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Iowa, Council Bluffs, Roxanne Conlin & Associates, P.c.

Iowa, Council Bluffs, Roxanne Conlin & Associates, P.c.

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Roxanne Conlin has her own law firm in Des Moines. Roxanne Conlin has her own law firm in Des Moines, where she exclusivelyrepresents people who have been harmed by others, whether by discrimination,products, doctors or vehicles. She entered Drake University in 1961, when she was only 16, and graduatedfrom law school with honors five years later at the age of 21. From 1969 to 1976, she was an Assistant Attorney General for Iowa, where shewas head of the Iowa Civil Rights section and fought race and sexdiscrimination. She also rewrote Iowa's inheritance laws; toughened the state'sassault laws and blocked a merger of two major utilities that would have hurtthe average consumer. She left the Attorney General's Office to become a consultant to the UnitedStates Department of State for International Women's Year. In 1977, she became one of the first two women ever to be a United StatesAttorney. Roxanne put heroin dealers behind bars and prosecuted white-collarcrimes and corruption in public office. She also served as President of theFederal Executive Council, which is composed of the heads of all seventy federalagencies. Roxanne has devoted much time to individual organizations and causes andcommunity service. She founded and was the first chair of the Iowa Women'sPolitical caucus, and was president and general counsel of the NOW Legal Defenseand Education Fund. Most recently, she has been named by the National LawJournal as one of the fifty most influential women lawyers in America, one ofthe 100 most influential lawyers in America and one of the top 10 litigators. Her achievements have brought such honors as induction into the Iowa Woman'sHall of Fame and national attention such as selection in 1975 as one of the 44Women Who Could Save America and in 1976 as one of 44 Women Qualified forCabinet Position. In June of 1982, Roxanne won a three-way primary and became the Democraticnominee for Governor of Iowa. She was narrowly defeated in her effort to becomethat state's first Democratic governor in 14 years, and its first womangovernor. She has had many other firsts. She was the first woman president of theAssociation of Trial Lawyers of America, a 60,000 member organization ofconsumer attorneys. She was the first woman to chair the Roscoe PoundFoundation, a trial lawyers think tank. She was the founder and first chair ofthe Civil Justice Foundation, which provides direct support to grass rootsorganizations and disabled individuals. She was inducted in 1995 into the Inner Circle of Advocates, limited to only100 members nationwide. Recently, she was thrilled to have a law schoolscholarship named after her at the University of Missouri. She also received theRosalie Wahi Award from the Minnesota Women Lawyers Association. She married her husband, James, 37 years ago. They have raised four childrenand have four grandchildren.

Suite 600, 319 Seventh St., Des Moines, IA 50309

Fax: (515) 282-0477

Telephone: (515) 283-1111

Iowa, Council Bluffs


Civil Rights, Discrimination, Election Campaign & Political Law, Employment Law -- Employer, Legal Malpractice, Litigation & Appeals, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff, Personal Injury -- Plaintiff, Products Liability Law, Professional Malpractice Law, Sexual Harassment, Toxic Torts, Workers' Compensation Law, Honors and Awards, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National College of Advocacy, Diplomate of Trial Advocacy, 2005, Iowa Juneteenth Observance Liberty Award, 2005, The Iowa Shares Special Recognition Award, 2005, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Award, NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, 2004, Lifetime Achievement Award, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2003, Mary Louise Smith Human Rights Award, Des Mones Human Rights Commission, 2003, Elected to Membership, College of Labor and Employment, 2002, Very Special Arts of Iowa Award, 2002, United Way Award, Young Women's Resource Center, 2002, Named One of the Ten Most Influential Women Attorneys, National Law Journal, 2002, Mary Louise Smith Award for Racial Justice,YWCA, 2001, Marie Lambert Award for Equality for Women, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2000, One of Twelve Most Influential Women, Des Moines Business Record, 2000, One of the Fifty Most Influential Iowans, Des Moines Register, 2000, Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys, 1999, International Society of Lawyers for Public Service, 1999, Kansas City Association of Women Lawyers, Annual Roxanne Barton Conlin Scholarship, 1999, Rosalie Wahl Leadership Award, Minnesota Women Lawyers Association., 1998, National Law Journal, One of 'The Fifty Most Influential Women Lawyers in America', 1998, Woman of the Year,Metro Women's Network, 1997, Featured in Best Lawyers in America, 1995 - Present, Elected to Membership in the Inner Circle of Advocates, 1995, Elected to Membership in the American Law Institute, 1995, APEX Award recognizing excellence in opinion column writing for President's Page in Trial of June 1993, 1993, Verne Lawyer Outstanding Member Award from the Iowa Association of Trial Lawyers, 1993, Elected to Membership in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1993, Life Fellow of the Iowa State Bar Association, 1992, One of the women featured in the book More Strongminded Women by Louise Noun, 1992, Named One of 100 Most Influential Lawyers in the Nation by National Law Journal, 1991, Elected to Membership in the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1991, Diplomat of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, 1990, Outstanding Alumni Award, Drake University Law School, 1989, Woman of Vision Award, Young Women's Resource Center, 1989, Named one of the ten top litigators in an article in the National Law Journal, 1989, Iowa Citizens Action Network Annual Award for Public Service, 1987, Iowa Women's Hall of Fame, 1981, Omicron Delta Kappa, Alumni Member, 1981, Award for Outstanding Assistance - United States Secret Service, 1981, Special Commendation - Director of Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1979, Special Commendation - United States Postal Inspection Service, 1978, Chosen in article in McCall's Magazine November issue as one of 44 Women Qualified for a Cabinet Position, 1976, Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Dubuque, 1975, Chosen in article in Redbook Magazine as one of '44 Women Who Could Save America', 1975, Outstanding Service to Civil Liberties presented by the Iowa Civil Liberties Union, 1974, Martin Luther King, Jr. award for outstanding service, presented by Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of N.A. AFL-CIO, 1974, Outstanding Young Woman of Iowa, 1974, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in Government, Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in the Middlewest, Who's Who in Politics, Dictionary of International Biography, World's Who's Who of Women, The Best Lawyers in America, Published Works, Atla's Litigating Tort Cases, West Publishing Company, June, 2003, 'In Defense of the American Trial Lawyer', The Aspen Institute Quarterly, Spring, Volume V, No.11, Page 128, 1993, 'Loser Pays' Rule: Who Pays for Injustice, with Clarence L. King, Jr., National Law Journal, July (Reprinted in Trial Magazine, 1992, 'Making the Opposing Expert Tell the Truth', 22 Trial Lawyers Quarterly, Fall, No. 1, p. 50, 1991, 'Voir Dire Examination and Jury Selection', Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit, ATLA Press, 3rd Edition, 1991, 'Litigation Explosion Disputed', National Law Journal, July 29, 1991, 'Litigation Explosion - Tempest in a Teapot?', Trial Magazine, p. 114, Nov., 1991, 'Women, Power, and the Law', 26 Trial 22, Feb., 1990, 'Landlord Liability for Criminal Attack on Client', 35 Am. Jur. Trials 1, 1987, Legal Status of Homemakers in Iowa, United States Commission on International Women's Year, November, 1976, 'Government Policy and the Legal Status of Women', Women in the Professions, Ed. Laurily Keir Epstein, Lexington Books, 1976, Equal Protection vs. The Equal Rights Amendment - Where Are We Now?, 24 Drake Law Review 259, Winter, 1975, West Practice Categories, Civil Rights, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Election Campaign & Political Law, Employment Law -- Employer, Litigation & Appeals, Personal Injury -- Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff, Products Liability Law, Professional Malpractice Law, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Toxic Torts, Workers' Compensation Law

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