In every issue of
Defense Update, we highlight a young lawyer. This issue, we get to know Christopher R. Wertzberger, Cartwright, Druker & Ryden in Marshalltown:

Chris is an associate at Cartwright, Druker & Ryden, where he practices primarily in civil defense litigation. He has defended clients on a number of issues, including: general negligence, dram shop liability, breach of contract, property easements, consumer fraud, and construction defects. Chris grew up in Marshalltown and after high school joined the United States Army. He spent five years on active duty in the Army and earned the rank of Staff Sergeant. His tours in the Army included the 3rd US Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard, in Ft. Myer, Virginia, and the 1-130th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion in Al-Basra, Iraq. Upon completion of his military service, Chris received his undergraduate degree from Iowa State University in 2012 and graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law with distinction in 2015. At the University of Iowa, he was involved in the Stephenson Trial Advocacy Competition and Appellate Advocacy program. In addition to the IDCA, Chris is a member of the Marshall County Bar Association, the Iowa Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute. He also volunteers with several community boards in Marshalltown. Chris and his wife, Amy, live in Marshalltown.