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Mike Marquess opens new Toledo law office

June 27, 2019
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

By John Speer


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Attorney Mike Marquess, in his new office in downtown Toledo, was opened June 1 in the first floor of the building of which Tama County Extension and Outreach occupies the lower level. Chronicle/John Speer

There's a new attorney's office in town, but certainly not an unfamiliar face. Marquess Law Office P.C. officially opened on June 1 at 205 West High St. Mike Marquess has relocated his general practice of law from Marshalltown to Toledo with a focus on trial work including custody and divorce cases and criminal and civil litigation.

"I really enjoy working with the people of Tama County," Marquess said last week. "I look forward to providing legal services for everyone."

Teresa Vodochodsky, rural Tama, serves as the legal assistant in the office.

They will host an open house for the newly furnished and remodeled office space on Friday, July 12 from 3-5 p.m. Everyone is invited to visit the new addition to downtown Toledo on the first floor of the building which houses Tama County Extension offices on the lower level.

New flooring, wall covering and furnishings have been added to the office space which includes the attorney's office, conference room, reception area and file and copy room.

Marquess, 41, is well acquainted with Tama County. He served three years as assistant Tama County Attorney. He then was assistant Meskwaki Attorney General for four years. Additional experience includes serving as a magistrate in Poweshiek County for five years.

Fro five years had been in a law partnership with Hinshaw, Danielson and Marquess in Marshalltown until the July tornado ripped through Marshalltown and destroyed their office building located on State Street. The partners decided to discontinue their arrangement and Marquess has been associated with another Marshalltown law firm for a short period before deciding on establishing the Toledo office. Marquess lost a race for Tama County Attorney last November.

"I see the need here for the type of work I do, especially the trial work. Tama County is a wonderful county, I really like it here," Marquess said of his decision. He added fellow attorneys are easy to work with.

Marquess' wife, Bethany Currie, was appointed as a judge in District 2B in 2018. She had been serving as a Marshall County magistrate and was associated with the Peglow, O'Hare & See PLC law firm. The couple has two children, Lily, 12, and James, 9, who both are active in dance Marquess said.

The family makes their primary home in Marshalltown but Marquess said he spends considerable time at their home at Union Grove Lake near Gladbrook.

Marquess serves on the board of Iowa River Hospice and the Union Grove Lake Homeowners Association and is a cub master for cub scouts.



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