Buena Vista County Attorney's Office
About Us
Dave Patton

Born in Manchester, Iowa, July 28, 1953; admitted to bar, 1978, Iowa; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court, Preparatory education, Iowa State University (B.S. 1976); legal education, Drake University Law School (J.D., 1978).  Partner, McSweeney, Burtch & Crump, Richmond, Virginia, 1988-91.  Member: Buena Vista County (President, 1992), Iowa State (Sections: Family Law; Real Estate) and American Bar Associations.

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Liz LaPole

Liz LaPole is from Des Moines, Iowa.  She received her undergraduate degree in Social Sciences from Central College in Pella, Iowa and a law degree from Creighton University.  She joined the Buena Vista County Attorney's office in May, 2011.

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Matt Speers

Matt grew up in Storm Lake, Iowa. He received a degree 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, Iowa, and American Bar Associations. Matt is also enlisted in the Iowa National Guard. Matt returned to Buena Vista County to join the Office of the County Attorney in January, 2013.

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Paul Allen

Paul is fron Council Bluffs, Iowa. He received a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  Paul graduated from Creighton University in 2012 with his law degree and an M.A. in International Relations.  He joined the Buena Vista County Attorney's Office in September, 2013.

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