Brown, Winick, Graves, Gross and Baskerville, P.L.C.
I decided I wanted to become an attorney as a teenager. I thought I had what it took, because I liked to write and most of all, I liked to argue. After nearly two decades as an attorney at BrownWinick, I have learned that being an attorney is so much more. It’s about building a relationship with each client, getting to know them and their legal issues, and understanding the law as well as practical issues. Being an attorney is also about building relationships with opposing counsel or others in relevant industries in order to use those relationships when necessary to move a client’s case forward. While I originally planned to be a criminal prosecutor, my path at BrownWinick has taken me into litigation and administrative law, where I often pursue cases for clients who have been directly impacted by the enforcement of state statutes and state administrative agency decisions and rules. This includes actions impacting health care providers, licensed professionals, agricultural producers and government bidders and contractors.
As a litigator, I’m always ready for the argument, but I’m also ready to find a solution that makes sense for each client – even if that does not include filing a lawsuit. It is important to look for solutions that can help avoid the risk that is inherent in a trial, and I believe every client should be well informed about their options. When a trial or administrative hearing is the only solution, I am always well prepared and know the case inside and out. I will always be a strong advocate for my client’s and their legal position, and I will ensure the decision-maker is well informed of the law supporting my client’s position. If an appeal is required, I can ensure that each client will have a top-notch written brief submitted to the appeals court and that I will always be well prepared for oral arguments.
More About Me:
In 2001, I received my law degree, with highest honors, from Drake Law School, and I graduated from Drake University in 1998, magna cum laude, with a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology. I have been selected by Best Lawyers in America for Litigation – Health Care, as a Great Plains Super Lawyer in the area of Business Litigation and by Chambers USA for Litigation. I have been involved in Komen Greater Iowa since 2012 as a Board Member and have served as its Board President. In addition, I serve as President of the Pink Tractor Foundation, which provides financial support to Iowans dealing with a cancer diagnosis. In my spare time, you can often find me fundraising, planning events, organizing teams for the More than Pink Walk or the Autism Speaks Walk, or training for the Komen 3-Day 60 Mile walk that I have completed each year since 2012.