David Strand's jury trial has been scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 5, in Winneshiek County District Court.

Strand, 54, of Decorah, is charged with taking more than $10,000 from a trust fund belonging to a client.

The 54-year-old Decorah man, whose license to practice law in the state of Iowa was suspended last fall, is charged with first-degree theft. Court documents filed in Winneshiek County District Court said Strand "unlawfully and willfully" misappropriated funds in his attorney trust account belonging to the Shiloh Deal Estate, "by using or disposing of the property in a manner inconsistent with or a denial of the trust or owner's rights in the property."

The incident occurred on or about Nov. 9, 2010, in Winneshiek County.

Strand also has been charged with commission of specified unlawful activity for unlawfully and willfully committing theft, "an act for financial gain on a continuing basis" from about July 20, 2009, through Sept. 20, 2012.

During his arraignment last month, Strand pleaded not guilty. His pretrial is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 20. Judge Joel Dalrymple of Waterloo has been specially assigned to the case.

Commission of unlawful activity is a Class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison and first-degree theft is a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.