Legal Resources in Iowa 

ASK Resource Center maintains a list of private attorneys and statewide programs that may be able to assist or represent individuals with disabilities in issues related to disability law and Special Education Mediation, as well as establishing competency, guardianship, and special needs trusts.

Legal Assistance Programs

The following programs may be able to provide legal assistance and/or representation at a reduced cost for eligible individuals.

Iowa Legal Aid
Regional offices and volunteer attorneys available across Iowa
Phone (800) 532-1275
www.iowalegalaid.org

Iowa Concern
Legal education and assistance available 24/7 at no cost via hotline, live chat or email
Hotline (800) 447-1985
www.extension.iastate.edu/iowaconcern

Disability Rights Iowa
Statewide legal and systems advocacy for individuals with disabilities
Phone (800) 779-2502
www.disabilityrightsiowa.org

Iowa Find-A-Lawyer
Statewide directory from the Iowa State Bar Association
Phone (800) 532-1108
www.iowafindalawyer.com

Drake University Law Clinic
2400 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311
Phone (515) 271-3851

University of Iowa Law School
386 Boyd Law Building, Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone (319) 335-9023

 

Private Attorneys

The attorneys listed below have experience representing individuals with disabilities and their families. The attorneys on this list charge for their services and it is your responsibility to discuss fees and payment schedules with them.

 

Special Education Law

Edie Bogaczyk
Bogaczyk Law Firm, PLLC
15130 Holcomb Ave, Clive, IA 50325
Phone (515) 443-9151
Email edie@bogaczyklaw.com

Robert P. Clower III, PC
Charnetski, Lacina & Clower, LLP
1022 Broad St, Grinnell, IA 50112
Phone (641) 236-4545
www.grinnelllaw.com

Claire Cumbie-Drake
Harrison & Dietz-Kilen, PLC
423 East Court Ave, Suite 200, Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone (515) 284-1433
www.hdklawfirm.com 

Bonnie J. Heggen
PO Box 859, Ankeny, IA 50021
Phone (515) 988-8132
Email bjheggenlaw@gmail.com 

Judith O’Donohoe
Elwood Law Firm
116 N Main St, Charles City, IA 50616
Phone (641) 228-8054
www.elwoodlawfirm.com

Mary Richard
Dell A. Richard Law Firm
845 Quarry Rd, Suite 130, Coralville, IA 52241
Phone (319) 354-9592
www.dellarichard.com

David C. Roston
Roston Law Firm
2000 Forest Hill Circle, Coralville, IA 52241
Phone (319) 321-5646
www.rostonlaw.com

Curt Sytsma
1961 Arlington Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314
Phone (515) 282-2747
Email curtsytsma@yahoo.com

Mary Jane White
402 Allamakee St NW, Waukon, IA 52172
Phone (563) 568-4038

 

Guardianship, Conservatorship & Special Needs Trusts

Matthew Bollman
Pearson Bollman Law
1415 28th St, Suite 160, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Phone (515) 727-0986
www.pearsonbollmanlaw.com

Sara E. Dewein
Cunningham & Kelso, PLLC
2824 104th St, Urbandale, IA 50322
Phone (515) 278-4200
www.urbandalelaw.com

Judy Johnson
JDJ Law Firm, PLLC
222 5th Ave, Suite 100, Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone (515) 505-7905
www.jdjlawfirm.com

Greg Kenyon
Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, PC
801 Grand Ave, Suite 3700, Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone (515) 246-5829
www.bradshawlaw.com

Robert Oberbillig
3663 Grand Ave, Suite 506, Des Moines, IA 50312
Phone (515) 277-0811

Thomas Tarbox
309 Court Ave, Suite 240, Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone (515) 875-4884
www.thomastarboxlaw.com