Iowa Defense Counsel Association Defense Update features Andrea Mason
The most recent Defense Update, a scholarly publication from the Iowa Defense Counsel Association, featured Lane & Waterman attorney, Andrea Mason, for their New Lawyer Profile. Check out her profile below:
“In every issue of Defense Update, we will highlight a new lawyer. This issue, we get to know Andrea D. Mason at Lane & Waterman LLP in Davenport, Iowa. Andrea D. Mason is an associate at Lane & Waterman LLP, where she practices primarily in the areas of civil litigation, white collar criminal defense, criminal defense, and government compliance. Andrea has defended suits involving legal malpractice and negligence and has defended individuals accused of violations of state and federal law, including complex business and tax offenses. Originally from northeast South Dakota, Andrea received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Northern Iowa, graduating summa cum laude. Andrea received the Purple and Old Gold Award from Northern Iowa, as well as admission into Psi Chi International Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society and Golden Key International Honour Society. Andrea then received her Masters of Science from Iowa State University, where she was also inducted into the Alpha Kappa Delta International Honor Society. Andrea received her Juris Doctorate from Drake University, where she graduated with highest honors. Andrea served as Managing Editor of the Drake Law Review and Treasurer of Drake’s Moot Court Board. Andrea has also been admitted into the Order of the Coif. In addition to her membership with IDCA and presentation of the case law update in 2015, Andrea is the Chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Scott County (Iowa) Bar Association and a member of the Dillon Inn of Court, Scott County (Iowa) Bar Association, Rock Island (Illinois) Bar Association, Iowa Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, American Bar Association, and Defense Research Institute. Andrea also co-chairs the Scott County Bar Association’s mock trial committee, organizing the junior high mock trial competition held each fall.”
In the same edition, Andrea provided a Case Law Update on Torts/Negligence: 2016 IDCA Defense Update Spring Edition. “Case law updates are one of the many tools attorneys can use to better serve clients. By keeping informed of various recent cases, attorneys can keep abreast of changes in the law, consider new and different approaches or arguments to various issues, or reflect upon the application of other areas of law to a particular client’s case,” Andrea said of her recent article. “The torts/negligence case law update provides guidance on recent tort decisions and their potential applicability to other circumstances.” Andrea and other attorneys at Lane & Waterman contribute to the Defense Update throughout the year.