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Chris Wertzberger

Chris Wertzberger
PH: 641-752-5467
FAX: 641-752-4370


Professional Experience

  • Joined Cartwright, Druker & Ryden as an attorney in 2015
  • Joined Cartwright, Druker & Ryden as a clerk in 2014

Professional Activities

  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Member, Iowa Defense Council Association
  • Member, Young Lawyers Division, Iowa State Bar Association
  • Member, Marshall County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Judge Advocate, Frank Lewis Glick American Legion Post 46, Marshalltown, IA
  • Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 839, Marshalltown, IA
  • Knights of Columbus, Council 966, Marshalltown, IA
  • Marshalltown Industrial Park, Inc.
  • Marshalltown Auditorium Foundation
  • Marshalltown Educational Partnership

Admitted to Practice (State)

  • Iowa 2015

Admitted to Practice (Federal)

  • Southern District of Iowa 2016


  • University of Iowa College of Law (J.D. with Distinction 2015)
    • Stephenson Trial Advocacy Competition Regional Competition Team
    • The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice, Student Writer
    • Appellate Advocacy I, II
  • Iowa State University (B.A. in Political Science, 2012)
    • Student Veteran’s Association, Member
    • Student Panel Advisor for incoming Political Science Students


Mr. Wertzberger was raised in Marshalltown, Iowa and graduated from Marshalltown High School in 2002. He joined the United States Army on Active Duty in 2002. After training, Mr. Wertzberger was assigned and served as a member of 3d US Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard, ceremonial unit and escort to the President. In the Old Guard, Mr. Wertzberger earned the rank of Sergeant, and was Honorably Discharged in 2006. Upon completion of his Active Duty enlistment, Mr. Wertzberger enrolled in classes at Iowa State University. In 2009, Mr. Wertzberger was recalled to Active Duty from the Inactive Ready Reserve, and was assigned to the 1-130th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion for a deployment to Al-Basra, Iraq. While in Iraq, Mr. Wertzberger earned the rank of Staff Sergeant, and was again Honorably Discharged in May 2010. Upon completion of military service, Mr. Wertzberger resumed classes at Iowa State, and eventually pursued a law degree at the University of Iowa College of Law. Chris and his wife Amy live in Marshalltown.