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

“Skogerson Law provides friendly, fast service! I was more than satisfied with the results of my custody modification and always felt like my case was at the top of the to do list. There is no question that I will use Skogerson Law for any future needs!” - Jessica
“We are thankful to Amy for helping our family become complete!  Her caring and compassion really made our adoption process go smoothly!  She definitely holds a special place in our hearts.”  - Jana
"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
“When we started the adoption process and didn’t know what to expect, Amy helped us through the whole process. She got us information in a timely manner and we were able to do all the preparations through email since we live over an hour away. We will use The Law Shop in the future when the need arises!” – Bill & Elaine