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Steven Foritano

Practitioner in Residence and Director, First-year Trial Practicum ProgramSteve Foritano profile picture


Areas of Expertise

Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Trial Advocacy


JD – University of Iowa Law School
BA – Kent State University, magna cum laude

Professional Experience

Drake Law School, Practitioner in Residence since 2016 and Director, Trial Practicum since 2017
Polk County Attorney's Office Bureau Chief, General Trial Bureau
Iowa Attorney General, Assistant Attorney General; Criminal Appeals Division, Civil Rights Division, and Consumer Protection Division
United States Attorney's Office, Special Assistant United States Attorney

Significant Accomplishments

  • Order of the Barristers - Drake University Law School, Honorary member - 2005, 2008
  • Iowa County Attorney Association Award of Merit - 2003
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General's Integrity Award - 1991
  • Featured on A&E's Cold Case Files and Investigation Discovery's Unusual Suspects, State v. Piper I & II
  • Featured in the book The Drake Diner Murders, State v. White
  • Featured on TruTv's Forensic Files, State v. Morris
  • Featured on NBC's Dateline, State v. Moffitt

Additional Information

Steven Foritano Curriculum Vitae

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