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Case No. 20-0187

The Iowa Supreme Court continues to carefully monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, balancing the need to take measures to reduce the spread of the virus with its commitment to conducting business as necessary.  Accordingly, justices and attorneys will conduct November's oral arguments by video conference. As usual, the oral arguments will be live streamed on the Iowa Courts YouTube channel.

Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board
David Ebong Akpan

The respondent contends the Grievance Commission erred in (1) finding respondent violated the Texas Rules of Professional Conduct, and (2) permitting video-testimony by the complaining witness, and (3) failing to make credibility findings regarding the testimony of the complaining witness. The respondent also argues the commission’s recommendation of a sixty-one-day suspension is excessive.


Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board


David Ebong Akpan

Attorneys for Appellees

Tara van Brederode
Wendell J. Harms

Attorneys for Appellants

David L. Brown
Tyler R. Smith

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Sep 16, 2020 1:30 PM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 20, 2020
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