Douglas L. Tindal

Doug was born in 1945 in Estherville, Iowa. He has lived in Washington, Iowa, for most of his life. He graduated from Washington High School in 1963. Doug attended the University of Iowa, where he received his BA in Sociology in 1967. After completing his first year of Law School at the University of Iowa, he joined the U.S. Navy in 1968, serving 4 years, including duties on the guided missile cruiser, USS Columbus. Doug then returned to complete his legal education at the University of Iowa, graduating in 1974.

Doug has lived in Washington County since graduating from law school. Doug joined the firm of Stewart and Shearer in Washington, becoming a partner in 1978. He has held memberships in the American Bar Assn, the American Trial Lawyers Assn., the Iowa Bar Assn, the Washington County Bar Assn, and the Iowa Trial Lawyers Assn.

Doug is a member of the Washington Airport Commission, and serves in various roles in Civil Air Patrol (civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force) with the rank of LtC. His hobbies include flying, photography, reading and writing poetry.

Areas of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Agriculture Law
  • Aviation
  • Child Support
  • Criminal Law
  • Custody - Visitation
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Litigation
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Nursing Home
  • Personal Injury - Plaintiff
  • Probate - Estate Administration
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Workers' Compensation

Bar Admissions: Iowa, 1974

University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa, 1974 J.D.
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1967 B.A. Major: Sociology

Representative Cases:
State v. Montgomery, 669 N.W.2d 261 (Iowa Court of Appeals 2003)
In re Marriage of Sojka, 611 N.W.2d 503 (Iowa Supreme Court 2000)
In re Matter of Sheets Estate, 331 N.W.2d 127 (Iowa Supreme Court 1983)
State ex rel. Buechler v. Vinsand, 318 N.W.2d 208 (Iowa 1982)
State v. Kukowski, 704 N.W.2d 687 (Iowa 2005)

Representative Clients: Federation Bank, Washington, Iowa

References: Federation Bank, Washington, Iowa

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association, 1968 - 1972 - Member
American Trial Lawyers Association, 1991 - Present Member
Iowa Bar Association - Member
Washington County Bar Association - Member
Iowa Trial Lawyers Association - Member
Washington Airport Commission - Member

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