Robert M. Holliday

Robert M. Holliday

Of Counsel
Sullivan & Ward, P.C.

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

Education
Drake University (B.A. Political Science, 1965)
Drake University (J.D., 1968)

Bar Admissions
State of Iowa
U.S. District Courts-Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
U.S. Court of Appeal, Eighth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Tax Court
Admitted pro hac vice in Minnesota State Court

General Practice Areas
Education Law: Mr. Holliday has represented both teachers and school administrators across Iowa.
Alternative Dispute Resolution: Has both mediated and arbitrated  cases in personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, construction law, and family law.
Estate Planning / Probate: Complex and Simple Will Preparation, Trusts,  Probate, and Powers of Attorney.
Business Law:  mergers, acquisitions, contract preparation  and negotiations.

Professional Organizations
Member, Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission
Fellow, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
American Bar Association
Iowa State Bar Association
Polk County Bar Association
C. Edwin Moore Inns of Court

Distinguished Case
In 2008, Mr. Holliday was successful in obtaining a Presidential commutation of a federal prisoner’s life sentence.

Community Involvement & Personal
Officiated football in both the Big-8 and Big-12 collegiate conferences
Board Chair, Iowa Gold Star Military Museum
President, Iowa National Guard Memorial Association
President, National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Iowa Chapter
Married, 3 adult children, 8 grandchildren