David Roston established his law practice in
Iowa City to assist families and children needing special education services. As
a member of the Council of Parents, Attorneys, and Advocates he has secured
training in the area of special education law.
Mr. Roston practiced law in
Chicago for thirty-three years prior to relocating to
Iowa City. For twenty years he was a partner in the international law firm of Altheimer
& Gray concentrating his practice in business litigation. During that
time he successfully litigated matters involving a wide range of business
problems including the successful resolution of lawsuits including
price fixing in the industrial gas, vinegar and pharmaceutical industries
defense of price discrimination claim in the sale of an industrial product
representation of shareholders in reorganizations of private and publicly
fraudulent procurement of workers’ compensation coverage
sale and leaseback of an office building
unauthorized contract to sell a major shopping center
- breach of contract to customize computer software
Mr. Roston also spent several years in representing employers in connection
with ERISA and other employee benefit matters and representing the manager
of institutional real estate investments in connection with the management
of the investors’ real estate assets.
During his career Mr. Roston came to understand the importance of focusing
on the essentials of his clients legal concerns. That focus enabled him
to develop the expertise in unfamiliar substantive areas necessary to
provide appropriate advice and advocacy. Mr. Roston’s decision to
assist families navigating through the special education system is founded
on his long experience in representing clients with diverse problems.
He understands the needs of children from his experience with his autistic
grandson and his experience as a high school teacher with special needs students.
Mr. Roston is licensed to practice law in the state of Iowa. In addition
he has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court,
the United States Courts of Appeal for the Third and Seventh Circuits,
and the United States Tax Court. He has represented clients in the United
States District Courts in Arizona, Michigan, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New
Jersey, Wisconsin, and Utah. He has represented clients in the courts
of Illinois at all levels, trial court in Iowa and in Missouri at both
the trial and appellate level.
Brandeis University, B.A. cum laude 1964
Harvard University, J.D. cum laude 1967
Northwestern University, M.S.Ed 2001
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