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Specialties

As a versatile Associate Attorney at BrownWinick, I collaborate with a diverse set of clients in the broad practice areas of employment/labor and business/corporate. Even if I’ve never encountered your particular legal issue before, I will put in the work to learn about the landscape of your industry and the parameters of the problem. Whether it’s forming a business, navigating a tricky employment complaint, or keeping your operation compliant, I meet my clients where they’re at with a dedicated optimism and a stubborn commitment to finding workable solutions.  

My Approach

Ultimately, I view myself as a connector of good people doing interesting things, and if I cannot help you with your legal needs, I’ll do my best to match you with someone who can.  

My background in communications and public policy informs my approach to dynamic problem solving and client-empowered advocacy. As someone who takes the “counselor” part of my job seriously, I believe strongly in making the legal system more accessible; I do so, in part, through breaking down complex legal concepts and offering approachable, non-judgmental advice. 

I also like to learn about my clients as people (or in the case of a business, the people making the magic happen) from the outset—not just their legal needs. I find this leads to a better understanding of each client’s vision for what they’re trying to build or thorny issue they’re trying to resolve.  

More About Me

Before graduating from the University of Iowa College of Law, I earned a Master’s in Public Policy through the University of Northern Iowa and my Bachelor’s from Drake University. I also worked in communications-related roles, including for a national retail company, international startup, and large nonprofit. While living in Germany and traveling around the world, I also freelanced as a writer and marketer for a wide variety of publications and clients.  

During my time in law school, I represented and advocated for the interests of nearly 10,000 students as President of Graduate and Professional Student Government. I mentored Student Writers in my role as Note & Comment Editor for the Iowa Law Review and collaborated with amazing clients as a Student Practitioner with the Community Empowerment Law Project. I was also the Iowa Student Bar Association Representative to the Iowa Law School Foundation. In 2021 I was honored to receive the Hancher-Finkbine Distinguished Student Leader Award.  

What I love about the practice of law is that it allows me to tie all of these different experiences together in a job that demands continuous learning and evolution; it’s a career where staying stagnant is not an option. 

Outside of work, you can probably find me at a fitness class, cooking and baking, helping my husband (Zach) with home DIY projects, planning our next travel adventure, and spoiling our two cats—Matcha and Mochi.  

My Specialties

  • Employment Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Business & Corporate
  • Advertising, Marketing, Media & Promotional Law
  • Nonprofit Organizations

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Assistant

Kim Davenport

515-558-0888

Undergraduate

Drake University

B.A., 2012

Graduate

University of Northern Iowa

Master of Public Policy, Certificate in Public Administration, 2017

Legal

University of Iowa College of Law

J.D., 2021

Admitted

Iowa, 2021; 
U.S. District Court, Northern & Southern Districts of Iowa, 2021;
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2022

Memberships & Associations

  • Iowa State Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division, Judicial District 6 Representative
  • American Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division District 19 Representative
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Linn County Bar Association
  • Dean Mason Ladd American Inn of Court
  • Coralville Parks and Recreation Commission, Board Member
  • Iowa City Area Business Partnership, Ambassador
  • Johnson County Democrats, Central Committee Representative
  • Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa, Volunteer
  • 100+ Women Who Care: Hawkeye Chapter, Member