David M. Cox
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David’s practice is limited to family law and domestic relations. David graduated with distinction from the University of Iowa College of law in 2007. After receiving his J.D. from the University of Iowa, he worked as a judicial law clerk for the District Court of Iowa District 2B. As a law clerk he assisted trial court judges in Iowa with legal research, writing and preparing orders, preparing and assisting with trials, and other court-related tasks. A significant amount of David’s work included assisting the court with criminal and civil cases, including family and domestic relations law. David also spent his third year in law school as a prosecuting intern for the Johnson County Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted misdemeanors.
David joined Bray & Klockau P.L.C. in 2008. His family law and domestic relations law practice is a litigation, trial, and appellate practice. David handles cases such as divorces, child custody cases, child support actions, paternity actions, adoptions, and family law appeals. David practices in Cedar Rapids, Coralville, Iowa City, Mt. Pleasant, Muscatine, Washington, and the surrounding areas. David has represented clients in both full representation as well as limited scope representation/unbundled legal services.
David is active in the state and local family law organizations. He has been a member of the Iowa State Bar Association since 2007. He has been a member of the family law section of the Iowa State Bar Association since 2008. David is a member of the Section Council of the Iowa State Bar Association Family & Juvenile Law Section and was vice-chair of the Section from 2014 – 2016 and chair of the section from 2016 to 2018. David is chair of the ISBA Family & Juvenile law Section Continuing Legal Education committee and has been on the Section Legislative Committee since 2014. David is also co-chair of the Johnson County Bar Association Family Law Committee.
David has made presentations to both the Johnson County and Linn County Bar Associations in addition to the Iowa State Bar Association. David is also currently teaching and developing materials for local and statewide presentations.
Domestic Relations, Family Law
University of Iowa, J.D.
Johnson County Bar Association, and Iowa State Bar Association (Member: Family Law Section 2008 to present; Communication Committee Chair of Family Law Section 2011 to 2016; Counsel Member 2012 to 2018, Vice-Chair of the Family and Juvenile Law Section 2014 to 2016, Chair of the Family and Juvenile Law Section 2016 to 2018, Chair of the Family and Juvenile Law Section Continuing Legal Education Committee, Member of Family and Juvenile Law Section Legislative Committee.
Judicial Law Clerk, Iowa District Court, District 2B.
Author: “Get Involved: You Have Much to Contribute”, The Iowa Lawyer, Vol. 76 Issue 8 P. 30-31 (Sept. 2016).
Author: “Mental Health Records in Family Law Cases”, Iowa Family Law Report, Sept. 2011.
Presenter on: Equitable Powers of the District Court. June 20, 2018, Des Moines, IA; Organizing Your Office With Equitable Distribution in Mind, April 20, 2018, Coralville, IA; Valuing the Professional Practice, October 27, 2017, Des Moines, IA; The Ethics of Limited Representation and Dealing with Pro Se Parties; June 13, 2016, Des Moines, IA; Modification: What is a Material Change in Circumstances?, June 13, 2016, Des Moines, IA; Child Support: The Basics, Plus New Issues Related to Medical Support, the Affordable Care Act, And Income Taxes, June 17, 2015; How to Prepare for Trial 100 Days Out, October 23, 2014; Admissibility of Mental Health Records in Dissolution of Marriage Actions, Domestic Abuse Hearings, and Juvenile Court Cases, June 18, 2014; Ethics of Unbundled Legal Services, November 12, 2013; The Role of Custody Evaluators in Contested Custody Actions, April 4, 2013; Ethics of Limited Representation, October 30, 2012; Effective Restrictions on Visitation, 2011; Discoverability of Mental Health Records in Family Law Cases 2010; Gifts and Inheritance Claims in Dissolution Cases 2012.