DAVID A. GROOTERS
22 South Kentucky Avenue
Mason City, Iowa 50401
phone: (641) 425-3375
103 East State Street, Ste. 800
Mason City, Iowa 50401
phone: (641) 423-4264
The University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa; Juris Doctor, May 1999; G.P.A.: 78.68/90.00; Class Rank: Top 25% – 30%; Journal of Corporation Law (Member:1 997-1999; Note and Comment Editor: 1998-1999; Published: Express Employment Contracts in a Close Corporation After Nagy v. Riblet Products, Inc.: To Put Them in Writing or Not To Put Them in Writing, That Is the Question, 24 Iowa J. Corp. L. 123 (Fall, 1998).
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa; Bachelor of Business Administration With Honors and With High Distinction, May 1996; Major: Accounting; G.P.A. 3.85/4.00 and Dean’s List (8 of 8 semesters); Phi Eta Sigma and Beta Gamma Sigma honor societies.
Pappajohn, Shriver, Eide & Nielsen P.C., Mason City, Iowa; Associate (1999 – 2004); Shareholder (2005- present); Operate in a transactional practice in areas including, but not limited to: adoption, business formation and law, elder law, estate planning and estate administration, probate, trusts, real estate, taxation, guardianships, conservatorships, family law and juvenile law; Perform legal research and authored legal contracts, memoranda, pleadings, motions, trial briefs and appellate briefs; Collaborate with other attorneys and professionals to ascertain the most appropriate resolution of each case given the best interests of the client, including the passage of legislation for the benefit of clients. Exxon Company, U.S.A., Houston, Texas; Summer Associate – Tax Law and Planning Department (Summer 1998).
Certified Public Accountant (1999 – present); National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (2005-present); Aging Services Coalition (Member: 2010-present; Treasurer: 2013-present); Transitions of Care committee (2012-present); Frequent speaker to area groups regarding estate planning and elder law issues including long-term care and asset protection planning for seniors; Iowa Legislature (assisted with and advocated passage of 2006 amendment to Iowa Code resulting in “David’s Law”); Finalist for Iowa Associate District Court Judge position (2008); Iowa Children’s Justice training (2007); Iowa State Bar Association (Member: 1999–present; Young Lawyer’s Division Executive Council: 2002-2005; Bridge the Gap Committee (Board Member: 2002 – present; Speaker: 2012-2014; Chair: 2007; Tax School Committee (Board Member: 2012-present; Chairman: 2015; Speaker: 2007); District 2A Bar Association (Member: 1999–present; Treasurer: 2009–present); Cerro Gordo County Bar Association (Member: 1999–present; Secretary: 2000; Treasurer: 2003).
Boy Scouts of America (Eagle Scout: 1990; Assistant Scoutmaster: 2012-present; Committee Member: 2000–present; Troop Committee Chair: 2006–2008; Cub Scout Den Leader: 2007–2012; Wood Badge Leadership Training: 2009); Mason City Public Library Board of Trustees (Board Member: 2002–2014; President: 2005 & 2011); Mason City Public Library Foundation, Inc. (Member: 2002– present; President: 2008-2014; Treasurer: 2014-present); Rotary International (Member: 2009–present; Rotary Reader in elementary schools: 2010– present); Comprehensive Systems, Inc. (Board Member: 2004-2013; Secretary/Treasurer: 2005–2007; President 2007-2013); Comprehensive Systems, Inc., Foundation (Board Member: 2004–2013); First Presbyterian Church (Member: 1986-2014; Elder: 2002-2005; Youth Education Committee: 2002-2005; Chair: 2004; Sunday School Instructor: 2001 – 2012; Personnel Committee: 2010–present); Rhythm Church (Member: 2014-present); Mason City YMCA (Coach: 2005-2012); Kaplan University Adjunct Instructor (2003-2007, 2011-2012); Mason City High School Prestigious Alumni Committee (2002–2004); Mason City Globe Gazette ”Thirty Under Forty” award recipient (2003); Mason City Masters Swim Club (Member: 2006–present); North Iowa Spin Club (Member: 2012-present).
Most of my spare time is spent with my wife and three children. Other interests include running, swimming, camping, canoeing, fishing and hiking. I have ran a marathon and several half-marathons, triathlons, and other road races. At age 40, I began voice lessons and singing in a Christmas choir.