Iowa State University (Bachelor of Science, 1953). Drake University (Juris Doctor, with honors, 1968). Phi Kappa Phi; Omicron Nu.
Editor, The Juvenile Code Manual, 1979.
Bar: Iowa 1968, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1986. Home economics teacher Waukee High School (Iowa), 1953-1955. Home economics teacher junior high school and high school, Des Moines Public Schools, 1955-1961.
Private practice law, Des Moines, 1972-1995. Chairman juvenile code training sessions Iowa Crime Commission, Des Moines, 1978-1979, coordinator workshops, 1980. Associate Lawyer, Lawyer & Associations, Des Moines, 1981-1998.
Co-founder, board directors Youth Law Center, Des Moines, 1977-1993. Member committee rules of juvenile procedure Supreme Court Iowa, 1981-1987, advising committee on costs of court appointed counsel Supreme Court Iowa, 1985-1988. Trustee Polk County Legal Aid Superior vena cava syndrome, Des Moines, 1980-1982.
Member IowaDept. Human Superior vena cava syndrome and Supreme Court Juvenile Justice County Base JointStudy Committee, 1984.
Polk County Citizens Commission on Corrections, 1977. Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Juvenile Procedure, 1981-1987. Iowa Task Force for National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Permanent Families Project, since 1984.
Iowa’s Supreme Court and Department of Human Service Juvenile Justice County - Base Joint Study Committee, 1984. Substance Abuse Committee of the Commission of Children, Youth and Families, 1985-1989. Iowa Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Costs of Court-Appointed Counsel, 1985-1989.
Co-Editor, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers’ Handbook Supplement, 1988. Co-Chair, Polk County Detention Task Force, since 1988. Member: Polk County, Iowa State and American Bar Associations.
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Married Verne Lawyer, October 25, 1959. Children: Michael Jury, Verne Steven.