Ryan D. Gerling


Ryan D. Gerling



Burlington, Iowa

Areas of Practice

Banking Law

Business Law & Litigation


Creditors Rights

Criminal Law including OWI Law

Municipal and Administrative

Juvenile Law

Family Law

General Litigation

Real Estate (transactional & litigation) & Estate Planning


Bar Admissions

Iowa, 2011

Illinois, 2012

U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 2012

U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2011


Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa

J.D. – 2011

Honors: With High Distinction

Honors: Order of the Coif

Honors: Dean’s List all semesters

Law Review: Drake Law Review, Research Editor, 2010 – 2011

Law Review: Drake Law Review, Staff, 2009 – 2010

University of Iowa

B.A. – 2008

Honors: With Honors

Honors: David and Connie Belin Honors award

Honors: Hancher/Finkbine Medallion Nominee

Honors: Honors Thesis: Ethno-cultural Conflict in Late Nineteenth Century Iowa

Honors: Honors Thesis Education: Masculinity and Intrapersonal Conservativeness: The Relationship Between Social Dominance, Right Wing Authoritarianism, Male Gender Role Conflict, Psychological Entitlement and Religiosity

Honors: Symposium: Academic Acceleration Policies: Why They Are Necessary and How to Write Them, Ninth Biennia Wallace National Research Symposium on Talent Development

Honors: Race Director TriHawks Triathlon, 2007

Major: History and Secondary Education

Major: All Social Science Endorsement


Adjunct Professor, Business Law, Iowa Wesleyan College

Professional Associations & Memberships

Iowa State Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association

Des Moines County Bar Association


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