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Daniel J. Rothman

Dan RothmanDaniel J. Rothman
Criminal Defense Law
drothman@mcenroelaw.com

Phone: (515) 267-9000

Fax: (515) 267-8100

 

Daniel J. Rothman has been practicing criminal law since his admission to the bar in 2002. He is a former prosecutor of 7 years having worked in the Story County Attorneys’ office and as the senior member of the OWI Division of the Polk County Attorney’s Office until March of 2009. During his time as an OWI prosecutor, Mr. Rothman was an instructor for the Prosecutors Training Council’s Annual Officer’s training school on OWI law and a presenter for the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force’s annual training regarding OWI law. Mr. Rothman was invited to teach other attorneys in Des Moines how to handle OWI cases in 2011 by the Law Review CLE Group. He prosecuted many types of cases from OWI cases to major felony cases including burglary, sex assault, narcotic offenses, and white collar crimes.  He also is a graduate of the Trial Advocacy program at the National District Attorney’s Association’s National Advocacy Center at the University of South Carolina.

 

As a defense attorney Mr. Rothman has represented clients in a wide variety of cases from petty crimes to murder.  He has also taken his clients arguments to the Iowa Supreme Court and Court of Appeals where he obtained victories for his clients on such issues as illegal searches for narcotics and violations of client’s rights to attorney consultation.   

 

He received his law Degree and his Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric from Drake University. While at Drake Law School Mr. Rothman excelled in mock trial, where he defeated Harvard Law School to win the ATLA North Eastern Regional mock trial tournament in Boston Massachusetts. He currently practices law in Iowa District and Appellate Courts statewide. Mr. Rothman represents clients against charges in Des Moines as well as throughout Iowa. You can learn more about Daniel’s OWI / DUI services by visiting his dui specific website at www.mgbsowi.com. Daniel also proudly serves his community as a board member for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Iowa.

 

Practicing In:

Criminal Law

  • OWI / DUI
  • Traffic tickets & Driver's License sanction Matters
  • Narcotics: Delivery or Possession
  • Assault
  • Theft / Forgery
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Sexual Assault
  • Arson
  • Vice
  • Public Intoxication
  • Any criminal charge

Juvenile Law

  • Juvenile Court Criminal Charges
  • Child in Need of Assistance Actions
  • Parental Rights Termination
  • Adoptions
  • Sealing of Juvenile Court Records

Representative Cases

  • State v. Walker, 804 N.W.2d 284 (Iowa Supreme Court, 2011)
  • State v. Keller, 760 N.W.2d 451 (Iowa Supreme Court, 2009)
  • State v. Hutton, 796 N.W.2d 898 (Iowa Supreme Court, 2011)

Past Employment

  • Assistant Polk County Attorney – OWI Division 2007-09
  • Assistant Story County Attorney – General Criminal 2002-07

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa State Bar 2002
  • U.S. Southern District of Iowa

The National Trial Lawyers

Recent News

10-18-18: Daniel Rothman showed the state prosecutor that the client’s charges had no merit. The prosecutor indicated to the court that the case must be dismissed. The client’s driving privileges will also be restored and the fact that the client was even charged with the OWI will be expunged from the public record.

 

10-10-18: Daniel Rothman’s client was charged with domestic assault causing injury. After finding key material on the police videos that was inappropriately omitted from the police reports, the prosecutor dismissed all charges with court costs assessed to the State of Iowa.

 

8-6-18: Daniel Rothman showed that an investigating officer had not spoken to numerous witnesses on an alleged Felony assault causing serious injury. After contacting other witnesses, recorded statements were given by the defense to the state. Instead of a likely win at trial, the client decided to take an offer from the state to plead to 2 simple misdemeanors and get a deferred judgment. This will lead to the whole case being expunged instead of the possible five year prison sentence the client was facing.

 

7-27-18: Daniel Rothman argued a motion to suppress alleging that the officer had no reasonable grounds to detain a driver for field sobriety tests. The Court agreed and granted the motion to suppress. The OWI charge as well as the child endangerment charges must be dismissed due to the Court’s ruling. The DOT must reinstate the client’s driving privileges and take the OWI off their driving record.

 

6-7-18: Daniel Rothman’s client was alleged to have committed more than 15 felony level burglaries. After dealing with the case for several months, the client was able to avoid convictions of any kind.

 

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