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Curtiss, Davin C.
Dubuque Building 700 Locust Street, Suite 200 Dubuque, IA
Phone: (563) 557-8400
Fax: (563) 556-1867
Website: http://www.octhomaslaw.com

SUMMARY

Current Employment Position(s)

Shareholder

Year Joined Organization: 1995

Lawyer Overview

Davin C Curtiss was born in Silvis, Illinois. He is a 1992 summa cum laude graduate from Marquette University and obtained his law degree with high distinction from the University of Iowa in 1995. Davin was the Note and Comment Editor for the Journal of Corporation Law in 1994-95 and authored "Fair Labor Standards Act and Child Labor in Agriculture," Journal of Corporation Law, in 1995, which received the Award of Excellence for Student Scholarship from the American Agricultural Law Association. He joined the firm in 1995 upon being admitted to the Iowa Bar. In 1998, he was admitted to the Illinois Bar, followed by admission to the Wisconsin Bar in 1999. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa. Davin is a member of the American, Iowa State, Illinois State, and Dubuque County Bar Associations and the State Bar of Wisconsin. In 1998, he received the Pro Bono Award of the Iowa State Bar Association and Volunteer Lawyers Project. He was elected to the Dubuque County Magistrate Appointing Commission in 2002. In 2004, Davin was elected to Board of Directors of the Wisconsin State Bar Association, General Practice Session.  He is a past Vice President of the Mississippi Valley Running Association. Davin's general practice includes, but is not limited to the areas of insurance defense, personal injury, trial practice, workers compensation, and labor and employment law.

Areas of Practice

  • General Practice, Including but not Limited to:
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Trial Practice
  • Workers Compensation
  • Labor and Employment Law

West Practice Categories

Employment Law -- Employee, Employment Law -- Employer, Insurance Law, Labor Law, Litigation & Appeals, Personal Injury -- Defense, Personal Injury -- Plaintiff, Workers' Compensation Law

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1995
  • Illinois, 1998
  • Wisconsin, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Iowa
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Iowa

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association (Member)
  • Dubuque County Bar Association (Member)
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association, General Practice Section (Board of Directors)
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association, General Practice Section (Member)
  • Mississippi Valley Running Association (Past Vice President)
  • Iowa State Bar Association (Member)
  • Iowa State Bar Association, General Practice Section (Member)
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Litigation Section (Member)
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association, General Practice Section (Member)
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section (Member)
  • American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section (Member)
  • Dubuque County Magistrate Appointing Commission, 2002 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Award of the Iowa State Bar Association and Volunteer Lawyers Project, 1998

Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa, 1995
    J.D.
    Honors: With High Distinction
    Honors: Award of Excellence for Student Scholarship, Amer. Agricultural Law Assoc.

    Law Journal: Journal of Corporation Law, Note and Comment Editor, 1994 - 1995
  • Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1992
    B.A.
    Honors: summa cum laude
Articles

Published Works

  • "Fair Labor Standards Act and Child Labor in Agriculture", Journal of Corporation Law, 1995