Christopher Unger

  • Des Moines US-IA
Christopher Unger

Work History

Work History
Aug 2012 - Present

Independent Contractor

Rust Consulting Inc.

  • Researched, wrote, and edited blog articles on a variety of topics for clients of Rust Consulting, Inc. (various national law firms)
Jan 2013 - May 2013

Sports Marketing and Operations Inten

Des Moines Menace Soccer
  • Worked alongside the General Manager and Director of Operations of a minor legal soccer team
  • Created and distributed advertising material that promoted the team and youth programs
  • Generated revenue through phone calls to group sales leads
  • Promoted the team through public appearances and community events
  • Assisted with social media and electronic communications
Aug 2012 - Jan 2013

Student Attorney

Drake General Civil Practice Clinic

  • Certified under Iowa Student Practice Rule to represent clients and appear in court
  • Conducted client interviews
  • Represented clients in court on various civil matters
  • Prepared documents for filing in court
May 2012 - Aug 2012

Law Clerk

Des Moines Adult Public Defender
  • Prepared various motions and court documents for criminal defense
  • Worked with attorneys to research various legal issues related to criminal trials
  • Assisted the attorneys in trial preparation and motion drafting
  • Met with court appointed clients to conduct interviews
May 2012 - Aug 2012

Legal Intern

American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa
  • Researched various civil liberties issues
  • Analyzed potential cases for recommendation to the legal committee
  • Read and evaluated various intake letters to determine their merits and respond to the letters
May 2012 - Jul 2012

Game Day Operations Intern

Des Moines Menace Soccer
  • Assisted in the game day preparations of the stadium
  • Worked with full time staff to coordinate teams events and fan experience
  • Helped to implement community marketing initiatives both inside and outside the stadium
  • Accompanied players and the mascot to various community events
Jan 2012 - May 2012

Student Attorney

Drake Domestic Violence and Immigration Clinic
  • Certified under Iowa Student Practice Rule to represent clients and appear in court
  • Conducted client interviews
  • Represented clients in court on various family law matters, including Protective Order Hearings, Dissolutions and Child Custody Cases
  • Prepared and transmitted documents to the United States Immigration and Customs Service
  • Obtained local and federal police records
Jul 2011 - Dec 2011

Law Clerk

Bertin Rocha Law Firm
  • Prepared various motions and court filings for a solo-practitioner specializing in criminal and family law
  • Prepared attorney for trial, including assembling counsel trial books and exhibits
  • Researched various issues related to criminal, family, and civil law
  • Assisted in the preparation of motions and briefs for a case before the Iowa Supreme Court
Jan 2011 - Aug 2011

Volunteer

Polk County Volunteer Lawyer's Project
  • Assisted staffers with client intake interviews and client screening
  • Drafted various correspondence to clients and attorneys
  • Communicated with clients and volunteer lawyers regarding the status of the cases
  • Preformed general maintenance of case files
May 2011 - Jul 2011

Judicial Intern

Polk County District Court
  • Observed criminal and civil trials, hearings, and other daily courtroom activities in both an urban and rural
  • Interacted with various lawyers, judges, and court personnel
  • Researched and briefed key issues for the court
  • Drafted court orders and other documents
Jan 2010 - May 2010

Judicial Intern

11th Judicial District
  • Observed criminal and civil trials, hearings, and other daily courtroom activities 
  • Interacted with various lawyers, judges, and court personnel
  • Researched key issues for the court
May 2007 - Aug 2008

Operations Intern

Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee
  • Created and maintained vendor directory
  • Organized events relating to the convention
  • Procured and maintained general office electronics
  • Assisted key staff members

Education

Education
Aug 2010 - May 2013

Juris Doctorate

Drake University Law School

Honors: Certificate Pro Bono Publico, Dean’s List (Five Semesters)

Activities: Junior High School Mock Trial (Coach); Drake Law Ambassador; Delta Theta Phi; Law Library Desk Supervisor

Aug 2006 - May 2010

Bachelor of Liberal Arts

Illinois Wesleyan University

Honors: Dean’s List (One Semester); McLean County Illinois 25 Under 25

Activities: Alpha Phi Omega (President); Rock the Vote IWU (Founder); Ambassador Club

Study Abroad: School for International Training, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Social Movements and Human Rights)

                           University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (International Pre-Law)

Skills

  • Sports Law
  • Sports Game Day Operations
  • Sports Operations
  • Sports Marketing
  • Entertainment Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Legal Research (LexisNexis, WestLaw, Fastcase)
  • ClientCounseling 
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Relations

Languages

  • English (Native)
  • Spanish (Fluent)

Website and Social Media