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Case No. 19-1223

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Gregory R. Swecker and Beverly F. Swecker
v.
Lamson, Dugan & Murray, LLP and Sean Minahan

Appellant

Gregory R. Swecker and Beverly F. Swecker

Appellee

Lamson, Dugan & Murray, LLP and Sean Minahan

Attorneys for Appellant

Gregory R. Swecker and Beverly F. Swecker, self-represented

Attorneys for Appellee

Frederick T. Harris and Jeffrey R. Kappelman

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-1223
Date Published:
Jul 22, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Greene County, Gina C. Badding, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., May, J., and Gamble, S.J.  Opinion by Tabor, P.J.  (5 pages)

            Self-represented litigants Gregory and Beverly Swecker failed to line up an expert witness for their legal malpractice action.  They contend that any lay person would recognize their attorney’s performance as a breach of contract and attorney malpractice.  On that basis, the district court granted summary judgment to the lawyer and law firm they were suing.  OPINION HOLDS: Because we do not find the Sweckers’ case an exceptional case and we find the district court’s ruling is thorough and approve of its reasoning, we affirm by memorandum opinion.

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