Our Attorneys

Many of our attorneys are recognized throughout the state and nationally for their professional knowledge and contributions.  Please click on the links below to visit individual profiles.

John T. Ward

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Sullivan & Ward, P.C.

Mr. Ward is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Sullivan & Ward Professional Corporation. He graduated from Drake University Law School in 1964 and has been with the firm since graduation.

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Louis R. Hockenberg

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Sullivan & Ward, P.C.

Mr. Hockenberg was born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1948 and graduated from the University of Iowa in 1970 and Drake University Law School in 1973.

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Robert M. Holliday

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Sullivan & Ward, P.C.

Mr. Holliday joined the firm in 1970 after serving as the Law Clerk to Justice Bruce M. Snell of the Iowa Supreme Court.

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Mark Landa

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Sullivan & Ward, P.C.

Mr. Landa graduated from Drake University Law School in 1980. Mr. Landa practices primarily in the areas of environmental and worker safety law.

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Dennis L. Puckett

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Sullivan & Ward, P.C.

Mr. Puckett serves as an officer and Director of the Sullivan & Ward Professional Corporation. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Kansas in 1988 and graduated from Drake University Law School in 1991 with honors.

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Samantha J. Gronewald

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Sullivan & Ward, P.C.

Ms. Gronewald was born in Des Moines, Iowa.  She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa in 2000 and graduated from Drake University Law School in 2003.

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Kyle Kruidenier

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Sullivan & Ward, P.C.

Kyle Kruidenier joined the firm in 2004. He is a transactional attorney, primarily practicing in the areas of business, public utility, commercial and residential real estate, debtor/creditor, landlord/tenant, intellectual property and estate planning.

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Michael J. Green

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Sullivan & Ward, P.C.

Mr. Green was born in Cascade, Iowa March 14, 1948; Graduated from Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa in 1970; Graduated from Drake University Law School in 1975; Admitted to the Iowa Bar Association June 17, 1976.

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David J. Hellstern

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Sullivan & Ward, P.C.

Mr. Hellstern was born and raised on a farm outside Mechanicsville, Iowa. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Iowa in 2000 and his Juris Doctorate from Drake University Law School in 2004.

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L. Chris Knauf

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Sullivan & Ward, P.C.

Mr. Knauf was born in Omaha, NE on August 15, 1976, and graduated from Creighton University with a BSBA in Marketing in 1998 and the Creighton School of Law in 2001.

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Amanda James

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Sullivan & Ward, P.C.

Ms. James serves as an Associate Attorney of the Sullivan & Ward Professional Corporation.  She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Grinnell College in 2003 and graduated from Drake University Law School in 2008 with a Certificate in Litigation and Conflict Resolution and a Certificate in Constitutional Law.

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