Ottumwa Lawyer Joe GoedkenPractice Areas:

Personal Injury;   Wrongful Death;   Divorce, Custody, Paternity & Child Support;   Criminal Defense;   Drugs and Narcotics;   Driving While Intoxicated (OWI);   Real Estate;   Estate Planning.

Drug Court Defense Counsel – (2007-present) Eighth Judicial District (8A) – Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa
           Prison Diversion Judicial & Correctional Program for persons with severe substance abuse issues (Post-Disposition).

Mental Health Court Defense Counsel – (2014-present) Eighth Judicial District (8A) – Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa 
           Prison Diversion Judicial & Correctional Program for persons with severe mental health issues (Post-Disposition).

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)

 

Attorney Joe Goedken

Joe Goedken receives the gavel as the next Iowa State Bar Association Young Lawyer Division President, Des Moines, Iowa – July 2015.

Born: Ottumwa, Iowa – December 28, 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)