Dickinson Law Firm in the Hub Tower in Des Moines, Iowa

Leadership & Involvement

The following is a list of leadership roles and memberships in which Dickinson attorneys have had opportunies to enhance their expertise and serve their profession and communities.

National/International

  • American Academy of ADR Attorneys
    • Jeff Krausman, Member, 2001-Present
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers
    • Paul Tyler, Member, 1994-Present
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
    • David Repp, Fellow, 2010-Present
  • Litigation Counsel of America™
    • Joan Fletcher, Fellow, 2010-Present
  • National Council of School Board Attorneys
    • Jeff Krausman, Member, 1979-Present
  • United States Marine Corps
    • John Vernon, Captain, 1968-1971

State/Regional

  • American Arbitration Association
    • Paul Tyler, Regional Advisory Committee, 1995-Present
  • Animal Rescue League of Iowa
    • Joan Fletcher, General Counsel; Board of Directors, 2009-Present
  • Better Business Bureau Serving Greater Iowa, Quad Cities and the Siouxland Region
    • Paul Tyler, Chair, 2004-2005; Board of Directors, 1995-Present
  • Children & Families of Iowa
    • Joan Fletcher, President, 2005-2006; Executive Committee, 2004-2008; Board of Directors, 2002-2008
  • Historical Society of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
    • Dick Lyford, President, 2010-Present; Vice President, 2005-2010
  • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Mary Zambreno, Young Lawyers Section Council, 2005
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • Bill Serangeli, Fellow, 2003-Present
  • Iowa Board of Law Examiners
    • Dick Lyford, 2008-Present
  • Iowa Council of School Board Attorneys
    • Jeff Krausman, Executive Committee, 1994-1998, 2007-Present; Chair, 1997-1998; Vice Chair, 2007-2008
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association
    • Joan Fletcher, Commercial Litigation Committee; Tort and Insurance Law Committee, 1990s-Present
  • Iowa Homeless Youth Center
    • David Repp, Chair, Community Advisory Board, 1995-Present
    • Mary Zambreno, Community Advisory Board, 2006-2010
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    • Ted Craig, Young Lawyers Division Executive Council, 2010-Present; Justice Fore All Fundraising Event to Benefit the ISBA’s Public Service Project, Co-chair, 2011
    • Joan Fletcher, Member, Litigation Section Council, 2010-Present
    • Howard Hagen, Chair, Banking and Financial Institutions Committee, 1999-2000, 2002-2007
    • Jeff Krausman, Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, 2009-2011; Chair, Labor and Employment Law Section, 1987-1988
    • Sara Laughlin, Member, Labor & Employment Law Section’s CLE Subcommittee, 2011-Present
    • Dick Lyford, Chair, Legal Heritage Committee, 2008-Present
    • David Repp, Chair, Taxation Section, 2008-2009
    • Paul Tyler, Board of Governors, 1995-1999, 2003-2007; Chair, Real Estate Section, 1993-1994; Chair, Legal Forms Committee, 1984-4988; Chair, Multi-Jurisdictional Practice Committee, 2000-2003; Member, Land Title Standards Committee, 1989-1995; Chair, Building Committee, 2005-2008; Member, Board of Directors, ISBA Public Service Project, 2004-2008; Member, Board of Directors, Iowa State Bar Foundation, 2007-Present
    • John Vernon, Board of Governors, 1999-2003
    • Mary Zambreno, Young Lawyers Division Executive Council; Young Lawyers Division By-law Revision Task Force; Young Lawyers Division Attorney Discipline Decisions Task Force.
  • Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission
    • Paul Tyler, 1995-2004
  • Southern District of Iowa Branch Historical Society
    • Dick Lyford, President, 2001-Present; Secretary, 1996-2001
  • Youth Homes of MidAmerica
    • Paul Tyler, Board of Directors, 1996-2007

Local

  • Des Moines Estate and Financial Planners Group
    • David Repp, Chair, 1993-Present
  • Drake University Law School Board of Counselors
    • Fred Schneider, Member, 1981-1990
    • Rick Malm, 2001-2003
  • East High School Alumni Association, Des Moines, Iowa
    • Mollie Pawlosky, President-Elect, 2010-2011
  • East High School Alumni Scholarship Foundation, Des Moines, Iowa
    • Mollie Pawlosky, Board of Directors, 2009-Present; Co-chair, Scholarship Committee, 2009-Present
  • Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute
    • Joan Fletcher, Class of 2004-2005
    • Jill Jensen-Welch, Class of 2005-2006
    • David Repp, Class of 2003-2004
  • Mary Zambreno, Volunteer Lawyer
  • Hospice of Central Iowa
    • Paul Tyler, Board of Directors, 1988-1994
  • Legal Aid Society of Polk County
    • John Vernon, Board of Directors, 1991-1994
  • Polk County Bar Association
    • John Vernon, Chair, Family Law Committee, 1996-1997
    • Paul Tyler, President, 2002; Board of Directors, 1989-1993, 1995-2007; Chair, Grievance Committee, 1985-1987
  • Polk County District Court Mediation Project
    • John Vernon, Mediator and Arbitrator
  • Polk County Volunteer Lawyers Project
    • Mary Zambreno, Volunteer Lawyer, 2006-Present
  • West Des Moines Library
    • John Vernon, Bond Committee, 1994
  • Youth and Shelter Services, Inc.
    • Mary Zambreno, Corporate Board, 2007-2010
  • Youth Law Center
    • John Vernon, Board of Directors, 2003-2006
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