform Act Update - 6 Months LaterGeneral Bankruptcy Law & Practice2005
Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection ActGeneral Bankruptcy Law & Practice2005
Aligning Your Practice Under BAPCPAGeneral Bankruptcy Law & Practice2005
Bankruptcy In IowaGeneral Bankruptcy Law & Practice2003
Young Lawyers Division Summer SeminarThe Revised UCC Article Nine2002
Creditors Rights and Protection of Security InterestsProblems for Secured Creditors in Bankruptcy2002
32nd Annual Bankruptcy SeminarThe Revised UCC Article Nine2002
22nd Annual Bankruptcy ConferenceChapter 11 Nuts and Bolts2002
Various AIDS Law Training Seminars 1993-2001Bankruptcy Law & PracticeN/A