James G Rowe

James joined The Law Shop family of legal professionals in early 2022, however he has been practicing law since 2005. James’ unique style of legal representation includes making sure your story is heard, being a straight shooter about the strengths and weaknesses of your legal matter, and providing solid counsel in helping you move forward. He truly cares about the lives and well-being of his clients on a personal level, which is reflected in the way he sincerely treats each of them as valuable individuals.

James was born and raised in central Iowa. After graduating in the top 10% of his class at Grandview College in Des Moines, he worked in the corporate arena for several years before he and his wife Anna decided it was time for their family to hit the beach! With their two young sons in tow, they moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia, where James could further his education at Regent University School of Law. James’ most memorable law school experience was a criminal law internship within the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.

James and Anna have now been married for over 24 years. Their children include: Hunter, a teacher at Southeast Warren Community Schools; Justice, an engineering student at Purdue University; Grace, a high school student; and Lilly, also a high school student. James and Anna also enjoy a number of furry family members, including dogs Moses, Bosko, and Haven, as well as Firebird (the gecko), and finally Skip (the goat) – an occasional houseguest from the local Future Farmers of America organization. It’s a busy household to say the least, but they wouldn’t have it any other way!

James has enjoyed a diverse law practice over the years both in terms of geography and subject matter. He has experience in family and juvenile matters, criminal, real estate, estate planning, and municipal representation. James is also a certified mediator, having served as an Instructor at the University of the West Indies in Belize, Central America, teaching the very first class of certified mediators for the Supreme Court’s mandated mediation program. James and Anna lived in Belize to help a local ministry in establishing a safe haven for victims of sex-trafficking from around the world. James and his family returned to the United States and settled in Warren County, Iowa, in 2013. They love being close to their family and friends in the area and James loves the opportunity to work in both rural and urban areas within his law practice.

 

James G Rowe Law Shop Attorney & Mediator

PRESENT

• City of Milo, Iowa Planning and Zoning Commission – Chairman
• Southeast Warren Athletic Boosters – Board Member
• Iowa State Bar Association – Family & Juvenile Law Section Member
• Iowa State Bar Association – Real Estate Section Member
• Iowa State Bar Association – Criminal Law Section Member
• 5th Judicial District, Iowa – Family Law Mediator
• Belize, Central America – Certified Mediator

PAST

• University of the West Indies, Belize – Mediation Instructor
• Wayne County, Iowa Civil Service Commission – Board Member
• Lucas County, Iowa Magistrate Appointment Commission – Board Member
• Southeast Warren fundraising committee, Treasurer
• Journal of International Law, Regent University School of Law – Senior Editor
• Negotiations and Alternative Dispute Resolution Board, Regent University School of Law – Chairman
• James Kent American Inn of Court, Participant
• Regent University School of Law Dean’s Student Advisory Board, Member
• National Lawyers Association, Student Division, Regent University School of Law, Founder and President

"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
When I got married I never imagined that I would be divorced, but I think that's true of most people. 17 years later, I was a nervous wreck walking into Amy's office. She greeted me with a warm hug. After my nerves were settled, and I had told my story, she took my hand and said that it was time for me to stop taking care of someone who needed to start taking care of himself. I felt safe, and I felt ready. My divorce journey was not as difficult as it could have been, but there were some uphill climbs that I had to take, and Amy was right there with me. Always with advice, always with a kind word, and always with a feeling of positivity. I cannot imagine having anyone else represent me or my family. To work with Amy, is to work with more than just a legal representative. I could provide some small similes in order to really hit home with how pivotal she has been (and to utilize that English Master's degree I'm still paying for) and say: Amy is like a light house during a storm, she is the smell of your favorite cookies baking at your grandma's house , and can be thought of as steaming cup of hot chocolate that awaits you after you've been sledding all day. All true. Simply put, Amy helped my four children and I navigate a very difficult time, and begin our new life as a happy family of five We now live without being afraid, and enjoy every single day that is ahead of us. Amy helped us to get there.” – Kelly
“Amy’s approach to family law is to have a smile on her face and assure you that everything will be ok, because it will be. This is not a fight, but peaceful interaction between the parties to come to a conclusion that works for everyone. I never would have thought that mediation would work, and I was so wrong. My relationship with our kids is not one of weekly visitations, rather a co-parenting agreement that works for the best interest of our children.”  ~Jim
“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