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Lane & Waterman Welcomes Three Summer Associates

Lane & Waterman welcomes the addition of three summer associates to the firm: Austin Lenz, Thomas Bush and Hunter Sickels.

Austin is a Quad Cities native who earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Iowa State University and currently attends Drake University Law School. He is currently a Research Editor of the Drake Law Review; Serves as an executive officer for the Moot Court Board; Captains the Drake IP Moot Court Team; & Is the President of the Drake Association for Child Advocacy. Austin also works a Research Assistant for the Hon. Judge Mark W. Bennett, and will spend the next Fall extending for the Hon. Judge Anuradha Vaitheswaran of the Iowa Court of Appeals. His community involvement includes NAACP Political Redress Committee and St. John Vianney Catholic Church charities. In his free time Austin enjoys watching sports, running and playing golf.

Thomas is a Quad Cities native who earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Notre Dame and currently attends Drake University Law School. He is involved with the James Arthur Albert Foundation and is a member of Delta Theta Phi International Law Fraternity. He also interned at the Center for the Homeless. Thomas has four younger sisters and he’s the proud uncle of two boys and enjoys stand-up comedy and cooking.

Hunter is a Quad Cities native who earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Iowa State University and currently attends the University of Nebraska College of Law. He is in progress of receiving his Juris Doctorate and Masters of Business Administration. He is involved with Law College and is LexisNexis Legal Research Certified &  Professional Research Certified. He is also the Vice President of the Nebraska Sports, Entertainment, and Business Law group (S.E.B.). Prior to law school, he was a student athlete for the Iowa State University Football team. He was also a student mentor and a Relay for Life volunteer. Hunter has 5 siblings and enjoys travelling, movies and watching/playing sports.

The firm’s summer associate program hires law students for summer employment following their second year of law school and provides them with real-world, hands-on experience. Summer associates assist with current client matters and participate in a broad range of legal work including drafting briefs and transactional documents; participating in depositions, arbitration and mediation sessions; attending client meetings; and observing courtroom practice.