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Attorney Daniel RothmanDaniel J. Rothman

Daniel J. Rothman has been practicing criminal law since his admission to the bar in 2002. He is a former prosecutor of 7 years having worked in the Story County Attorney's office and as the senior member of the OWI Division of the Polk County Attorney’s Office until March of 2009. During his time as an OWI prosecutor, Mr. Rothman was an instructor for the Prosecutors Training Council’s Annual Officer’s training school on OWI law and a presenter for the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force’s annual training regarding OWI law. Mr. Rothman was invited to teach other attorneys in Des Moines how to handle OWI cases in 2011 by the Law Review CLE Group. He prosecuted many types of cases from OWI cases to major felony cases including burglary, sex assault, narcotic offenses, and white collar crimes.  He also is a graduate of the Trial Advocacy program at the National District Attorney’s Association’s National Advocacy Center at the University of South Carolina.  As a defense attorney Mr. Rothman has represented clients in a wide variety of cases from petty crimes to murder.  He has also taken his clients arguments to the Iowa Supreme Court and Court of Appeals where he obtained victories for his clients on such issues as illegal searches for narcotics and violations of client’s rights to attorney consultation.   

 

He received his law Degree and his Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric from Drake University. While at Drake Law School Mr. Rothman excelled in mock trial, where he defeated Harvard Law School to win the ATLA North Eastern Regional mock trial tournament in Boston Massachusetts. He currently practices law in Iowa District and Appellate Courts statewide. Mr. Rothman represents clients against charges in Des Moines as well as throughout Iowa. You can learn more about Daniel’s OWI / DUI services by visiting his OWI specific website at www.owidesmoines.com. Daniel also proudly serves his community as a board member for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Iowa.

 

 


William Brewer

Attorney William BrewerWilliam Brewer has practiced criminal law since his admission to the state bar in 1982. Mr. Brewer is admitted to the Bar in Iowa, both the Federal Iowa Districts, the Eighth Circuit Federal Appellate Court and in the State of Illinois. Mr. Brewer maintains memberships in the Polk County Bar Association, the Iowa Bar Association, as well as the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Iowa Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice formerly known as the American Trial Lawyer’s Association. Mr. Brewer served as a prosecutor in Des Moines County Iowa.

 

 

 

Attorney Frank StenbachFrank Steinbach III

Frank Steinbach III has been in the practice of law for over 25 years. He is licensed in all jurisdictions in Iowa, including the Iowa Court of Appeals and the Iowa Supreme Court. He has handled numerous cases both in state criminal court and in Federal court. He is licensed to practice in the Federal Courts of the Southern District of Iowa, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Polk County, Dallas County and Iowa State Bar Associations. He is on the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel of attorneys for the Southern District and 8th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

 

 

Recent News

10-27-17: A client represented by Daniel Rothman was charged with Domestic Assault Causing Injury in Polk County. After a lengthy fight, including collecting witnesses who could show the alleged victim lied under oath in a related civil hearing, the state agreed to dismiss all criminal charges.

 

10-4-17: An administrative law judge agreed with Daniel Rothman’s argument that an officer had denied the client his full and timely phone call rights as required by Iowa Code Section 804.20. The Judge ordered the DOT to reinstate the driving privileges of the client and remove the OWI from the client’s DOT record.

 

7-12-17: Daniel Rothman’s client was charged with felony level Domestic Assault via strangulation and was facing 5 years in prison. After a long fight, including collecting evidence for the client’s justification defense, the state agreed to amend the charge to a simple misdemeanor disorderly conduct and a fine, with no jail or probation.

 

6-27-17: A client represented by Daniel Rothman, had their drug charges dismissed. One of the numerous issues was that the officer did not correctly execute the warrant, on the home where the drugs were found.

 

6-26-17: Daniel Rothman’s client was charged with possession of cocaine and weapons charges in Polk county. The client was able to avoid being convicted of any charge which also saved his CDL. He would have lost the CDL if he had been convicted of the drug charge.

 

6-24-17: Daniel Rothman showed that an officer had lied under oath about his client’s case. The judge ruled that the officer had lost all credibility and therefore all evidence collected in the case must be thrown out. The prosecutor indicated that the case must be dismissed. The client’s driving privileges will also be restored and the fact that the client was even charged will be expunged from the public record.

 

4-17-17:An administrative law judge agreed with Daniel Rothman’s argument that an officer had violated the “two-hour rule” from Iowa Code Section 321J.6. As a result, the Judge ordered the DOT to reinstate the driving privileges of the client and remove the OWI from the client’s DOT record.

 

2-10-17: Daniel Rothman argued a motion to dismiss alleging that the State violated Iowa Rule of Criminal Procedure 2.33. The State did not comply with its filing obligations and the Judge dismissed the entire case. The case was dismissed with prejudice, so the State cannot try to refile the charges.

 

11-2-16: Daniel Rothman’s client was charged with Domestic Abuse Assault. After the case had been pending for several months, the prosecutor finally dismissed the case and even assessed the court costs to the state.

 

10-19-16: Daniel Rothman’s client was charged with theft at a Target store. After numerous flaws in the State’s case were pointed out, the prosecutor decided to dismiss the case.

 

9-29-16: Daniel Rothman and Frank Steinbach’s client was facing an assault charge, resulting from an incident at a local bar. The prosecutor was shown that there were many issues with their case and they finally decided to dismiss the case, on the morning of trial.

 

9-27-16: Daniel Rothman filed a motion to suppress evidence in a case where his client was charged with Felony Possession with Intent to Deliver Narcotics.  Officers found an UZI in plain view but the motion, alleging that they did not follow correct procedures, was granted.  All evidence of the gun and drugs found, were thrown out and the State's case had to be dismissed.

 

9-13-16: Bill Brewer's client was investigated for murder in the death of someone that the client allegedly punched in the head.  After Mr. Brewer met with the State and discussed the flaws in their case, including medical issues, the State decided to only charge the client with simple misdemeanor assault, the lowest level of crime in Iowa, punishable by no more than 30 days in county jail.

 

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