Sioux City, IA
712.255.8838
Sheldon, IA
712.324.4385

Thomas J. Whorley

Partner

Email: tom.whorley@heidmanlaw.com

Phone: 712-324-4385

Fax: 712-324-5106

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Thomas J. Whorley

Partner

Email: tom.whorley@heidmanlaw.com

Phone: 712-324-4385

Fax: 712-324-5106

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Background

Thomas J. Whorley has been a member of the firm since 1973.  His field of practice is general practice, including, but not limited to, estate planning, wills and probate, real estate, education law, business law, and litigation. Thomas has provided legal counsel on the behalf of K‑12 and post-secondary educational institutions for many years. He has served as Iowa Department of Education, Administrative Law. Thomas has also prosecuted School Law Cases in District Court and Iowa Supreme Court and the United States Federal District Court.

Thomas was an Assistant Iowa Attorney General from 1972 to 1973 and the Sheldon City Attorney from 1974 to 1982. He is a native of Sheldon.


Professional Organizations

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • O’Brien County Bar Association, President – 1974 – 1984
  • Iowa Academy of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • National School Board Association (NSBA) Council of School Attorneys, 1976-Present
  • Iowa Judicial Nominating Commission (Iowa Judicial District 3A) 2009 – 2014
  • Iowa Council of School Board Attorneys, President –1993, Executive Board Member –9 years


Publications/​Presentations

  • Iowa Association of School Boards Annual Meetings and Conferences, Presenter
  • Northwest Iowa Community College, Iowa State University Department of Education,
  • Adjunct Instructor: School Law Class to PhD candidates
  • Author – The History of The Sheldon Community School, published 2015


Special Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™
  • Iowa Legal Aid Award – Pro-Bono Assistance, 2007
  • Governor’s Volunteer Award, 1996
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Community Service Award, 2002

 

Support Staff

Ashley Gordon
Phone: 712-324-4385
Jodi Mohn
Phone: 712-324-4385
Lora Vande Brake
Phone: 712-324-4385

Practice Areas

 

Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals


Education

  • University of South Dakota Law School, Juris Doctor 1972
  • University of South Dakota, Bachelor of Arts 1969


Community Involvement

  • University of South Dakota Foundation Board of Trustees – 2006 – 2015
  • Sheldon Community School District Board of Education – former President
  • Sheldon Prairie Museum Board Member – 2013-Present
  • Sheldon Community Library Board – former President
  • Northwest Iowa Community College Foundation Board –1996 – 2005
  • Northwest Iowa Health Center Hospital Board – former President
  • Sheldon Community High School – Mock Trial Coach
  • Village Northwest Unlimited – Board of Directors
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – Committee of Appeals

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