Centerville / Ottumwa / Bloomfield

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Joe Goedken

Joe Goedken

Joe Goedken

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About

Joe is a trial attorney serving Iowans since 2005, primarily in Family Law and Criminal Defense matters.  Joe has been instrumental in Iowa’s Drug Court and Mental Health Court programs, as defense counsel for both programs in the 8th Judicial District, helping divert clients with drug addiction and mental health issues from prison.  Joe served as the President of the Young Lawyer Division of the Iowa Bar and is President of the Indian Hills Community College Foundation.

Biography

Admitted:  Iowa, 2005

Education:

Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa ~ B.A., Psychology (Honors), Business minor, cum laude, 2002

Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa ~ J.D., 2005

Professional Activities & Affiliations:
State of Iowa – Adult Drug Court Performance Standards Steering Committee (2015-2016)
Iowa Supreme Court – Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure (2016)
Iowa State Bar Association – Board of Governors – Administrative Committee (2015-2016)
Iowa State Bar Association – Board of Governors – Voting Delegate (2013-2016)
Iowa State Bar Association – Young Lawyer Division – Award of Merit Committee (2016)
Iowa State Bar Association – Young Lawyer Division – President (2015-2016)
Iowa State Bar Association – Young Lawyer Division – President-Elect (2014-2015)
Iowa State Bar Association – Long Range Planning – Chair (2014-2015)
American Bar Association – Young Lawyer Division – Iowa Delegate (2013-2016)
Iowa State Bar Association – Ad Hoc Disciplinary Opinion Committee (2012-2015)
Iowa State Bar Association – Young Lawyer Division – Secretary (2013-2014)
Iowa High School & Middle School Mock Trial – Judge (2011 – present)
Appanoose County Bar Association – President (2010-2014)
Iowa State Bar Association – Young Lawyer Division – District Representative (2011-2013)
Wapello County Bar Association – Member (2005 – present)
Appanoose County Bar Association – Member (2005 – present)
Iowa State Bar Association – Member (2005 – present)
American Bar Association – Member (2005 – present)

Born: Ottumwa, Iowa – 1979

Community Involvement:

Indian Hills Community College Foundation – President (2016 – present)

Indian Hills Community College Foundation – President-Elect (2014 – 2016)

Indian Hills Community College Foundation – Board of Directors (2012 – present)

Indian Hills Community College Foundation – Investment Committee (2012 – present)

Indian Hills Community College Foundation – Planned Giving Committee (2012 – present)

YMCA Youth Basketball Coach & Ottumwa Youth Softball Coach (2014-2016)

Ottumwa School District – Community Advisory Committee (2011-2014)

Ottumwa Youth Football League – Committee Member and Coach (2007-2014)

Ottumwa Progress Incorporated – Board of Directors (2010-2013)

Wapello County Trail System – Fundraising Campaign (2012)

Appanoose County Economic Development Committee (2006-2007)

Iowa State Bar Association – American Citizenship Award Presenter (2006-2009)

Centerville Youth Football League – Coach (2005-2006)

 

Presentations:

“State of Iowa – Bar Admission Ceremony” –  Remarks at  the 127th and 128th Iowa Bar Admission Ceremonies (September, 2015 & April, 2016 – Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines, Iowa)

Status of Iowa Adult Criminal Drug Courts” – Governor Branstad’s Working Group on Justice Policy Reform (September, 2015 – Iowa State Capital, Des Moines, Iowa)

Words of Wisdom – Advice from Beyond the Practice of Law” – Eighth Judicial District Bench-Bar Conference (October, 2015 – Fairfield, Iowa)

Collegiality & Mentoring in the Practice of Law” – Eighth Judicial District Bench-Bar Conference (October, 2008 – Fairfield, Iowa)