About The Law Shop

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


Meetings by Appointment

Call to set up an appointment. 515.996.4045

Office Hours

8:30-5:00 Monday through Friday


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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"Our daughter was in foster care for 725 days. Foster Care is emotional and filled with uncertainty. So when we were approved to adopt, Amy understood how important moving quickly was for us. Amy and her staff were so professional, understanding, and efficient. Our adoption went as quickly as possible. Amy and The Law Shop helped us complete our family with the sweetest, cutest little girl and we are so grateful! We HIGHLY recommend Amy and her staff. They will treat you like family! Thank you!" – Holli
"We contacted The Law Shop after a referral from a friend. We were looking for a slight modification. The Law Shop worked well for our needs, and we are very pleased. We will definitely call them again if needed." – Respectfully, Ryan & Mary
"It is always a pleasure to work on cases with Andrea.  She has incredible passion for her work as an attorney and true dedication to her clients. I know when she is on the other side of a case we will have a dignified process and an opportunity to find creative solutions to our clients’ problems." – Kimberly J. Stamatelos, Attorney / Author of “The Compassionate Lawyer” / Co-Founder of The Compassionate Alliance
Amy I wanted to take a minute and let you know how AMAZING you and your team were in one of the scariest, uncertain, overwhelming time in my life. Over and over again you and your team processed with me, talked me off the ledge, informed me, let me vent, gave me a hug, I could go on and on. But bottom line you took care of everything. You all aren't just a "firm" or "attorneys" you are loving, caring, supportive and so many other things wrapped into one. I am thankfully blessed and continue to be by you and your team. Thank you doesn't seem like enough. But me and my boys will forever be grateful for you and your team. Hugs and much love, Kelly