(The "stock photo" on the right isn't Joan...) We hope to replace the stock photo with her own face soon. We also hope to get John's face in the middle...
Dario graduated from high school in Ames, Iowa, from Iowa State University, and from the Hamline University School of Law. His first association was with Nevada, Iowa, attorney Dayton Countryman. In 1987, Tysseling and White morphed into Tysseling, White & Zaffarano in Campustown. After Bill moved to California, White & Zaffarano Law Offices relocated to 621 Main Street, its current location across from the original railroad depot in downtown Ames.
Dario has no plans to retire. Ever.
Contact him at
John L. Dirks
John joined our firm in July 2015. A native of Sioux City, Iowa, by way of Ames and California, John graduated from Iowa State University and is licensed to practice in Caliifornia and in Iowa. His primary interest and emphasis is obtaining justice for criminal defendants, and he is very good at it.
Contact him at , on his cell phone at 515-215-0240
B. Joan White
Joan graduated from high school in Minneapolis, Kansas, from Iowa State University, and from the Drake University Law School. She started practice with Ames attorney Bill Tysseling in 1980 in downtown Ames at the corner of Clark and Main Street. Tysseling & White moved to the Chamberlynn Building in Campustown in 1985.
Joan comes and goes as she chooses in retirement and spends time travelling and visiting with her grandchildren. Joan is a Unitarian and a life long Democrat.
Contact her at (but don't expect an instant response).