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Legal Resources in Iowa

Special Education Mediation - Guardianship - Conservatorship -Special Needs Trusts


Last Updated 3/1/2024

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mary Richard
Dell A. Richard Law Firm
845 Quarry Road, Suite 130, Coralville, IA 52241

Judith O'Donohoe
Elwood Law Firm
116 North Main Street, Charles City, IA 50616
Phone: (641) 228-8054


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

Guardianship, Conservatorship & Special Needs Trusts


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

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

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

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

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

Virginia Wilbur
Trent Law Iowa
3429 Midway Drive, Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Phone: 319-277-1610