In Remembrance

LeRoy R. Voigts, IDCA Past President 1927–2017


LeRoy R. Voigts, 89, of Waverly, passed away on April 20, 2017. He was born on the family farm in rural Greene on Oct. 2, 1927. He graduated from Wartburg College in 1948. Following a brief stint in the Navy, he graduated from Drake Law School in 1955 and joined the Nyemaster Goode Law Firm. During his law career, Roy served as president of the Iowa Defense Counsel Association from 1981–1982, the president of the Polk County Bar Association and served on the Drake Law School Board of Governors. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the Iowa Bar Association, the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association and the International Association of Defense Counsel. In addition, Roy was a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a fellow of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers and a member of the Board of Regents of Wartburg College.