PELTON MEDIATION

LAWYER MEDIATOR



background & perspective



      Here is the long version:

  • University of Iowa BA
  • University of Iowa JD
  • Admitted Iowa Courts
  • Admitted Federal Courts Southern District of IA
  • General Practice of Law
  • Elected Member, Iowa House of Representatives
  • Chair, Judiciary Committee
  • Chair, Iowa OSHA Review Commission (Administrative Court)
  • Member, Criminal Code Revision Com. (Enacted Criminal Code)
  • Chair, Interim Com. on Public Sector Collective Bargaining (Enacted)
  • Sponsor & Floor Manager of Enacted Laws:
  •     >Good Samaritan Statute IA Code Sec. 613.17
  •     >Created Court Administrator Position
  •     >Authorized Law Clerks for Supreme Court
  •     >Codified Construction of Statutes ( IA Code Chapter 4)
  •     >Effective Date of New or Modified Statutes (July 1)
  •     >Apportionment of County Boards of Supervisors
  •     >Tort Liability of Gov't Subdivisions (IA Code Chapter 670)
  •     >Abolished Obsolete Statutes
  •     >Unified Trial Court (Chapter 602, Article 6)
  •     >Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (Preceding Chapter 142C)
  •     >Citations in Lieu of Arrest (Chapter 805)
  •     >Uniform Controlled Substances Act (Chapter 124)
  •     >Dissolution of Marriage Law (Chapter 598)
  • Member, Governor's Com. on Implementation of Court Reform
  • Owner, Real Estate Company (Equity Realty, Inc.)
  • Owner, Abstract & Title Co. (Clinton Title Co.)
  • Adjunct College Instructor of Real Estate and Business Law
  • Judge, Iowa District Court, 38 years, 1,000's of Cases, 500 Jury Trials
  • President, Iowa Judges Association
  • Board of Directors, National Center For State Courts
  • Member, Iowa Supreme Court Com. on Information Technology (ICIS)
  • Member, Iowa Supreme Com'n on Planning For 21st Century
  • Member, Iowa Bar Association's Supreme Court Budget Committee
  • Planning Com. & Tech Moderator, National Conference on Mass Torts
  • Chair, District Judicial Nominating Commission
  • Member, American, Iowa, Scott & Clinton Co. Bar Associations
  • Elected Member, American Law Institute (ALI) (the Restatements)
  • Member Rotary International, 40 Years
  • With Spouse, Dorothy O'Brien, Raised 5 Children That's an Experience!
  • Farm Operator with Crops, Vineyards, and Winery
  • ​Staying current & refreshed thru organizations of experienced mediators by 80 hours of private sector continuing mediation education during recent 2 years.