Attorney Profiles

Calvin R. Anderson
John S. Anderson
Stephen J. Belay
Jana Evelsizer Olson
Daniel J. Fretheim
Barrett M. Gipp
Andrew F. Van Der Maaten
Lee E. Wilmarth
Richard D. Zahasky


Calvin R. Anderson

Of Counsel

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate Law

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1969
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit

Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    • J.D. - 1969
  • Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
    • B.S. - 1963
    • Minor: Ag Business

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Winneshiek County, President, 1972 - 1973
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Winneshiek County, Attorney, 1972 - 1978

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta

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John S. Anderson

Areas of Practice

  • General Practice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Real Estate Transactions and Law

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2005
  • Minnesota, 2012
  • Iowa, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Public Interest Law Reporter, Production Editor and Staff Writer, 2003 - 2005
  • Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota
    • B.A. - 1998

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Winneshiek County Bar Association, President, 2015
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Army Reserve, Judge Advocate, 2007 - 2013
  • United States Army Reserve, Military Police, 2003 - 2007

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Stephen J. Belay

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Mediation
  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1985

Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    • J.D. - 1983
  • University of Iowa
    • B.A. - 1980

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2009 - 2014
  • Iowa State Bar Association Family Law Section , Section Council, 1996 - 1999
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Section Chair, 2007 - 2008
  • Iowa Association of Mediators, Board of Directors, 2012 - 2017
  • Winneshiek County, Assistant County Attorney, 1995 - Present


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Jana Evelsizer Olson

Areas of Practice

  • General Practice, including but not limited to:
  • Tax and Tax Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 2016
  • Colorado, 2003

Education

  • Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon
    • J.D. - 2003
  • Luther College
    • B.A. - 1998

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Minoru Yasui Inn of Court

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Daniel J. Fretheim

Admitted to bar: 1995, Iowa. Education: University of Northern Iowa, B.A., 1990; Drake University, J.D. with honors, 1994. Area of Practice: Taxation Law. Member: American Bar Association (Taxation Section); Iowa State Bar Association (Taxation Section, Tax Section Council 2001 - 2004, Section Chair 2003 - 2004); Winneshiek County Bar Associations (President 2008 - 2010).

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1995

Education

  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
    • J.D. - 1994
    • With Honors
  • University of Northern Iowa
    • B.A. - 1990

Representative Cases

  • Tim O'Neill Chevrolet v. Forristall, 551 N.W. 2d 611 (Iowa Supreme Ct. 1996)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Young Lawyers' Division, Member
  • Winneshiek County Bar Association, President, 2008 - 2010

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Barrett M. Gipp

Areas of Practice

  • General Practice including but not limited to:
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Family Law
  • Landlord/Tenant

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 2009

Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    • J.D. - 2007
  • Luther College, Decorah, Iowa
    • B.A. - 2002

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Winneshiek County, Assistant County Attorney, 2011 - Present
  • Winneshiek County Bar Association, President, 2014
  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa Bar Association
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association, Member, 2012 - Present


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Andrew F. Van Der Maaten

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation & Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1985

Education

  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
    • J.D. - 1985
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Law Review: Drake University Law Review, Notes Editor, 1984 - 1985
  • Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa
    • B.A. cum laude - 1982

Published Works

  • Note Drake Law Review Vol. 33, P. 391, 1983
  • Case Note Drake Law Review Vol. 33, P. 177, 1983

Representative Clients

  • Farm Bureau Insurance, West Des Moines, Iowa
  • Decorah Bank & Trust Company, 202 East Water St., Decorah, Iowa
  • Waukon State Bank, 22 West Main St., Waukon, Iowa

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Winneshiek County Bar Association, President, 1988 - 1989
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa County Attorneys Association
  • Winneshiek County, Attorney, 1995 - Present
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association, Board Member, 2011 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Winneshiek County, Judicial Hospitalization Referee, 1988 - 1994
  • Winneshiek County, Assistant County Attorney , 1985 - 1987


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Lee E. Wilmarth

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1980
  • Minnesota, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa
  • U.S. Tax Court

Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    • J.D. - 1980
    • Honors: High Distinction
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
    • B.B.A. - 1977

Published Works

  • Iowa State Bar Association Tax Manual (Co-Author)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Winneshiek County Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Tax Section Council , 1991 - 1994
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Tax Section Council , 1995 - 1998
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Council Chairperson, 1996 - 1997
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Winneshiek County, Assistant County Attorney , 1995 - Present
  • City of Ossian, Iowa, Attorney, 1985 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Winneshiek County, Assistant County Attorney , 1983 - 1987


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Richard D. Zahasky

Of Counsel

Areas of Practice

  • General Practice
  • Municipal Law
  • Labor Negotiation
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
  • Probate and Corporate

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1973
  • Nebraska, 1972

Education

  • Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska
    • J.D. - 1972
  • Loras College
    • B.S. - 1970

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Iowa Municipal Attorneys Association

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Contact

Address : 212 Winnebago Street
Decorah, IA 52101
Phone : (563) 382-2959
Fax : (563) 382-3773
Email : attorneys@andersonlawdecorah.com