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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

1-11-18: Daniel Rothman represented a client charged with 2 counts of Child Endangerment in Polk County. After fighting the case for several months, the state finally dismissed all criminal charges and the court costs were even assessed to the state by the court, instead of to the client.

 

11-1-17: Daniel Rothman was able to successfully represent a Story county client who had been charged with an OWI. After filing a motion to suppress evidence the state dismissed the OWI charge completely.

 

10-27-17: A client represented by Daniel Rothman was charged with Domestic Assault Causing Injury in Polk County. After a lengthy fight, including collecting witnesses who could show the alleged victim lied under oath in a related civil hearing, the state agreed to dismiss all criminal charges.

 

10-17-17: Daniel Rothman argued a motion to suppress alleging that the officer violated Iowa Code Section 321J.5 by illegally detaining the client without reasonable cause and making them take a PBT test. The Court agreed and granted the motion to suppress. The OWI case will be dismissed and the DOT must reinstate the client’s driving privileges and take the OWI off their record.

 

10-4-17: An administrative law judge agreed with Daniel Rothman’s argument that an officer had denied the client his full and timely phone call rights as required by Iowa Code Section 804.20. The Judge ordered the DOT to reinstate the driving privileges of the client and remove the OWI from the client’s DOT record.

 

6-22-17: Bill Brewer acquired a $100,000 settlement for his client who suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident in Dallas County.

 

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