Bradshaw Law

John C. Cortesio Jr.

Of Counsel
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Phone:
515-246-5831
Fax:
515-246-5808
Assistant:
Michelle Trevisan
Phone:
515-246-5863

State Bar Admissions

Iowa, 1962

Federal Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa 
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
U.S. Court of Military Appeals
U.S. Supreme Court

    

Background

Following three years of military service in the Army J.A.G. Corps, John came to the Bradshaw Law Firm in 1965. He is a former chair of the Section Council of The Iowa State Bar Association's Trade Regulation Section and was the chair of its predecessor Trade Regulation Committee for the first six years following its inception. In 2006, John was the recipient of the President's Award of The Iowa State Bar Association in recognition of his service to the legal profession and the citizens of Iowa. John's practice with the firm spanned 42 years prior to his becoming Of Counsel to the firm in 2007. In that capacity, he continues to provide legal service on behalf of the firm.

Education

University of Notre Dame (B.A., cum laude, 1959)

The University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., with high distinction, 1962)

  • Note Editor, Iowa Law Review, 1961-1962
  • Member, Board of Editors, Federal Bar Journal, 1964
  • Order of the Coif

Leadership Positions

Grievance Commission of the Iowa Supreme Court

  • Member, 1980-1981

Iowa State Bar Association Trade Regulation Committee, past member

  • Chairman, 1981-1987

Polk County Bar Association Board of Directors

  • Member, 1991-1995

Iowa State Bar Association Board of Governors

  • Member, 1991-1995

Iowa State Bar Association Trade Regulation Section Council

  • Member, 1991-1992, 1997-1999, and 2018-
  • Chairman, 1997-1999

Bishop Drumm Foundation Board of Directors, past member

  • Chairman, 1984-1985

Des Moines Symphony Association Board of Directors, past member

  • President, 1989-1990

Des Moines Symphony Foundation Board of Directors, past member

  • President, 1992-1993

Rotary Club of Des Moines Board of Directors, past member

  • President, 1994-1995

Bishop Drumm Retirement Center Board of Directors, past member

  • Chairman, 2000-2001

Professional Memberships and Admissions

American Bar Association
Iowa State Bar Association
Iowa State Bar Foundation (Life Fellow)
Polk County Bar Association

News

August 15, 2018 - The Best Lawyers in America® 2019

August 15, 2017 - The Best Lawyers in America® 2018

September 15, 2015 - 2015 Great Plains Super Lawyers List

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