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, 2020-present; 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; Vice Chair July 1, 2022; Chair July1, 2023-present)
Volunteer Iowa State Bar Association Mock Trial Judge, 2010 to the present.
Board Member, Community Action of SE Iowa 2020-present
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.
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Bluff Harbor Marina, Inc. v. Wunnenberg, 801 N.W.2d 627 unpublished 2011 WL2041833 (Iowa App. 2011)
Short v. Green Bay Levee and Drainage District No. 2, 695 N.W.2d 503, unpublished 2005 WL 67528 (Iowa App 2005)