Who We Are

We are not only attorneys who practice law throughout North Central Iowa, but we seek to participate in and serve the Algona and Britt communities in many professional and personal ways.  We align with our clients’ beliefs that we all need to contribute to the growth and development of the communities we serve and the people we meet.  We truly value the professional and personal relationships we share, both within and outside the law firm.

 

Dave Fenchel and Paul Doster have a long history together.  They attended law school at the same time and both were law clerks at the same Iowa City law firm during their law school years.  Paul graduated from law school in 1979 and was with a two-person general practice law firm in Pella, Iowa for five years.  Dave graduated in 1980 and practiced with a ten attorney litigation and general practice law firm in Waterloo for a year.

 

Dave then moved to Algona in 1981 to join a general practice law firm.  He and Paul were reunited when Paul joined the same Algona law firm in 1984.  In 1992, they started their own general practice law firm known as Fenchel & Doster.

 

In 1997, the opportunity to expand their practice arose and Fenchel & Doster merged with the Buck Law Office in Britt, Iowa, a general practice law firm having a history dating back to 1913, beginning with attorney Frank W. Senneff and subsequently including Erwin L. Buck and then his son, John E. Buck.  The firm then became known as Fenchel, Doster & Buck, P.L.C., with John as a third partner.  John passed away in 2009, but the Britt location continues today as a full-time office at the same location it has had since 1965.

 

In 2011, Benjamin J. Ennen joined Fenchel, Doster & Buck, P.L.C. as an associate attorney, working with Dave and Paul at both the Algona and Britt office locations.  Ben became a partner in the firm on January 1, 2016.

 

2017 precipitated many changes, on July 1, 2017 along with a change in locations for the Algona Office the firm name was changed to Fenchel, Doster, Buck & Ennen, P.L.C. 

 

David L. Fenchel

 

Academic

University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts, B.A. (with Honors and High Distinction) -1977

        Hancher-Finkbine Medallion Recipient for Learning, Leadership and Loyalty 

University of Iowa College of Law – 1980      

        Client Counseling Program Director

 

Professional

Admitted to Iowa Bar – 1980

Admitted to U.S. District Court Bar, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa- 1990

Iowa State Bar Association, Member

Kossuth County Bar Association, Past President

Iowa Defense Counsel Association, Member

Defense Research Institute, Member

Drake University Trial Advocacy Institute Graduate

 

Community

Algona Noon Kiwanis, Past President

Algona Recreation Center, Inc. (now, Algona Family YMCA), Past Director & Treasurer

Algona Community School District, Past Board of Directors Member & President

Kossuth County Community Foundation, Past Board of Directors Member

PMC Advantage Insurance Services, Inc., Current Board of Directors Member

 

 

Paul R. Doster

 

Academic

Morningside College, B.A. (summa cum laude) - 1976

University of Iowa College of Law – 1979     

         Client Counseling Program Director

 

Professional

Admitted to Iowa Bar – 1979

Admitted to U.S. District Court Bar, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa - 1984, 1979

Iowa State Bar Association, Member

Kossuth County Bar Association, Past President

Iowa Municipal Attorneys Association, Member

 

Community

Algona Family YMCA Foundation, President

Algona Rotary Club

Algona Family YMCA, Past Board of Directors 

 

 

Benjamin J. Ennen

 

Academic

Drake University, B.S./B.A. (cum laude) - 2008

Drake University, Master of Accountancy - 2011

Graduated Drake University, J.D. - 2011

 

Professional

Admitted to Iowa Bar - 2011

Admitted to Minnesota Bar - 2011

Admitted to U.S. Tax Court - 2015

Iowa State Bar Association, Member

Minnesota State Bar Association, Member

Kossuth County Bar Association, Treasurer

 

Community

Algona Noon Kiwanis, Treasurer (past)

Algona Noon Kiwanis, President Elect

 

Fenchel, Doster, Buck & Ennen, P.L.C.

Algona Office
Tel: 515-295-9361

Fax: 515-295-9372
Email: algonalawoffice@lawfdb.com
Address :
106 South Dodge St., Suite 220 P.O. Box 618

Algona, IA  50511

Fenchel, Doster, Buck & Ennen, P.L.C.

​Britt Office
Tel: 641-843-3873

Fax: 641-843-4914
Email: brittlawoffice@lawfdb.com
Address:
95 Main Ave. S, P.O. Box 7, Britt, IA 50423

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