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Frank Steinbach III

Frank SteinbachFrank Steinbach III
Family and Criminal Law
fsteinbach@mcenroelaw.com

Phone: (515) 267-9000

Fax: (515) 267-8100

 

Frank Steinbach was born in 1964 and was raised in Ankeny.  He has lived in central Iowa his entire life.  Frank attended Iowa State University; graduating in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science Degree.  He attended Drake University Law School graduating in 1989.  While at Drake, Frank was a C. Edwin Moore finalist. 

 

Frank was admitted to the Iowa Bar in 1989.  He was admitted to the Federal US District Court in 1989; the United States Court of Appeals in 1991, and the United States Supreme Court in 1994.  Frank is a member of the Polk County and Iowa State Bar Associations.  He is a section member of the Criminal Bar and the Family and Juvenile Bar.  He has achieved an AV rating (the highest possible rating) with Martindale Hubbell. 


Practicing In:

Family Law

  • Divorce
  • Modification
  • Paternity
  • Custody
  • Child Support

Juvenile Law

  • Children in Need of Assistance Actions
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Delinquency

Criminal Law

  • Theft
  • Assault
  • O.W.I. / D.U.I

Driving & Traffic Offenses

 

Professional Associations

  • Iowa State Bar Association
    •  Section Member Criminal Law
    • Section Member Family Law
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Dallas County Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1991          
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994

Education

  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, 1989
  • Iowa State University, Ames, 1986

Representative Cases

  • In re Marriage of McCurdy, No. 0-252/09-1477 (Iowa App. 6/16/2010) (Iowa App., 2010)
  • In re Marriage of Fennelly & Breckenfelder, 737 N.W.2d 97 (Iowa Supreme Court, 2007)
  • D.S., In Interest of, 563 N.W.2d 12 (Iowa App., 1997)

 

 

Recent News

3-9-2021: Daniel Rothman’s client was charged with domestic assault causing injury in Polk County. Daniel pushed the issue employing an effective strategy. The prosecutor agreed to dismiss the case in its entirety. As the case was dismissed by the state the client will have no conviction and can even have the arrest and charge expunged off all public records.

 

11-19-2020: Frank Steinbach argued that his client’s rights were violated as the State prosecutor neglected to file the charging documentation in the time frame required by the criminal procedure rules. The judge who heard the matter, agreed. As a result the OWI charges were all dismissed and the Court even ordered the state to pay the court costs resulting from the arrest. The client will also have the arrest expunged from his record.

 

10-6-2020: Nicholas Carda’s client had his driver’s license revoked while he was in the hospital for several weeks. The Administrative Law Judge agreed with Nick’s arguments that the unique circumstances of this case warranted a reversal of the DOT’s decision to immediately revoke his license without giving the client an opportunity for a hearing. The revocation was set aside so that the client may be heard.

 

10-2-2020: Nicholas Carda’s client was charged with Child Endangerment in Poweshiek County. Nick worked diligently for the client on his case for over a year after the incident pointing out weaknesses , arguing facts and going through several hearings before the State finally agreed to dismiss the case. As the charge was dismissed, the client will be able to get it expunged from his public record.

 

9-16-2020: Daniel Rothman argued that his client’s rights were violated when police officers in Dallas county made an illegal traffic stop and seizure of the client. The Dallas county judge that heard the matter, agreed and suppressed all evidence obtained by the state. As a result, the client’s OWI and weapons charges were dismissed with prejudice. Also, the IDOT must now withdraw the OWI sanction from the client’s DOT record and reinstate his driving privileges in full

 

7-10-2020: Daniel Rothman represented a client who was charged with rioting charges related to a Black Lives Matter protest at Merle Hay mall. After seeing all the facts, the state realized that they could not prove the charges at trial and so they dismissed all charges. The defendant can also file a motion to expunge that fact that he was charged at all so that his record will be completely clear of this allegation.

 

5-21-2020: Daniel Rothman’s client was charged with domestic assault causing injury in Polk County. Daniel noted numerous issues with the state’s case. The prosecutor agreed to dismiss the case in its entirety and thereby cancel the no contact order. As the case was dismissed by the state the client will have no conviction and can even have the arrest and charge expunged off of the public record.

 

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