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

John T. Ward

Shareholder
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

Louis R. Hockenberg

Shareholder
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

Robert M. Holliday

 Of Counsel
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

Mark Landa

Shareholder
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

Dennis L. Puckett

Shareholder
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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Kyle Kruidenier

Kyle Kruidenier

Shareholder
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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David J. Hellstern

David J. Hellstern

Shareholder
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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Amanda James

Amanda James

Shareholder
Sullivan & Ward, P.C.

Ms. James serves as a Shareholder 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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Justice Michael J. Streit

Michael J. Streit

Of Counsel
Sullivan & Ward, P.C.

Honorable Michael J. Streit has joined Sullivan & Ward, P.C. after serving for over 27 years on the bench in Iowa District Court, the Iowa Court of Appeals and the Iowa Supreme Court. Former Justice Streit will dedicate his full time practice to mediation, arbitration, litigation, ethics, contracts, fair courts, and judicial independence.

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Justice Michael J. Streit

Joseph G. Bertroche, Jr

Attorney
Sullivan & Ward, P.C.

Mr. Bertroche was born in Ottumwa, Iowa and raised in the Des Moines area. He graduated from Luther College with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Political Science in 1979 and from Drake University Law School in 1982.

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