About The Law Shop

It’s not about a fight, it’s about the plan.

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Meetings by Appointment

Call to set up an appointment. 515.996.4045

Office Hours

8:30-5:00 Monday through Friday

Address

413 Grant St. / P.O. Box 252
Van Meter, Iowa 50261

Amy Skogerson

Amy sincerely focuses on the thoughts and feelings of everyone in her life: family, friends, clients and colleagues. The proof is in the many client/colleague relationships that have grown into friendships.

Amy is constantly in motion – working on fun projects and traveling with her husband, Erik (by car, motorcycle, Airstream, or airplane as student pilots), volunteering at the Des Moines YMCA Camp, hosting parties at the family vineyard, or participating in professional organizations and events that promote peace and understanding in the practice of law.
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Andrea McGinn

From the moment you step into her office, Andrea greets you with respect and a smile. She wants to hear your story and guide you through your legal proceedings with compassion and knowledge, so you can come out on the other side feeling heard and ready to take on the next chapter in your life.

Andrea grew up in Runnells, Iowa, on the family farm. She now resides in Pleasant Hill with her husband, Nick, their son, Nolan, and their two dogs: Leonidus (Leo), a Bulldog, and Ellie, a Lab mix. When Andrea isn’t in the office, she is enjoying the company of family and friends, traveling, or floating on a boat at their family lake house in Missouri.
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Cynthia Bahls

Cynthia’s genuine concern and desire to help others is apparent within the first few minutes of talking with her. Friendly and accessible, it is her ultimate goal that you feel secure and confident in her legal advice and fully supported throughout your legal proceedings so that you emerge from your matter whole, satisfied, and taken care of at each step in the process.

Since her graduation from Drake Law School and admittance to the Iowa Bar in April of 2005, Cynthia has practiced primarily in the field of family law, assisting families through divorce and custody matters. She also received her family law mediation certification in 2011.
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"I attended an Unbundled Services Training at The Law Shop in 2019 and wasn't sure what to expect when I walked through the door. We've all been excited for a training just to struggle to keep our eyes open throughout the event. But guys – this was a training like no other! Amy Skogerson and Andrea McGinn provided me with all the information, resources, and advice necessary to go out and crush an unbundled practice, all while remaining warm, inviting, and approachable. I have now completely unbundled my family law and estate planning practices and am LOVING the increased options for my clients. I could not be more grateful to Amy and Andrea for the time, energy, and expertise they have poured into this training. I could not possibly give a more glowing recommendation than this one for The Law Shop." – Dawn Hernandez, Attorney & Mediator, Des Moines, Iowa
“Amy has been a great volunteer for Y Camp, earning our Volunteer of the Year Award first in 2012 and then again with her husband Erik in 2014.  She will be Y Camp’s first female Board Chairperson, having already served as Vice Chairperson and Chair of the Property Committee.  She also organized a great community event fundraiser for camp.  Amy has been and continues to be one of our best volunteers, she truly cares about serving others!”  ~David Sherry, Executive Director, Des Moines YMCA Camp
“I have enjoyed working with Amy on several projects over the years. She brings good ideas and much enthusiasm to the table. She also is open minded to other’s suggestions and willing to work on those ideas as well.” ~Phil Garland, Attorney, Garner, Iowa
“Amy was invaluable in helping me through a difficult time. I was dealing with the overwhelming emotions involved in the divorce process. Amy walked me through the process and made it easy. She answered my questions, no matter how trivial and took time out of her day to come meet with me rather than making me come to her. Amy did a wonderful job of making a difficult time less difficult. Now I can focus on living my best life possible with my children.” – Kayla