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SCOTT A. MICHELS

Junior Partner/Attorney

Mr. Michels grew up in Osage, Iowa where he graduated from Osage High School in 2000. He then attended Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa where he graduated, magna cum laude, in December 2003 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Criminology and Psychology. At UIU, Mr. Michels also achieved Academic All-American and Academic All-Conference honors in wrestling. Following his success at Upper Iowa University, Mr. Michels received his law degree from Drake University School of Law in 2007, earning special certificates in Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Constitutional Law and Civil Rights. As part of his law school education, Mr. Michels also successfully completed the Neal & Bea Smith Law Center, Drake Law School, Clinic in Criminal Defense.

Mr. Michels has distinguished himself in his young career as an attorney who is a zealous advocate for his clients being satisfied with nothing less then the best possible outcome on each and every case. Whether it’s a court appointed case or a private client, Mr. Michels goes the extra mile, does the necessary factual and legal research and shows up to court ready and prepared for a good fight. Mr. Michels possesses the attitude and mindset associated with all of the attorneys at Gourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm and has already seen his hard work produce a number of victories for his clients. The National Trial Lawyers has recognized Mr. Michels as a “Top 40 Under 40” attorney.

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SCOTT’S PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

DUI Defense Lawyers Association

Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Polk County Bar Association

Iowa State Bar Associations

EDUCATION

Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa, 2007, J. D.

Special Certification, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Constitutional Law, Civil Rights
-Neal & Bea Smith Law Center, Drake Law School, Clinic in Criminal Defense

Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Iowa, B. A.
-Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Academic All-American, Academic All-Conference
-Major: Criminology, Psychology

BAR ADMISSIONS

Iowa, 2007

U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa

U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa

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SCOTT’S SPECIALTIES

Attorneys . Criminal Defense . Assaults . Domestic Assault . Burglary . Drug Charges . Distribution . Drugs in Vehicles – Interdiction . Possession . Minor in Possession of Alcohol . Other Public Offenses . OWI . Public Intoxication . Sexual Abuse/Rape . Theft/Embezzlement . Vehicular Homicide/Serious Injury . Weapon Offenses . Sex Offender Registry Modification . Sex Offender Registry Modification . Injuries on Property . Work Injuries . Injured at Work – Compensation . Injured at Work Basics