Danielle D. Smid

Attorney at Law

Danielle Smid

Danielle Dixon Smid is a member of BrownWinick and is actively involved in the firm's Employment practice group

Danielle's employment practice includes counseling employers in human resources policies and procedures; unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation; whistleblower issues; FMLA; Iowa state and federal wage and hour issues; reduction in forces; union avoidance; restrictive covenants (non-competes, non-solicitation agreements and confidentiality agreements); discipline and termination issues; and drug testing policies and procedures. She conducts management training concerning drug testing and personnel issues and has served as an investigator for clients regarding misconduct, discrimination and harassment allegations.  Danielle has appeared in front of numerous administrative agencies such as Iowa Workforce Development and Iowa Civil Rights Commission as well as state and federal courts on behalf of clients. In addition, Danielle has represented clients in employment related mediations and arbitrations. Danielle is a frequent speaker on employment related issues for clients, human resources and other professionals and has written several articles in regard to the same.

Danielle received her B.S. from Iowa State University in 1995 and her J.D., with honors, from Drake University Law School in 1998.  She was admitted to the bar in Iowa, United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa and the United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in 1998 and to the state bar in Wisconsin in 2012.  She is a member of the Iowa State, American (Member, Business Law Section and Labor and Employment Section) and Polk County Bar Association. 

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Brooke Johnson


Iowa State University
B.S., 1995

Drake University
J.D., with honors, 1998


Iowa, 1998
Wisconsin, 2012