Specializing in just two areas of law for three decades and representing thousands of clients successfully, (see Home page for actual number of cases in 2012 and career), means many things:
complete familiarity with the black-letter law, legal theories and statutes;
personal relationships and familiarity with all the judges and prosecutors involved in your case;
guaranteed set-fees for most criminal cases (see Fees page for actual fee amounts), so you know in advance what it will cost, because they know what to set the fee at for your particular case;
according to the Iowa rules on Professional Responsibility, limiting practice to these 2 areas required completion of 15 hours of continuing legal education in each area, EVERY YEAR, to ensure complete understanding of updates and developments in the area.And, not so incidentally, their fees are usually much lower than those charged by many so-called "experts", because they are fair, and because they do so many of these kinds of cases that they don't have to charge extra for research or chasing-their-tail. Not to mention that they like to represent lots of ordinary folks, not just the wealthy. They don't care what other attorneys charge; they charge what they think will allow them to have regular people hire them and not feel like the services of a truly top-notch attorney are out of reach financially.
Go to "Case Histories" for samples of results.
Amy Evenson grew up in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a major in English in 1990. She graduated from The University of Northern Illinois College of Law in 1993. She was admitted to the Iowa State Bar and the Illinois State Bar in 1993.
Amy joined the Larson & Evenson Law firm in 1994 and for the last 18 years has practiced primarily in Personal Injury Law representing injured persons. Her other areas of practice include Family law including dissolution of marriage, and Juvenile Law, including representation of children and parents in Child-in Need-of Assistance proceedings and juvenile delinquencies.
Randy Larson was born in 1955 in rural Ames. He was one of 4 children born to a wildlife ecologist and a schoolteacher. He initially attended the University of Iowa and then transferred to Iowa State University after his freshmen year. He was a walk-on for the ISU basketball team for 4 years. After college, he played basketball a season in LaVoulte-sur-Rhone, France before entering the Law School at Iowa. Upon passing the bar, he worked as the campaign manager for Joe Johnston for Congress in l983-4, and then began the practice of law with Johnston in Iowa City. He practiced with Johnston, Larson, Potterfield, Zimmerman and Nathanson until 1993 when he opened a new firm which became Larson & Evenson in 1994.
Larson won election to the Iowa City City Council in l987, won re-election unopposed in l991, and resigned from the council in 1993 when he and a partner bought the Airliner, a landmark Iowa City bar and restaurant. He sold his half-ownership after 8 very successful years and opened a new restaurant named Bob's your Uncle. He now owns and operates Bob's your Uncle at 2208 North Dodge in Iowa City and a Coralville restaurant named Monica's.
Larson has long been active in basketball. He plays 4 times a week (slowly, he says), and has coached high school basketball as either an assistant or head coach for all but one of the last 15 years. 2012-13 is his 6th year as head boys coach at Regina High School. He founded in 1986 (and directs and coaches in) both the Prime Time and Game Time summer basketball leagues, which are NCAA-approved leagues for men and women that play in North Liberty, focused on providing fun, highly-competitive summer basketball opportunities for college and pro players in the off-season.