Concentration / Summary
Michael S. Eganhouse is a shareholder attorney at Simpson, Jensen, Abels, Fischer & Bouslog, P.C. Mike maintains a general law practice with a concentration in estate planning, wills and trusts, estate and trust administration, probate, probate avoidance, beneficiary representation, will and trust contests, and general civil litigation. Mike handles estate planning and estate and trust administration matters that range from the “simple” with relatively few assets, to complex estate planning and estate/trust administration for large and complicated estates, and everything in between. Mike is a problem-solver who enjoys finding the practical solutions to complex problems for clients. Mike takes pride in treating every client matter with extreme care and does not take for granted that the legal work a client needs often relates to the most important issues and aspects of a client’s life.
Mike is an Iowa native, raised in Bellevue, Iowa. He graduated from Marquette High School in Bellevue, Iowa in 2003 before attending Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. Mike graduated from Wartburg with summa cum laude honors in 2007, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in political science and psychology, while also competing as a member of the Wartburg golf team. Mike earned his law degree from Drake University Law School in 2010, graduating with high honors. While at Drake, Mike was a member of the Drake Law Review, holding the position of Associate Editor.
Areas of Practice
Probate and Trust Administration (from small to large estates), including probate court and non-probate administration of estates; estate Planning (from simple to complex), including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance medical directives, lifetime gifting, and probate avoidance techniques; beneficiary Representation, including will contests and trusts contests, and helping beneficiaries review, understand, and protect their rights
- Iowa (2010-Present)
- United States District Court – Southern District of Iowa (2011-Present)
- United States District Court – Northern District of Iowa (2011-Present)
Associations and Affiliations
- Polk County Bar Association
- Iowa Bar Association (Sections: Probate, Trust & Estate planning; Elder Law; Litigation; Real Estate & Title Law; and Business Law)
- American Bar Association
- Delta Theta Phi International Law Fraternity
Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, golfing, watching college and professional sports, and traveling.