Andrew Howie

Top 30 Matrimonial and Family Law
Shindler, Anderson, Goplerud & Weese, P.C.
5015 Grand Ridge Dr Ste 100
West Des Moines, IA 50265
(515) 223-4567
www.sagwlaw.com


- State Bar of Iowa, 1996. Admitted in the U.S. Supreme Court;
- U.S. 8th Cir. Court of Appeals;
- U.S. District Court for the Northern & Southern District Courts of Iowa.
- American, Iowa, and Polk County Bar Associations;
- Iowa Association for Justice;
- American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES:

- In re Marriage of Sisson, 843 N.W.2d 866 (Iowa 2014) (alimony modification);
- Jasper v. Hussain, 2014 WL 69544 (Iowa Ct. App., Jan. 9, 2014) (damages);
- In re Marriage of Duggan, 2014 WL 3511889 (Iowa Ct. App., July 16, 2014) (child
custody);
- In re Marriage of Gray, 2014 WL 2431677 (Iowa Ct. App., May 29,
2014) (child custody); In re Marriage of Burke, 2013 WL 5962933, (Iowa Ct.
App., Nov. 6, 2013) (alimony);
- Shams v. Hassan, 829 N.W.2d 848 (Iowa 2013)1 (personal jurisdiction);
- Sobotka v. Salamah, 2013 WL 104794 (Iowa Ct. App.,
Jan. 9, 2013) (punitive damages);
- In re Marriage of McReynolds, 2009 WL
4119700 (Iowa Ct. App., Nov. 25, 2009) (property division);
- In re Marriage of Powell, 2008 WL 4308223 (Iowa Ct. App., Sep. 17, 2008) (alimony
modification);
- Robinson v. First American Title Ins. Co., 2008 WL 2514019 (Iowa
Ct. App., June 25, 2008) (tax deed dispute);
- In re Marriage of Amenell, 2007 WL2257082 (Iowa Ct. App., Aug. 08, 2007) (child custody);
- In re Marriage of Aronow, 2007 WL 2004709 (Iowa Ct. App., July 12, 2007) (child custody);
- In re Marriage of Burnett, 2004 WL 1836116 (Iowa Ct. App., Aug. 11, 2004)
(alimony);
- In re Marriage of Nelson, 2003 WL 1970399 (Iowa Ct. App., April 30,
2003) (child custody modification);
- Skow v. Goforth, 618 N.W.2d 275 (Iowa2000).

ISBA ACTIVITIES:

- Member of Family & Juvenile Law Section Council, since 2005:
- Chair of Family & Juvenile Law Section, 2009-2010
- Vice-chair of Family & Juvenile Law Section, 2008-2009
- Chair of Divorce Practice Subcommittee, since 2005.
- active in Legislative Subcommittee, since 2002.
- active in Family & Juvenile Law Section, since 2001.
- Member of Appellate Practice Committe e , since 2009:
- Chair of Appellate Practice Committee, 2012-2013
- Member of Model Jury Instruction Practice Committee, since 2014

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

- Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
- Iowa Supreme Court Family Law Task Force, Steering Committee
- (2014-present)
- Chair, Family Law Case Processing Work Group (2015-present)
- rewrote and updated ISBA's ?Family Law Manual?, published in 2008, 2012, and 2015
- re-drafted Iowa Code chapter 598 to make it more user-friendly
- ISBA sponsored the bill in its legislative agenda enacted by the Legislature and signed by Governor, 2005 Iowa
- Legis. Serv. ch. 69 (West); 2005 Iowa Acts S.F. 330
- Speaker at numerous seminars:
- Obtaining Medical Records Under the New Regime - Iowa Association for
- Justice, Family Law Seminar, April 23-24, 2015
- Alimony in Iowa - Iowa Association for Justice, Family Law Seminar,
- April 10-11, 2014
- Appellate Advocacy: How to Win on Appeal ? Iowa State Bar Association,
- Family Law Seminar, October 24-25, 2013
- " Appeals, Bonds, & Stays (Oh My!) ? Iowa Association for Justice,
- Family Law Seminar, April 4-5, 2013
- " Appellate Advocacy: Standards and Secrets ? Iowa Association for Justice,
- Family Law Seminar, April 12-13, 2012
- " Value of Professional Practices and/or Ongoing Concerns ? Iowa Association
- 2 for Justice, Family Law Seminar, March 31, 2011
- " Actions in Contempt ? Iowa Association for Justice, Family Law
- Seminar, April 8-9, 2010
- " Grandparent's Rights ? Polk County Bar Association, Fall General
- Practice CLE, November 20, 2009
- " Family Case Law Update ? Iowa State Bar Association, Family Law
- Seminar, October 29-30, 2009
- " Grandparent's Rights: The New Regime ? Iowa Association for Justice,
- Family Law Seminar, April 9-10, 2009
- " Considering the Child's Preference in Custody Cases ? Iowa State Bar
- Association, Family Law Seminar, October 30-31, 2008
- " Introduction to the Family Law Manual ? Iowa State Bar Association,
- 135 Annual Meeting, th June 19-20, 2008
- " Child Support Modification ? Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Annual
- Family Seminar, April 17-18, 2008
- " Moderator for Appellate Judge Panel ? Iowa State Bar Association, Family
- Law Seminar, October 26-27, 2006
- " How to Win a Family Law Appeal ? Iowa Trial Lawyers Association,
- Annual Family Seminar, May 18-19, 2006
- " How to Win a Family Law Appeal ? Iowa State Bar Association, Family
- Law Seminar, October 27-28, 2005
- " Winning Your Family Law Appeal ? Iowa Legal Aid, Family Law
- Seminar, December 3, 2004
- " Document Gathering, Production, and Management for Litigation Paralegals in
- Iowa ? Institute for Paralegal Education, June 27, 2002
- " Domestic Law in Iowa ? National Business Institute, Sept. 13, 2001
- " You Cannot Always Lead During Cross-examination ? Iowa Trial Lawyers
- Association, Rapid-Fire! Seminar, June 9, 2000
- " Antenuptial Agreements ? Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Annual
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