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As an associate with the BrownWinick Law Firm, one of my favorite parts of the job is that every day, and every client, is different. Whether I'm assisting in the review of your non-compete agreement, drafting an employee handbook addressing the needs of your workforce, or reaching out to opposing counsel to advocate on your behalf, I aim to give you guidance that is unique to your situation and tailored to your goals.

My Approach

I learned early on in my legal career that there are few aspects as fulfilling as establishing an authentic relationship with my client, working hard on your behalf, and obtaining a desired result that directly affects your livelihood, your business, or your family. Maybe it's a quick question you simply want to confirm, or instead, you have a complex issue that requires an analysis of several moving parts. Regardless, this is the approach I take on a daily basis. I believe communication is critical, and a face-to-face conversation over coffee or lunch goes farther than an email. I also believe that you need an attorney that not only knows how to research and apply the law, but also one that you enjoy working with on a consistent basis. I take pride in what we do here at BrownWinick and seek to always have that reflected not only in the services we provide, but in the relationships I have with you and your team.

More About Me

In 2015, I graduated from the University of Iowa with a dual degree in Communication Studies and Sociology. While I believe Iowa will always be a Hawkeye state, I won't hold it against you if you support the cardinal and gold. In 2018, I graduated from Drake University Law School, with honors, and was admitted to the Iowa Bar. During law school, I served as Executive Editor of the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law and was also active with the A.A.J. Mock Trial team and Arbitration team, winning the American Bar Association 2017-2018 Arbitration National Championship. I was selected to be a member of the Order of the Barristers, an organization recognizing the top ten oral advocates within each graduating class.

Outside of the office, I am involved in a number of industry and community organizations in varying capacities, including the Des Moines Young Professionals Connection and the Society for Human Resource Management.

My Specialties

  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Health Law
  • Litigation/Trial Law

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Iowa Water Quality Lawsuit Dismissed by Supreme Court

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BrownWinick Serves as Supporter Organization for United Way 21-Day Equity Challenge

12-9-2020   BrownWinick recently concluded its participation in United Way of Central Iowa’s 21-Day Equity Challenge. The Challenge, which took place from October 5 to November 2, served as a self-guided program in which participants were encouraged to engage in group discussion, explore ways to take action, and launch a lifelong commitment to improving...
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Discussing Layoffs or Other Cost-Saving Measures? Hit the Pause Button.

03-26-2020   As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, employers everywhere are being forced to consider layoffs, furloughs, and other alternatives. However, if your business finds itself in a similar situation, you might consider hitting the pause button. Late Wednesday evening, the Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security...
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The Contracting and Credentialing Process for New Dentists

07-9-2019 It’s a busy time for recent dental graduates across the state. After years of planning and preparation, you have walked across the stage and have taken the first step of your professional career. However, while exciting, this time can certainly be filled with unfamiliarity as well. Our Health Law team assists many new dentists as they transition...
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Workplace Burnout: How to Understand it, Recognize it, and Respond to it

04-4-2019 The United States workforce is experiencing pervasive, widespread burnout. Indeed, according to a recent study published by Gallup, Inc., of the nearly 7,500 full-time employees who participated, almost 25% reported feeling burnt out at work either “very often” or “always.” The extent of this crisis must not be overlooked. Workplace burnout...
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Paige Dixson



University of Iowa

B.A., Communication Studies and Sociology, 2015


Drake University Law School

J.D., with honors, Health Law Certificate, 2018


Iowa, 2018

Memberships & Associations

  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
    Member; Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Iowa Society of Healthcare Attorneys
  • American Health Law Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • UnityPoint Young Advisory Council