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Board of Counselors

The Board of Counselors seeks to advance the cause of legal education and promote the interests of Drake Law School.

The Drake Law School Board of Counselors is an association of distinguished alumni and attorneys who meet on campus three times during the academic year to discuss issues related to the Law School and serve as advisers to the dean.

2021-22 Drake Law School Board of Counselors

 


Emily Anderson, 
AS'04, LW'07
Partner, RSH Legal
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Tom Bernau, BN'85, LW'88
President, Bernau Capital
West Des Moines, Iowa


David Brown,
 LW'75
Partner, Hansen, McClintock & Riley
Des Moines, Iowa

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Richard M. Calkins,
Ex-Officio
Mediator/Arbitrator, Calkins Mediation Services
Urbandale, Iowa

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Elizabeth Coonan,
LW'02
Shareholder Attorney, Dentons Davis Brown Law Firm
Des Moines, Iowa


Diane Crookham-Johnson,
LW'10
Principal Attorney, Crookham-Johnson Law Office
Oskaloosa, Iowa


Lindsey Davis,
 LW'04
Partner, Zelle LLP
Minneapolis, Minnesota



Clarissa Davison
, LW'21
Law Clerk, Southern District of Iowa, Bankruptcy Court
Windsor Heights, Iowa


Barbara Quijano Decker,
 LA'72, GR'73, LW'00
Executive Director, Catholic Charities
West Des Moines, IA

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Denny Drake,
 LA'73, LW'77
Grimes, IA


David Erickson, 
LA'74, LW'79
Senior Shareholder, Dentons Davis Brown Law Firm
Magistrate Judge, Polk County
Des Moines, Iowa

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Danielle Foster-Smith, AS'97, LW'00
Vice President, Legal Services, and General Counsel
Ruan Transportation Management Systems
Des Moines, Iowa

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Marc Franson
, BN'77, GR'77, LW'80
Managing Partner, Chapman & Cutler, LLP
Chicago, Illinois


Amy Gandhi,
AS'06, LW'12
Corporate Counsel, Wright Service Corp.
West Des Moines, Iowa



Jeffrey Goodman
, LW'85
President, Goodman Law, PC
West Des Moines, Iowa

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David Gorsche
, LW'91
Assistant General Counsel, Wells Fargo
Des Moines, Iowa

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Patrick Grant, LW'76
Chair Emeritus and former President and CEO
Western Stock Show Association
Denver, Colorado


Danielle Haindfield, 
JO'96, LW'99
Shareholder, Ahlers & Cooney, PC
Des Moines, Iowa

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Rajee Harris
, BN'10, LW'13, GR'13
COO, Real Estate Operating Company Investments 
Principal Real Estate Investors
Des Moines, Iowa


Kristin Hays, 
LW'96
SVP, Global Communications, Sabre Corporation
Irving, Texas


Thomas Henderson,
LA'77, LW'80
Member Attorney, Whitfield & Eddy PLC
Des Moines, Iowa


Jon Hoak
, LW'77
Of Counsel, Benesch Law Firm
Oakwood, Ohio

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Lee Hook
, LW'81
Partner, Peddicord Wharton Law Firm
West Des Moines, Iowa

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Jeff Karch, 
GR'93, LW'93
Deputy Chief Counsel and Director Global
Regulatory Compliance & Data Governance,
John Deere Financial
Johnston, Iowa

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Ruby Kazi
, LW'03
Of Counsel, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP
San Francisco, California

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Tye Klooster
, LW'03
Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Chicago, Illinois


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Chad Knapp
, LW'02
Associate Attorney, LaMarca Law Group
Des Moines, Iowa


Kathleen Law, 
LW'05
Partner, Nyemaster Goode PC
Des Moines, Iowa

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Dionna Lewis, LW'11
Managing Attorney, District Legal Group, PLLC
Washington, DC


Jill Link
, PH'05, LW'07
Member, McKee Voorhees & Sease PLC
Des Moines, Iowa


The Honorable David May,
LW'98
Judge, Iowa Court of Appeals
Polk City, Iowa


Todd McGuire
, AS'96, LW'99
Partner, Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP
Kansas City, Missouri

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Bill Miller, LW'02
Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Des Moines, Iowa


Riley Noble
President, Student Bar Association 2021-2022, Drake Law School
Grimes, Iowa


Jerry Patterson, LW'92
President, Fidelity Investments Life Insurance Company
Fidelity Investments
Boston, Massachusetts


Kevin Patrick,
 LW'12
Attorney, Nyemaster Goode PC
Des Moines, Iowa

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The Honorable David Porter,
LW'04
District Court Judge, Iowa District 5C
Des Moines, Iowa


Timothy Pratt,
LW'75
Former Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
and General Counsel, Boston Scientific Corp
Kansas City, Missouri


Jennifer Richter,
LW'91, JO'91
Partner, Chair of Telecommunications, Media & Technology Practice
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP
Washington, DC

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William Scales,
LW'11
Associate, Gullett Sanford Robinson & Martin, PLLC
Nashville, Tennessee

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Miranda Lundeen Soto,
LW'02
Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC
Miami, Florida


Michael Staab,
LW'81
Co-CEO, Innovative Rx Strategies, LLC
Deerfield, Illinois


Chinyere Ukabiala
, LW'01
Ombudsperson, Grinnell College
Des Moines, Iowa

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Lance Vander Linden
, LW'82
Former Chairman and CEO of National Bankruptcy Services
Dallas, Texas


Margaret White, 
AS'06, LW'13
Associate General Counsel, EMC Insurance Companies
Des Moines, Iowa


Greg Wilcox
, LW'82
Shareholder, Nyemaster Goode PC
Des Moines, Iowa

 

 
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