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Charles Coulter
Charles Coulter
Muscatine

Chuck Coulter has successfully served corporate and personal clients in Business and Corporate matters. Real Estate, Wills and Estate Planning.

He has actively participated in Iowa State and American Bar Associations, holding many positions in the ABA Section on Law Practice Management and elected to chair the Section in 1991-92. He has written and lectured on law practice management topics.

Chuck founded the Leadership Muscatine program and Muscatine Tennis Association, has served for 40 years on the Muscatine Community Health Association, been a Direct of Muscatine Health Support Foundation since 1986, and worked in many political campaigns. He served 11 years on the Board of Directors of Old Brick Episcopal Lutheran Corporation in Iowa City, six years as Secretary of the Coralville Community Fund; as President of the River Heights Racquet Club; as a Director of the Community Foundation of Johnson County, and on the Advisory Board for 50-50 in 2020.

The University of Iowa College of Law awarded Chuck the 2011 Alumni Service Award, and the Iowa State Bar Association awarded Chuck the 2001 Community Service Award in recognition of his long history of community service.

Since 1995, he has lived in Iowa City with his wife, Elizabeth, who is an Episcopal priest. She started New Song Episcopal Church in Coralville, the first new Episcopal Church in Iowa in over 20 years. One daughter is a free-lance writer in Chicago, and the other daughter is a trial lawyer in Michigan.

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Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trusts
  • Wills

Bar Admission
Iowa, 1965

Education
University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa, 1965 J.D. : With High Distinction; University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1962 B.A. Major: Journalism

Published Works
"Guidelines for Quality Writing", Law Practice Management, Nov./Dec., 1993; "Evaluating a Potential Merger Partner", Law Practice Management, Sept., 1992; "Successful Organization and Management of the Law Firm", The Lawyers Handbook, 1992; "Practical Systems: Tips for Organizing Your Law Office", Law Practice Management Section, 1991; "Surveying Your Corporate Clients", Law Practice Management, May, 1991

Honors and Awards
Order of the Coif; Fellow, American Bar Foundation; Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; Charter Fellow, College of Law Practice Management; Life Fellow, Iowa State Bar Foundation; Iowa State Bar Association Community Service Award, 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships
American Bar Association, 1997 - 1998 Standing Committee on Technology and Information Systems; American Bar Association, 1991 - 1997 Member, Coordinating Commission on Legal Technology; American Bar Association, 1994 - 1997 Chair, Coordinating Commission on Legal Technology; American Bar Association, 1965 - Present, Member; American Bar Association, 1984 - Present, Member, Law Practice Management Section; American Bar Association, 1991 - 1992 Chair, Law Practice Management Section; Iowa State Bar Association, 1965 - Present, Member; Muscatine County Bar Association, 1965 - Present, Member; Johnson County Bar Association, 2010 - Present, Member; Old Brick Episcopal Lutheran Corporation, 1997 - 2008, Member, Board of Directors; Muscatine Health Support Foundation, 1986 - Present, Member, Board of Directors; Muscatine Community Health Association, 1972 - Present, Member, Board of Directors; Muscatine Community Health Foundation, 1986 - Present, Member, Board of Directors; Coralville Community Fund, 2006 - 2011, Trustee and Secretary; Village Project of Coralville, 1999 - Present, Director and President; Community Foundation of Johnson County, 2010-Present, Director