Attorneys

ROBERT G. REHKEMPER

Managing Partner/Attorney

Mr. Rehkemper was selected to the Super Lawyers list for the seventh straight year in 2019, and has repeatedly been named Avvo’s Client Choice and Top Attorney for DUI defense with a Superb rating of 10.0 out of a possible 10.0. Mr. Rehkemper is the State of Iowa Delegate for the National College of DUI Defense, a founding member of DUI Defense Lawyers Association, and is also a Board Member for the Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Criminal Defense Core Group for the Iowa Association for Justice. A frequent speaker at attorney education seminars, Mr. Rehkemper has distinguished himself as a premier defense attorney in the State of Iowa for drunk driving and vehicular homicide charges. Mr. Rehkemper’s aggressive and thorough investigation of each case, coupled with his meticulous preparation for hearings, arguments and trials, has resulted in an impressive list of representative cases that speaks for itself.

While known state-wide for his defense of drunk driving and related offenses, Mr. Rehkemper does not limit his practice to one particular area of criminal defense. He applies the pre-trial and trial skills he has developed in defense of DUI/OWI charges to aggressively defending all criminal charges in both State and Federal Courts. Mr. Rehkemper has experienced tremendous success in the area of illegal search and seizures in narcotics investigations.

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ROBERT’S PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
-Board member, 2005 – Present

DUI Defense Lawyers Association
-Founding Member

National College of DUI Defense, Inc.
-General Member, 2003 – Present
-State Delegate, 2006 – Present

Iowa Association for Justice
-Criminal Law Section, 2002 – Present

American Association for Justice
-Regular Member, 2004 – Present

United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, CJA Panel Attorney
-2006 – Present

BAR ADMISSIONS

Supreme Court of Iowa, 2002

U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 2002

U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 2002

U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2005

United States Supreme Court, 2009

PUBLICATIONS

Iowa Driver’s Rights Card, © Copyright 2006, Gourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm, PLC
Iowa DUI Laws, National College of DUI Defense, Inc., website: www.ncdd.com

EDUCATION

Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa, 2002, J. D.
-Honors: High Honors

Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1999, B. A.
-Honors: Cum Laude
-Major: History and Psychology

NHTSA/IACP Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner Course, Chicago, IL, April, 2005, NHTSA Certified

BAC DataMaster and Basic Scient of Evidential Breath Alcohol Testing, Mansfield, OH, February, 2007, Certificate of Competency

National College for DUI Defense, Summer Session, Boston, MA, July, 2006

National College for DUI Defense, Summer Session, Boston, MA, July, 2007

National College for DUI Defense, Winter Session, Atlantis, Bahamas, January 2009

National College for DUI Defense, Summer Session, Boston, MA, July 2009

Mastering Scientific Evidence, New Orleans, LA, April 2010

National College for DUI Defense, Winter Session, Scottsdale, AZ, January 2013

NHTSA/IACP Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner Course, West Des Moines, Iowa, May, 2013, NHTSA RE-Certified

DUI Defense Lawyers Association, Winter Session, Santa Clara, CA, February 2015

National College for DUI Defense, Summer Session, Boston, MA, July 2016

Trial Lawyers College, Defense of the Damned, Dubois, WY, June 2017

CLASSES/SEMINARS TAUGHT
OWI (DUI) Case law Update
-Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2003

OWI (DUI) Case law Update and Substantive Presentation, Drug Recognition Protocol
-Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2004

OWI (DUI) Case law Update and Substantive Presentation – Field Sobriety Tests
-The Voodoo that they do
-Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2005

OWI (DUI) Case law Update and Practical Practice Pointers
-Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2006

OWI (DUI) Case law Update, Iowa Judicial Conference, June 21, 2007

Discovery in Criminal Cases
-Iowa Association of Legal Assistants, September 2007

OWI (DUI) Caselaw Update and Substantive Presentation
-Field sobriety evidence – establishing sobriety through cross examination
-Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2007

OWI (DUI) Caselaw Update and Substantive Presentation
-Effective Assistance of Counsel at 2 A.M.
-Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2008
-What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About OWI
-Iowa Bar Association, Nuts & Bolts Seminar, October 2009

OWI(DUI) Caselaw Update and Substantive Presentation
-Preliminary Breath Test aka Proven BS Test.
-Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2009

Putting the Tools We Have To Use Iowa Association for Justice
-24th Annual Criminal Law Seminar, 2010

OWI Litigation and Field Sobriety Testing Iowa Bar Association
-Criminal Law Seminar, 2010

The New DataMaster DMT – A breath of fresh air?
-Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2010

Operating While Intoxicated Cases – What Every Lawyer Should Know
-Iowa Bar Association, 2010

OWI Update and Driving While Drugged
-Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2011

OWI’s at Trial – Try It, You Might Just Like It.
-Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2012

The Missing Link – Causation in Vehicular Homicide and Serious Injury by Vehicle Cases
-Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2013

Defending the Traffic Stop
-Iowa Bar Association, 2014

When the Reefer Meets the Road
-Iowa Bar Association, 2015

Trial of OWI Refusal Cases
-Iowa Public Defenders Association, 2016

Search and Seizure in the Digital Age
-Iowa Bar Association, 2016

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE

DUI DEFENSE

BOBBY'S SPECIALTIES

Criminal Defense . Drug Charges . Distribution . Possession . Federal Court . Drug Offenses . Weapons Offenses . White Collar Crimes . Manslaughter . OWI . Sexual Abuse/Rape . Vehicular Homicide/Serious Injury . Exclusion of Evidence . Know Your Rights . Search and Seizure . Drunk Driving Defense . Do I Really Need a Lawyer . Driving and Drugs . DUI Rights . How We Defend You . Search and Seizure . OWI 1st, 2nd and 3rd . OWI – Drunk Driving Basics . OWI 3rd . Serious Injury by Vehicle . Vehicular Homicide . Iowa Drivers Rights Card . National College of DUI Defense . Vehicular Homicide/Serious Injury by Vehicle . How Committed . Representative Vehicular Homicide Cases . Specialized Defense . Wrongful Death/Traumatic Injury . Alcohol Related . Bar Responsibility . Motor Vehicle Accidents . Car Accidents . Motorcycle Accidents . Truck and Semi Accidents . Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents . Bicycle Accidents . Pedestrian Accidents . Wrongful Death