Over the course of his legal career, Mr. VanDerGinst has has secured millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for those he has served across the nation. He has earned a membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and he has received numerous awards and honors for his impeccable professionalism and service.
He holds an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell,...
Craig married his high school sweetheart and they have lived in the Iowa City area since 1993. They have two adult children and are active in their church and several other non-profits.
My experience spans over 30 years working hard for my clients in 4 states. I also spent ten years teaching college criminal law courses at Graceland University in southern Iowa, and training lawyers and judges in criminal trial techniques throughout Latin America.
My criminal law practice includes representation of clients on all felony and misdemeanor charges...
University of Iowa School of Law
Undergrad: Grinnell College Class of 2012 degrees in Psychology and Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies
Law School: The University of Iowa College of Law Class of 2017
Areas of Practice: Criminal Law and Family Law
Associations: Iowa Bar Association
Admitted to the Iowa Bar 2018
In my free time I enjoy all outdoor activities from running to rock climbing to kayaking. In college and after, I have been an avid Ultimate Frisbee player. Since I moved to Iowa in 2008, I have worked to find volunteer opportunities in every community I have been a part of. Additionally, I am a dog...
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
As a former prosecutor, Athena dedicated much of her legal career to serving the public for over 20 years...
In her current practice, she focuses primarily on removal defense in Immigration Court and family-based immigration; however, she also takes an assortment...
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
University of Iowa
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Drake University Law School
Upon completing his degree in Law, Dustin served for three years as Assistant County Attorney at the Webster County Attorney’s Office in Fort Dodge, IA. He has also worked in Black Hawk and Dubuque County Attorney’s offices. Dustin has tried 10 jury trials and over 50 bench trials on various criminal offenses.
Upon leaving prosecution,...
Prior to joining Johnston, Stannard, Klesner, Burbidge & Fitzgerald, PLC, Shawn practiced with the law firm of David Goldstein and Associates, LLC in Chicago, IL. While attending John Marshall Law School, Shawn clerked for the law firm of Daley and George, Ltd.
Education: Indiana University, B.A., 2010
De Paul University, J.D., 2015
Admitted to Iowa Bar 2015
Areas of Practice:
Civil: Dissolution of Marriage/Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Name Change
Criminal: OWI/DUI, DOT matters, Juvenile, Possession Controlled Substance, General Criminal Defense
Appellate: Criminal and Civil
Iowa Bar Association, 2015 to present
Linn County Bar Association, 2016 to present
NACDA Top 10 under 40 Criminal Law 2017
My primary areas of practice include Family Law and Criminal Defense. I am always accepting new clients so please reach...
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