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Education
  • University of Iowa, B.A., Psychology, 1990
  • University of Denver, J.D., 1993
Admissions
  • Colorado (inactive), U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1993
  • Iowa, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1999
Associations & Memberships
  • Des Moines County Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association (Member, Board of Directors, 2001-2007; Chair Tort & Workers' Compensation Committee, 2012-present; Board of Editors, 2011-present)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (Member)
  • Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission (Appointee July 1, 2018 - present)
  • Volunteer Iowa State Bar Association Mock Trial Judge, 2010 to the present.
Publications
  • Smoke on the Water: Interpretation and Application of the Longshoreman and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act, The Jones Act and the Iowa Workers’ Compensation Act - Iowa Defense Counsel Association Defense Update, Brent Ruther and Sara L. Haas, Vol. XIV, No. 4, Winter 2012.
  • Venue, Forum Shopping and the Case of the Split County – Iowa Defense Counsel Association Defense Update, Brent Ruther, Vol. XIX, No. 4, Fall 2017.
  • The Public Duty Doctrine and Maintenance of Traffic Control Devices - Iowa Defense Counsel Association Defense Update, Brent Ruther, Vol. XX, No. 4, Fall 2018.
Representative Cases
  • Lambdin v. District Court In and For the 18th Judicial District of County of Arapahoe, 903 P.2d 1126 (Colo. 1995)
  • Grohn v. Sisters of Charity Health Services Colorado, 960 P.2d 722 (Colo. App. 1997)Byerly v. Kirkpatrict Pettis Smith Polian, Inc., 996 P.2d 771, 2000 WL 38242 (Colo. App. 1998)
  • Adkins v. U.S. West Communications, Inc. 181 F.Supp. 1189 (D. Colo. 2001)
  • Bullington v. United Air Lines, Inc., 186 F.3d 1301, (10th Cir. 1999)
  • Bluff Harbor Marina, Inc. v. Wunnenberg, 801 N.W.2d 627 unpublished 2011 WL2041833 (Iowa App. 2011)
  • Short v. Green Bay Levee and Drainage District No. 2, 695 N.W.2d 503, unpublished 2005 WL 67528 (Iowa App 2005)