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PO Box 253

Sibley, IA  51249

United States

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B.A. philosophy and English, Calvin College, 1977; J.D., University of Iowa, 1980 (high distinction). Dan joined the firm in 1980. His general practice emphasizes civil litigation (personal injury, insurance defense, and business disputes), business and employment law, and estate planning and administration. Dan currently serves on the Village Northwest Unlimited Board. He has been a past member of the Sibley Library Board, Sibley Kiwanis, Iowa State Bar Association Legal Forms Committee (chair), Northwest Iowa Humane Society (president), and several church boards. Dan grew up in Maurice and Orange City, graduating from MOC High School in 1973. Dan’s father operated a machinery repair shop in Maurice and later was a Case-IH implement dealer in Orange City. Dan currently lives in rural Dickinson County, Iowa.  He is unmarried and has two children.  

 

DANIEL E. DEKOTER

Partner

The Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 4000 members throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. 

J.D., Creighton University and B.B.A., University of Iowa. Mike joined the firm in 1985. His general practice emphasizes real estate, leases, estate planning, probate, trusts, corporate and business law, business formation, acquisition and sale of business, municipal law, adoptions, name changes, and taxation.  He served as a member of the 3A District Judicial Nominating Commission (2006-2012) and the Judicial Magistrate Appointing Commission (2009-2020).  He is a member and was past president of Kiwanis and is also a member of the Osceola County Bar Association and the Iowa State Bar Association.  He was previously on the Osceola Community Hospital Board of Trustees and past president, Village Northwest Unlimited Board and is past member of the Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission (1996-2005).  He resides in Sibley, Iowa with his wife, Beth.  They have two children.  

MICHAEL E. THOLE

Partner

B.S., Arizona State University, 1978 and J.D., University of Iowa, 1984. Harold joined the firm in 1986. His general practice emphasizes municipal law, mediation, collaborative law, family, criminal defense, real estate, estate planning, probate, personal injury, contract, and employment law. Harold has lived in Sibley, Iowa since 1986. He was raised in the Graettinger area and graduated from Graettinger High School in 1974. He is married with five children.

HAROLD D. DAWSON

Partner

B.A. Political Science and Public Relations, Iowa State University, 2005 and J.D.- Litigation Concentration, Creighton University, 2013. Nathan joined the firm in 2013. He is licensed in Iowa and Minnesota. His practice focuses on civil litigation including personal injury, insurance defense, workers’ compensation, and business disputes. He also does estate planning and probate work.

 

Nathan’s past work experience includes clerking for the City Attorney’s Office in Council Bluffs, Student Attorney at the Creighton Legal Clinic, and Law Clerk at Farm Bureau Financial Services, Litigation Group, in West Des Moines. Nathan currently serves on the Sibley Public Library Board of Trustees and is a member and past president of Sibley Kiwanis.  

 

Nathan grew up in rural Sibley, Iowa on a grain and livestock farm. Nathan’s father also owned and operated a farm machinery business in Sibley for over 25 years. Nathan resides in Sibley, Iowa with his wife, Nicole and their daughter Cidny. In his free time, Nathan enjoys spending time with family, farm activities, and the outdoors.

NATHAN J. ROCKMAN

Partner

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B.A. Political Science, University of Iowa, 2012 and J.D., Southern Illinois University, 2016.  Brandon joined the firm in 2017.  

 

Brandon’s past work experience includes clerking for the insurance defense firm of Brandon & Schmidt in Carbondale, Illinois and volunteering at the law school’s Legal Clinic.  

 

Brandon grew up in rural Sanborn, Iowa and currently resides in Sibley, Iowa.  In his free time, Brandon enjoys spending time with family, working on the farm, and spending time at the lake.  

BRANDON J. KRIKKE