John is a life-long resident of Muscatine County. As a Muscatine native, John takes pride in serving his hometown. Born in 1957, he was raised on a farm in rural Muscatine County and is a 1976 graduate of Muscatine High School. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with Distinction from the University of Iowa in 1980 and went on to achieve his Juris Doctor degree with Distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1983.
John is a member of the Muscatine County Bar Association, the Iowa State Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He also served as Treasurer for the Muscatine County Bar Association from 1999-2002.
John currently serves on the Board of Directors for Muscatine Welfare Association, the Muscatine Community College Foundation, and CROSSROADS, INC. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of Volunteers & Information, Inc. and United Way of Muscatine. John also served as City Attorney for Nichols, Iowa, from 1990-1995, and was a Co-Instructor for Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship at the University of Iowa's Henry B. Tippie College of Business from 1998-2001.
In John's spare time, he enjoys biking, woodworking, turning junk into displayable art, and spending time with his family and friends. He also loves being a grandfather.
Will is a Muscatine native. Born in 1979, Will briefly lived in Arizona, Oklahoma, and Tennessee, but always returned to Muscatine, Iowa. In 1998, he graduated from Muscatine High School. He received an Associate of Arts Degree in 2000 from Muscatine Community College, received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2002 from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts with a major in History and two minors in Political Science and Philosophy, and achieved his Juris Doctor degree in 2005 from the University of Iowa College of Law.
Will has been a member of the Muscatine County Bar Association and the Iowa State Bar Association since 2005. He has been a member of the Iowa State Bar Association Real Estate Section since 2005. Will served as a Business Law adjunct professor for Muscatine Community College in 2007-2009 and 2015-2016.
In Will's spare time, he enjoys sports, music, reading, camping, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.
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