Anthony was born and raised in Iowa.
Anthony attended Bettendorf High School where he graduated with a 4.0 grade point average and was a valedictorian of his class.
Anthony played football for the Bulldogs where he rushed for over 2,000 yards during his senior year and was elected to All-State Elite Team in Division 4A. Anthony is proud to say that his team never lost a football game in TouVelle Stadium.
Anthony also wrestled for the Bulldogs where he won over 100 matches. Anthony qualified for the state tournament three times and placed third one year. Anthony is proud to say that he never lost a wrestling match at a home meet. Anthony wrestled in college, but unfortunately an injury ended his career prematurely.
Anthony applies the lessons that he learned through his athletic career to his legal profession such as resilience and courage.
After high school, Anthony attended the University of Chicago where he graduated with a degree in economics and a grade point average of 3.7. Anthony served as a teacher’s assistant in calculus at the University of Chicago.
During high school and college, Anthony interned with his father at the law firm. Anthony saw how a compassionate, hard-working lawyer can make a difference in someone’s life. Anthony decided that he was going to follow in the footsteps of his parents and dedicated himself to becoming a trial lawyer.
Anthony attended the University of Iowa College of Law on a scholarship. During law school, Anthony was able to the learn about the law from an amazing faculty and then applied this knowledge at the law firm. Before becoming a licensed attorney, Anthony gained additional experience in the practice of law through an externship with the U.S. Attorney’s Office during his third year of law school.
Anthony dedicates himself to getting justice for his clients, who have been injured through negligence or intentional wrongdoing. Anthony loves that fact he can do this meaningful work with his family.
Anthony is graduate of the Trial Lawyer’s College, which was founded by Gerry Spence. Anthony spent three weeks on a ranch in Wyoming without cell-phone reception or wi-fi. Why would someone do this? To become a better person, and to become a better trial lawyer. Anthony is extremely thankful for this experience and it guides him in representing his clients.
Anthony believes it is important to protect his client’s rights both inside and outside of the courtroom. Anthony was first elected onto the Board of Governors at the Iowa Association for Justice (“IAJ”) in 2011. Anthony has continuously served since then and is currently on the Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) Committee.
Anthony is proud of his Mexican heritage and has been a member of the League of United Latin American Citizens (“LULAC”) since 2014. Anthony served as the political director for LULAC of Iowa for a couple years where he focused on his passion of civic engagement. Anthony believes it is important that our citizens are informed voters.
Anthony is a believer in getting involved in our schools. He served on the Bettendorf Community Schools Foundation for approximately nine (9) years, including serving as President. Anthony also served a mock trial coach at Our Lady of Lourdes for five (5) years. Now, Anthony enjoys being a part of the Watch D.O.G.S. (Dad of Great Students) at the schools that his children attend.
Anthony is a proud father of a daughter and a son. Anthony loves playing games with them in the car on the way to school and telling them bedtime stories.
Anthony and his wife enjoy exercising together. You might find them doing yoga, cardio kick-boxing, or lifting weights. They also love being one of the first couples on the dance floor.
Areas of Specialty Include
- Representing people who have been seriously injured
- Representing families when a loved one has been killed
- Representing people who were abused or neglected by nursing homes or assisted living facilities