25 Jan, 2024

Life at LDM | Attorney Spotlight, Olivia R. McDowell

2024-01-25T11:52:43-06:00January 25th, 2024|Latest News, Life at LDM|

Olivia R. McDowell, Attorney What is your definition of success? My definition of success changes daily. Some days, success is winning a big dispositive motion or obtaining a favorable result for a client. Other days, it is just checking something minor off a to do list or supporting a colleague. There has been a trend toward only associating success with big wins or accomplishments, but as an attorney, [...]

20 Nov, 2023

Life at LDM | Attorney Spotlight, Ryan P. Tunink

2023-11-20T13:12:58-06:00November 20th, 2023|Latest News, Life at LDM|

Ryan P. Tunink, Attorney What is your definition of success? Success is improving each time you try something while finding joy in trying it. What's the most unique part about working at LDM? The most unique part of working at LDM, at least as an associate, is how quickly the firm helps you get practical experience at every step of the litigation process. The partners at LDM are [...]

15 Sep, 2023

Life at LDM | Attorney Spotlight, Ellen K. Geisler

2023-09-15T10:28:42-05:00September 15th, 2023|Latest News, Life at LDM|

Ellen K. Geisler, Attorney What is your definition of success? Working hard and seeing results. Results are not always immediate and often it is the slow day-to-day grind that pays off in the long run. Success does not happen overnight. What's the most unique part about working at LDM? There’s no one-size-fits all approach. In my experience, the firm embraces that each individual has different strengths that they [...]

26 Jun, 2023

Life at LDM | Attorney Spotlight, Andrew C. Johnson

2023-06-26T10:22:53-05:00June 26th, 2023|Latest News, Life at LDM|

Andrew C. Johnson, Partner What is your definition of success? Success to me means finding happiness and fulfillment at work and at home. What's the most unique part about working at LDM? What has stood out to me most about LDM since joining this year is how engaged, thoughtful and hardworking the entire firm is. And, having so many knowledgeable, experienced attorneys to consult with in both Iowa [...]

30 Mar, 2023

Life at LDM | Attorney Spotlight, William R. Settles

2023-03-30T14:50:07-05:00March 30th, 2023|Latest News, Life at LDM|

William R. Settles, Partner Describe your career trajectory Until my junior year in college, I thought I was going to be a doctor. Once I recognized my aversion to blood and sick people, I needed something different to do. I tagged along with my roommate to a moot court presentation and found I really enjoyed it. Two years later I was a first-year law student at Notre Dame [...]

24 Feb, 2023

Life at LDM | Attorney Spotlight, Callie A. Kanthack

2023-02-24T14:55:07-06:00February 24th, 2023|Latest News, Life at LDM|

Callie A. Kanthack, Attorney How have you advanced professionally since joining our team? Since being hired as an LDM Associate, I have had the opportunity to build and improve my litigation skills. During my first year, I took depositions, argued motions, second-chaired a trial, and wrote an appellate brief. Through this experiential learning process, I have received one-on-one feedback from LDM Partners and developed professional relationships among members [...]

3 Jan, 2023

Life at LDM | Attorney Spotlight, Bryony J. Whitaker

2023-01-03T08:44:57-06:00January 3rd, 2023|Latest News, Life at LDM|

Bryony J. Whitaker, Attorney What is your definition of success? I define success as maintaining a happy family life with my husband and two pups, balanced with a dynamic career where I’m dealt new challenges. Not to harp on the alleged mythical unicorn that is the ‘work life balance’ bandwagon, but I really do believe it is possible! Something that I’m still learning as I go along is [...]

4 Nov, 2022

Life at LDM | Attorney Spotlight, Kyle Wallor

2022-11-04T11:02:34-05:00November 4th, 2022|Latest News, Life at LDM|

Kyle Wallor, Partner Describe your career trajectory. In August 1994, I packed all my belongings into a 1984 Volvo 240DL and hauled them 1,400 miles from the beaches of Narragansett, Rhode Island to the mean streets of Mid-Town Omaha, Nebraska. All of that to attend Creighton Law School. (That 240DL was a sexy ride, just Google it). Thanks to our very own Frank Schepers calling in a favor [...]

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