Salvo, Deren, Schenck, Swain & Argotsinger, PC

Salvo, Deren, Schenck, Swain & Argotsinger, PC

Legal representation from Salvo, Deren, Schenck, Swain & Argotsinger, PC

Firm Overview

With more than 100 years of collective experience, you'll find innovative and cost-effective solutions to your legal issues. Count on us to work closely with you to help you determine what your legal goals are and how to achieve them.

Whether you have a routine legal issue or a complex one, we offer you the same commitment, level of skill, and degree of personal attention every step of the way. We work hard to uncover the best possible legal solution for you.
Main Office
Main Office
711 Court Street
Harlan  IA  51537
Phone
  • 712 755-3141
Fax
  • 712 755-3144
Websites
Family
Let our experienced family law attorneys explain the ins and outs of your legal situation and help you to understand the laws' effects. We help you make the best choices for you and your family.
If you are facing a divorce or a child custody arrangement, count on the experienced attorneys at Salvo, Deren, Schenck, Swain & Argotsinger, PC to provide you with sound legal advice and effective representation every step of the way. Whether you want mediation or aggressive courtroom representation, look to us for all of your needs.

When emotions run high during this difficult time, you can count on our calm and dedicated service to seek out the best interests for you and your children. Let our skilled and compassionate legal team ease the conflicts and provide effective solutions that benefit and protect your interests.

Personalized attention and dedication to your family's best interests

- Divorce agreements
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- Adoption
- Division of assets and debts
- Spousal support agreements
- Premarital or prenuptial agreements
- Modifications

J.C. Salvo

Year joined organization: 1972

Areas of practice:
- General practice including but not limited to:
- Family law
- Personal injury
- Trial law

Bar Admissions:
- Iowa, 1972
- Nebraska, 1972
- U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1984
- U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 1972
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1972
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1983
- U.S. Supreme Court, 1980

Education:
- Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, NE, 1972, J.D.

Honors and Awards:
- Fellow, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1989-present
- Professional associations and memberships:
- Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1998 - President
- Iowa State Bar Association, 1972 - Present
- Iowa State Bar Association, 2005-2006, President
- Iowa State Bar Association, 1999 - 2007, Board of Governors
- Nebraska State Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Iowa Association for Justice

Past Employment Positions:
- Shelby County Iowa, County Attorney, 1977 - 1982

Fraternities/Sororities:
- Phi Alpha Delta

Birth Information:
- December 10, 1947 in Council Bluffs, IA
Education
  • Creighton University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1972

Richard C. Schenck

Year joined organization: 1978

Areas of practice:
- General practice including but not limited to:
- Business and commercial law
- Wills, trusts, estate planning and probate law
- Debtor/Creditor
- Municipal law
- Personal injury
- Real estate
- Workers' compensation

Bar Admissions:
- Iowa, 1978
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1978
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1983
- U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1987

Education:
- University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, IA, 1978, J.D.
--- Honors: With honors
- University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1974. B.A.
--- Honors: Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
--- Major: Psychology

References:
- Farm Credit Services
- Professional associations and memberships:
- Iowa State Bar Association, 1978 - present
- Iowa Association for Justice, 2000 - present
- ISBA Legal Forms Committee, 1995 - present, Chairman 2005-2008
- Iowa Bar Examiner, 2002-present

Past Employment Positions:
- Assistant Shelby County Attorney, 1978 - 1982

Pro Bono Activities:
- Volunteer Lawyers Project, 1990 - Present

Birth Information:
- 1953 in Shenandoah, IA
Education
  • University of Iowa College of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1978

Bryan D. Swain

Year joined organization: 2000

Areas of practice:
- General practice including but not limited to:
- Agriculture law
- Appellate practice
- Business and commercial law
- Collections law
- Contracts
- Debtor and creditor
- Elder law
- Employment law
- Family law
- Real estate law
- Taxation
- Wills, trusts, estate planning and probate law

Bar Admissions:
- Iowa, 2000
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 2000
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 2000
- U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2000

Education:
- University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, IA 2000, J.D.
--- Honors: With Highest Distinction
--- Honors: Order of the Coif
- Truman State University, Kirksville, MO, 1997, B.A.
--- Honors: Summa Cum Laude
--- Honors: Departmental honors
--- Major: History

Published Works:
- Corporate Predecessor Liability for Defective Products, 25 Journal of Corporation Law 613
(reprinted in 50 Defense Law Journal 795)

Birth Information:
- 1975 in Shawnee, KS
Education
  • University of Iowa College of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2000

Todd J. Argotsinger

Year joined organization: 2005

Areas of practice:
- General practice including but not limited to:
- Agriculture law
- Business and commercial law
- Collections law
- Contracts
- Debtor and creditor
- Elder law
- Employment law
- Family law
- Personal injury
- Real estate law
- Trial law
- Wills, trusts, estate planning and probate law

Bar Admissions:
- Iowa, 2005
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 2006
- U. S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 2006

Education:
- Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska, 2005, J.D.
- Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 2001, B.A.
--- Honors: Departmental honors
--- Major: History

Birth Information:
- 1978 in Harlan, IA
Education
  • Creighton University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2005
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