OUR ATTORNEYS

Pictured are (back row) Joe Halbur, Eric Neu, Frank Comito (second row) Kelsea Hawley, Jill Saunders, Deb Steinbach, Becky Schoeppner (front row) Gina Badding, Jeff Minnich

 

Jeffrey R. Minnich, J.D.

Jeffrey R. Minnich, J.D., was born in Carroll, Iowa, on February 6, 1952. He graduated from Carroll High School in 1970. He received a B.B.A. from the University of Iowa in 1974. Jeff obtained his J.D. in 1978 from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He was admitted to the Iowa Bar in 1979. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa. Jeff is a member of the Carroll County Bar Association, Iowa State Bar Association, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, and the Iowa Defense Counsel Association.

Email: jeff@nmcnlaw.com

Frank J. Comito, J.D., C.P.A.

Frank J. Comito, J.D., C.P.A., was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on September 8, 1954. He graduated from Kuemper Catholic High School in Carroll, Iowa, in 1972. He received a B.S. from Iowa State University in 1976. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1978, obtained his J.D. from Georgetown University in 1979, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Frank was admitted to the Iowa Bar in 1979. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa. Frank served as Carroll County Judicial Magistrate from 1983 to 1999. He is a member of the Carroll County Bar Association, Iowa State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

Email: frank@nmcnlaw.com

A. Eric Neu, J.D.

A. Eric Neu, J.D., was born in Carroll, Iowa, on August 17, 1967. He graduated from Carroll High School in 1985. He received a B.A. in economics from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, in 1989. He obtained his J.D. with distinction in 1993 from the University of Iowa College of Law. Eric was admitted to the Iowa Bar in 1993. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa. From 1993 to 1994, he was the law clerk to Justice K. David Harris, Supreme Court of Iowa. In addition to the regular practice of law, Eric has been a Carroll County Judicial Magistrate since 1999. He is a member of the Carroll County Bar Association, Iowa State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association and serves on numerous local boards.

Email: eric@nmcnlaw.com

Gina C. Badding, J.D.

Gina C. Badding, J.D., was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 27, 1979. She graduated from Kuemper Catholic High School in 1997. She received a B.A. in English and Religion with Honors from the University of Iowa in 2001. She obtained her J.D. with distinction from the University of Iowa in 2004. Gina was admitted to the Iowa Bar in 2004. She served as a law clerk for the Sixth Judicial District of Iowa and as an interim law clerk for the Honorable Judge Van D. Zimmer on the Iowa Court of Appeals. Gina joined Marks Law Firm, P.C. in Des Moines in 2005 as an associate attorney before returning to the Iowa Court of Appeals as a staff attorney in 2007. Gina left the Iowa Court of Appeals in January 2013 to join our firm as an associate attorney. She is a member of the Carroll County Bar Association and the Iowa State Bar Association and serves on numerous local boards.

Email: gina@nmcnlaw.com

In Memoriam
Joseph E. Halbur, J.D. (1955-2016)

Joseph E. Halbur, J.D. was born in Carroll, Iowa on February 10, 1955 to Robert W. and Mary (Spellman) Halbur. He passed away on March 26, 2016 while still actively practicing law with this firm. He graduated from Kuemper Catholic High School in 1973. He received his B.S.B.A. in business administration, magna cum laude, from Creighton University in 1977. He obtained his J.D. from Creighton University in 1979. Joe was admitted to the Iowa Bar in 1979 and was a member of the Iowa State and Carroll County Bar Associations. Joe was also admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for Iowa in 1979 as well. After working a short time as an associate with the Carroll, Iowa firm of Kurth and Bunger, he began his solo practice where he remained for 35 years until joining this firm.

In Memoriam
Arthur A. Neu, J.D., LL.M. (1933-2015)

Arthur A. Neu, J.D., LL.M., was born in Carroll, Iowa, on February 9, 1933, and passed away on January 2, 2015, while still actively practicing law with the firm. He graduated from Carroll High School in 1951. He received a B.A. in Business Administration from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, in 1955. He obtained his J.D. in 1958 from Northwestern University and his LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown Law School in 1961. Before returning to Carroll, he spent three and a half years with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corp. He was admitted to the Iowa Bar in 1958. He served as State Senator from 1967 to 1973 and as Lieutenant Governor of the State of Iowa from 1973 to 1979. He served as Mayor for the City of Carroll from 1982 to 1985.

Art was a member of the Iowa Board of Regents from 1978 to 1984. He was a member of the Iowa Board of Corrections from 1999 to 2011. Art served on countless local boards and was a member of the Carroll County Bar Association, Iowa State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

In Memoriam
Arthur N. Neu, J.D. (1893-1960)

Arthur N. Neu was born in Carroll, Iowa on November 29, 1893 to German born parents. He died December 10, 1960 while still practicing law with the firm. He obtained both his undergraduate and law degrees from Northwestern University. He began the practice of law in Carroll in 1925. He was Carroll’s longest serving mayor holding that position from 1934 to 1960. He is the namesake for Carroll’s Arthur N. Neu Airport and Arthur N. Neu Drive.

In Memoriam
Charles C. Helmer (1876 to 1946)

Charles C. Helmer, L.L.B., was born in Cedar County, Iowa on August 25, 1876. He obtained his common school education in the public schools of Tipton and Mechanicsville. He attended the State College (Iowa State University). During his senior year in 1898, he enlisted in the Forty-ninth Iowa volunteer Infantry during the Spanish American War. He obtained his law degree from the law department of the State University of Iowa (University of Iowa) in Iowa City in 1901. He commenced the practice of law in Manning, Iowa in the same year. He moved the practice to Carroll, Iowa in 1904. He served as county attorney commencing in 1904 for one term. He spent eight years as city attorney for the City of Carroll. He also served as State Senator from 1915 to 1917 in the 36th General Assembly.