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Practice Areas

Represents clients, employers and executives in the areas of employment, workers' compensation and business immigration law. Assists employers with policy development and enforcement, non-competes and other restrictive covenants, business visas and compliance with immigration laws, complex disability/FMLA issues, litigation and workers' compensation strategy and provides training on drug testing, harassment and FMLA issues.


Chair of the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women, serves on the Iowa Department of Human Rights Board, is a member of the Board of Directors for the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center, a member of the Board of Directors of House of Mercy and is a graduate of and a past member of the Board of Governors of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute.

Professional Memberships

Member of the Polk County and Iowa State Bar Associations, American Immigration Lawyer's Association and the Iowa Association of Workers’ Compensation Attorneys.


Drake University Law School (J.D., with honors, 2002). Licensed to practice before the U.S. District Courts, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa and the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.