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David Burbidge


On why he became a lawyer:

"I've always enjoyed public speaking. Members of my family often identified me as one who helped them settle arguments so I thought this skill could be used in law. My father was an attorney.

I like using my knowledge and experience to help people as they move through important life-changing times. I like to give them the knowledge to make this transition easier and happier for them."

Personal Info

David's interests and hobbies include guitar, biking, tennis, crossword puzzles, and reading.
He lives in Iowa City with his spouse and three children.

David is Highly Rated in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards by his peers in Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Rating.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Visitation
  • Adoption
  • Guardianship
  • Juvenile
  • Paternity
  • Domestic Violence
  • Criminal Defense
  • O.W.I.
  • Possession of Drugs
  • Assault
  • Public Intoxication
  • Search and Seizure
  • Theft
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Personal Injury
  • Car Accidents
  • Slip & Fall
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment

Current Employment Positions

  • Member

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1997

Professional Associations

  • Iowa Bar Association – Family Law Section
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Johnson County Bar Association – Family Law Section


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 1994
  • St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota
    • B.A. - 1990
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Spanish