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Sharon Soorholtz Greer

Sharon Soorholtz Greer
CONTACT INFORMATION
PH: 641-752-5467
FAX: 641-752-4370
E-MAIL: sharon@cdrlaw.com

ADDRESS
112 W. CHURCH STREET
MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA


General practice including, but not limited to, insurance litigation, insurance law, personal injury litigation, family law, and construction litigation.

Professional Experience

Sharon Soorholtz Greer is an AV rated attorney. She has been at Cartwright, Druker & Ryden since 1986. She has been a Fellow of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers since 1998. Ms. Greer maintains a general practice, including but not limited to, insurance litigation, insurance law, personal injury litigation, family law, and construction litigation.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers (1998-forward)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (2000-forward)
  • Chair, Iowa Supreme Court Ethical Rules Drafting Committee (2000-2002)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (2001-forward)
  • American Bar Association (1982- present)
  • Iowa State Bar Association (1982 - present)
  • Executive Council, Young Lawyers Section (1985 -1986, 1989 - 1991)
  • Chairperson of Young Lawyers Summer Seminar (1986)
  • Continuing Legal Education Section council member (1990 - 1991)
  • Iowa Bar Association Legislative Committee (1989 - 1990)
  • Iowa Bar Association Litigation Section Council Chair (2008 - 2010)
  • Clay County Bar Association (Secretary/Treasurer 1984-1986)
  • Iowa Defense Counsel - Board of Directors (1998 -present)
  • American Agricultural Law Association (1982 - 1985)
  • Clay County Judicial Magistrate Appointing Commission (1985 - 1986)
  • Supreme Court Law Library Advisory Committee (1986 - 1988)
  • Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education (1986 - 1995)(chair 1990 - 1995)
  • Supreme Court Sesquicentennial Celebration Committee (1988)
  • Member, District 2B Judicial Nominating Commission (1991 - 1996)
  • Marshall County Bar Association (1986-forward)

Community & Civic Activities

  • First Congregational Church (Youth Leader 1984 - 1985) (Board of Benevolence - 1985 - 1986)
  • American Association of University Women (Vice President 1983 - 1986) (State Task Force-Women's Work/
  • Women's Worth 1985 - 1986)
  • PEO (1983)
  • Spencer Police and Firemen Retirement Board (1983 -1986)
  • Clay County Republican Central Committee Member (1983 -1986)
  • American Heart Association Board Member (1983 - 1986)
  • Sunshine Center Board Member (1984 - 1986)
  • Member of Congressman Bedell's Academy Nominations Recommendation Committee (1985 - 1986)
  • Upper Des Moines Opportunity Head Start Health Advisory Board (1986)
  • Red Cross Board Member (1983 - 1985)
  • Women's Week Celebration Advisory Committee 1986
  • Taught Spencer Junior High Moot Court 1986
  • Taught for Iowa Lakes Community College Night Classes (1983 - 1985)
  • Iowa River Hospice Board Member (1987 - 1993), Chairperson for Program Advisory Committee (1989), Vice President (1990),
  • President (1991 - 1993)
  • Project KIDS Committee Member Marshalltown Schools (1989 and 1996)
  • Marshall County Day Care - Board member (1990)
  • Area Council on Child Abuse and Neglect - Board Member (1987 - 1992) , President (1991 - 1992), Board Member (1994 - 1997)
  • Secretary (1994 -1997)
  • Iowa Chapter of the NCPCA Award for Outstanding Contributions to Child Abuse Prevention in Iowa (1992)
  • Governor's Volunteer Award (1993 and 1996)
  • Family Futures Co-Chairperson (1992)
  • United Way Co-Chairperson - Professional Fundraising (1993)
  • Chair, Citizens for DeTaeye Political Campaign (1994)
  • Iowa State Legislative Task Force - Child Protection (1994)
  • Marshalltown Mock Trial Instructor (High school 1992 - 1997)(Middle school 1996 - 2002)
  • City of Marshalltown, Planning and Zoning Committee (1993 - present)
  • Marshall County Children in the Middle Program (1995)
  • Marshalltown Schools Facilities Study Committee, Chair (1996 - 1997)
  • Co-Organizer for Marshalltown "Big Bridge Brush-up" Recruiting over 800 volunteers to paint the viaduct. (1997)
  • Chair, Marshall County for Mike Mahaffey for U.S. Congress (1996)
  • Vice President, Hughes Grove Neighborhood Association
  • MASC Soccer Coach and Building Fundraiser Chairman (1995 - 2001)
  • Chamber of Commerce - Housing Committee
  • Board Member, Mediation and Community Services, (1997 - 2000)
  • City of Marshalltown, Chamber of Commerce (1999- present)
  • SATUCI, Board Member and Chair (1988-current)

Articles & Publications

  • 1997 Magistrates Conference, Presenter, Standard for Professional Conduct: A Bench-Bar Panel on Ethics

Presentations

  • Speaker: 1998 Bench Bar Conference
  • Speaker: 1998 Bar Association Annual Meeting
  • Speaker: 1998 Iowa Defense Counsel Annual Meeting
  • Speaker: 1998 Bar Association Traveling Seminar
  • Member (1999), School Facilities Committee, Chair (1997)
  • Speaker. 2001 Academy of Trial Lawyers Meeting.
  • Speaker 2001 Bar Association Bridge the Gap Seminar.
  • Speaker. 2001 Bar Association Annual Meeting.
  • Speaker. 2001 Bar Association Summer Seminar.
  • Speaker, 2002 Academy of Trial Lawyers Meeting.
  • Speaker, 2002 Defense Counsel Mini-Seminar.
  • Speaker, Women in the Law Conference (University of Iowa) (2004)
  • Speaker, Grinnell Mutual Underwriting Seminar (2004)

Admitted to Practice (State):

  • Iowa 1982

Admitted to Practice (Federal):

  • Southern District of Iowa, 1986, 2006

Education:

  • Iowa State University (B.S., with distinction, 1978)
    • Double B.S. Degrees in Psychology and Child Development
    • Graduated with Distinction, May and August of 1978
    • Honors: Alpha Lambda Delta
    • Kappa Delta Pi
    • Lampos
    • Psi Chi
    • ISU Honors Program-Seminar Instructor and College of Home Economics Representative
    • Extracurricular Activities:
    • ISU Student Ambassador
    • Homecoming Central Committee-Alumni Relations Chair
    • College of Home Economics Faculty Advisory Committee
    • Student Teaching Abroad-England
    • ISU Wrestling Cheerleader
    • Pi Kappa Alpha Little Sister
    • Counseling Psychology Research Assistant
    • Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority-First Vice President,
    • Treasurer, Outstanding Officer, Dallas Alumni
    • Scholarship Recipient
  • University of Iowa (J.D., 1982)
    • Member of the IOWA LAW REVIEW
    • Published: Note, The Iowa Livestock Warranty Exemption: Illusory Protection for the Buyer (Oct. 1981)
    • Member of Law School Programming Committee
    • Member of Law School Student Recruitment and Academic Support Committee
    • Member of University Council on Teaching Committee
    • Supreme Court Day Escort for 2 years
    • Student member of the American Agricultural Law Association - 1st student speaker at the First Annual Conference and student representative on the Planning Committee