O'Connor & Thomas, P.C.
A. John Arenz
Shareholder
 
Phone:

(563) 557-8400

John Arenz was born in Dubuque, Iowa. John graduated magna cum laude from Marquette University in 1975, where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He obtained his law degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University in 1978. While at Georgetown, John was a member of the Student Editorial Board of The Tax Lawyer. He returned to Dubuque after law school and was admitted to the Iowa Bar in 1978, joining our firm that same year. He was later admitted to the Wisconsin Bar in 1985. John is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, the Western District of Wisconsin, and the United States Supreme Court. He is currently a member of the American, Iowa State, and Dubuque County Bar Associations, as well as the State Bar of Wisconsin. John is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Iowa Defense Counsel Association and the International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association.  He is also an associate member of the American Association for Justice and the Iowa Association for Justice. John is certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. His general practice includes personal injury, insurance defense, workers compensation, trial law and litigation.


Certifications/Specialties

Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy


Professional Associations & Memberships

Defense Research Institute, Inc.
Member
    
Iowa Defense Counsel Association
Member
    
The International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association
Member
    
Iowa State Bar Association
Member
    
Iowa State Bar Association, Litigation Section
Member
    
American Bar Association
Member
    
American Bar Association, Litigation Section
Member
    
State Bar of Wisconsin
Member
    
State Bar of Wisconsin, Litigation Section
Member
    
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Associate Member
    
Association of Trial Lawyers of Iowa
Associate Member
    
American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice
Member
    
Iowa Trial Lawyers Association
Associate Member
    
Iowa State Grievance Commission
Division Member
    
Iowa Title Guaranty Association
    
Dubuque County Bar Association
Member
    
The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, February 1, 2011 - Present
Member


Practices

Trial Law, Personal Injury, Litigation, Workers' Compensation, Insurance

Education

Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia, 1978
J.D.
Honors: cum laude
Law Review: Student Editorial Board, The Tax Lawyer, 1977 - 1978

Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1975
A.B.
Honors: magna cum laude
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa


Bar Admissions

Iowa, 1978
Wisconsin, 1985
U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa
U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa
U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. Supreme Court