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James S. Sheets completed his undergraduate and law degree at the University of Iowa. During law school, he interned with the U.S. District Court for Southern Iowa, and upon graduation, completed a clerkship at the District Court in Maryland. He then worked for several years in the areas of corporate, administrative law, and health care in Bethesda, Maryland. Thereafter he returned to Iowa working as an attorney for a Des Moines based Fortune 500 Company.
He has a background in general practice with a focus in business and company law, immigration, real estate, and state and federal administrative law, including professional licensure (medical, legal, pharmaceutical, etc) and administrative licensure (liquor, transportation etc). He has taught at the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business as well as other business schools in the areas of company and contract law and has a further background in educational law and nonprofits.
In his immigration work, Sheets has worked overseas in Bosnia, the Middle East, and China and has subsequently developed cultural ties with these communities in Iowa and elsewhere.
He is admitted before the Courts of Iowa and the District of Columbia and the US District Court for Southern Iowa. He is a member of the Polk County Bar Association, the Iowa Bar Association, and the American Bar Association, and serves as Chair of the Iowa State Bar Association International Law Committee.