Buena Vista County Attorney's Office
About Us
Matt Speers grew up in Storm Lake, Iowa.  He received degrees in Psychology and Political Science from Iowa State University in 2009.  Matt graduated with honors from Drake University Law School in 2012. Matt is a member of the Buena Vista County Bar Association.  He is also enlisted in the Iowa National Guard.  Matt returned to Storm Lake in January, 2013 to join the Buena Vista County Attorney's Office as an Assistant County Attorney.


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Dave Patton was born in Manchester, Iowa on July 28, 1953.  He received his bachelors degree from Iowa State University in 1976 and his Juris Doctorate  from Drake University Law School in 1978.  Dave was admitted to the Iowa State Bar Association in 1978 and was also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.  He became a parter in a downtown Richmond, Virginia law firm, McSweeney, Burtch & Crump, where he practiced law from 1988-1991.  In 1991, Dave returned to Storm Lake, Iowa.  Dave is a member of the Buena Vista County, Iowa, and American Bar Associations. 


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Paul Allen is from Council Bluffs, Iowa.  He received a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Nebraksa in Omaha, Nebraska in 2008.  Paul graduated from Creighton Law School in 2012 with his Juris Doctorate and an M.A. in International Relations.  Paul worked as a law clerk for a civil litigation firm, Porter, Tauke and Ebke in Council Bluffs, Iowa before joining the Buena Vista County Attorney's Office as an Assistant County Attorney in September, 2013.


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Brianna Shriver is from Fort Dodge, Iowa.  She graduated from Simpson College in 2009 with degrees in Criminal Justice and Spanish.  She received her Juris Doctorate from Drake University Law School in 2014.  Brianna had worked for Unity Point Health - Des Moines since 2009 until relocating to Storm Lake in September, 2014 to join the Buena Vista County Attorney's Office as an Assistant County Attorney.


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