Donald J. Charnetski was born in Canada and grew up in Toronto. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1971 with a Bachelor's Degree, where he also received a hockey scholarship. He later attended law school at the University of Iowa, graduating with distinction in 1975. While attending law school, Don served as chairman of the Moot Court Board from 1974 to 1975 and published "The Lesser Included Offense Doctrine in Iowa: The Gordian Knot Untied" in the Iowa Law Review.
Don lives in Grinnell with his wife Claudia, who is a faculty member at Grinnell College. Don joined the Grinnell law firm of Tomasek & Vogel in 1975 and began his general practice of law. Don is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa. He now devotes most of his time to litigation, business law, trusts and estate, wills and probate law.
Donald J. Charnetski