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John Ward Announces His Retirement After 56 Years

John Ward, President and managing partner of Sullivan & Ward, P.C., has announced his retirement effective August 1, 2020. John has served for 56 years at the firm, providing legal counsel to electric cooperatives throughout the country.   He helped guide them through periods of great growth, and periods of turbulence, always with the goal of [...]

By |2020-08-28T16:49:55+00:00August 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Mark Landa receives The Best Lawyers in America® for Environmental Law

Congratulations to Mark Landa for receiving The Best Lawyers in America® for his work in Environmental Law. Best Lawyers is the most respected peer review publication in the legal profession. Mark has received this recognition for his exceptional work in Environmental Law each year since 2005. It is an honor to have him on our [...]

By |2019-10-21T18:48:05+00:00August 20th, 2019|Environmental Law, Sullivan & Ward Spotlight, Uncategorized|

Sullivan & Ward Attorney Selected for Leadership Program

Amanda James, Associate at Sullivan & Ward, P.C. has been selected to participate in the West Des Moines Leadership Institute (“WDMLI”) 2016-2017 Class. The selection process is competitive for each of the 35-40 seats available each year.  Members of the program are a cross-section of professional, business, government, education, religious, civic and non-profit leaders.  Over [...]

By |2018-05-09T20:05:00+00:00August 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Mark Landa Again Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Mark Landa has been chosen to be recognized in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for his high caliber work in the practice area of Environmental Law.  Mr. Landa has received this recognition by his peers each year since 2005.  Best Lawyers is based on a national survey involving more than 7.3 [...]

By |2018-05-09T19:48:28+00:00August 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Des Moines Schools: Facebook Sleuths?

The Des Moines School Board voted 6-0 on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 to approve a tougher student conduct policy related to illegal activities and behavior.  The policy will go into effect in the Fall of 2009, and will apply to students year-round.  Opponents of the new changes have focused their attention on a particular part of the [...]

By |2019-10-21T18:48:15+00:00May 21st, 2009|Uncategorized|

Laughter May Still be the Best Medicine

The other day I had the opportunity to hear Gavin Jerome, the Morale Mechanic speak. The invitation stated Gavin's mission is "to change the workplace one laugh at a time, not just by getting laughs, but by teaching people how to create and share humor with others." I like a good joke so I thought I would [...]

By |2019-10-21T18:48:16+00:00August 13th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Bicyclers Beware

According to an article in the Des Moines Register the Iowa State Association of Counties has proposed legislation insulating “counties and cities from liability for injuries or damages resulting from bike accidents on their roads unless it is shown that government officials were notified of a road deficiency before an accident and that road crews [...]

By |2019-10-21T18:48:17+00:00February 12th, 2008|Uncategorized|
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