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Sonci Kingery

Sonci KingerySonci Kingery
Agriculture Law
skingery@mcenroelaw.com

Phone: (515) 267-9000

Fax: (515) 267-8100

 

Sonci Kingery is originally from Traer, IA. She attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and graduated from Drake University Law School in 2012. Ms. Kingery has worked with immigration clients who were seeking U-VISA and VAWA remedies as victims of violent crimes. Most of these clients had experienced interpersonal violence in both their home country and in the United States. Ms. Kingery also has handled cases in the areas of child custody, child support, dissolution of marriage, guardianships, and landlord/tenant disputes. Ms. Kingery gained her first trial experience, and win, before she even graduated law school while she was with the General Civil clinic. She also participated in a prosecutor internship in Bremer County. During that internship Ms. Kingery handled numerous cases including speeding tickets, OWIs, animal neglect, and assault.

 

 Ms. Kingery served on the Drake Journal of Agriculture Law. Her article entitled “The Agricultural Iron Curtain: Ag Gag Legislation and the Threat to Free Speech, Food Safety, and Animal Welfare” was one of a handful of student-written works chosen for publication. Her article can be found in the Fall 2012 publication of the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law. Ms. Kingery argued that so-called “ag gag” laws, which sought to make undercover videotaping and photography on agricultural facilities a crime, was a violation of the First Amendment.

 

 Ms. Kingery operated her own solo law firm before coming to McEnroe, Gotsdiner, Brewer, Steinbach & Rothman. During her time as a solo practitioner she handled court-appointed cases in the areas of criminal and juvenile law. Ms. Kingery represented clients in a variety of cases including OWI, burglary, possession of a controlled substance, and assault.


Recent News

1-10-19: Daniel Rothman’s client was alleged to have committed several charges for dealing drugs. After working on the case for several months, the client’s case was dismissed even though a co-defendant was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

 

12-11-18: A Dallas County Judge ruled that the motion to suppress evidence argued by Daniel Rothman was correct. The Judge held that the officer violated the Defendant’s rights under Iowa Code section 321J.11 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.

 

12-7-18: An administrative law judge held that the Daniel Rothman’s client had his rights, under Iowa Code Section 804.20, violated and ordered the IDOT to reinstate the client’s driving privileges.

 

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.

 

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