Ashley Grieser

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Ashley is a seasoned advocate with a passion for effective client communication and a commitment to providing comprehensive legal support.  As a dedicated attorney, she understands the importance of creating a comfortable and non-judgmental atmosphere for clients, encouraging open discussion of even the most sensitive case details.  Ashley believes in transparency, ensuring clients are well-informed about the progress of their cases and delivering information in a clear, accessible manner, free from complex legal terminology.

Raised on a century farm in northwest Iowa, Ashley draws on the values instilled by her upbringing—hard work, responsibility, and respect. Her background includes diverse experiences, from her mother’s entrepreneurial venture in the bridal industry to her globe-trotting Semester at Sea expedition during her time at the University of Iowa, where she earned a degree in Political Science in 2009.

Ashley’s legal journey began with a pivotal internship at the Iowa Division of Workers’ Compensation during her first year at Drake University Law School. Under the guidance of the Senior Deputy Commissioner, she gained a comprehensive understanding of workers’ compensation law. This foundational experience was further enriched by subsequent roles as a law clerk at both a defense and claimant’s workers’ compensation law firm, ultimately solidifying Ashley’s dedication to advocating for individuals.

With a decade of practice in workers’ compensation and personal injury law, Ashley has honed her skills in championing the rights of those who have suffered injuries, whether from car accidents, dog bites, slips and falls, or workplace incidents. Committed to collaboration, Ashley views her relationship with clients as a partnership, actively seeking their concerns and goals to achieve a fair outcome. Her professionalism extends beyond the courtroom, as she values family life in Waukee with her husband and three children.

In her leisure time, Ashley is an active parent, enjoys baking, gardening, and occasionally delving into DIY projects. A committed supporter of the Iowa Hawkeyes, she attends football games whenever possible.

If you seek dedicated representation for your personal injury or workers’ compensation case, Ashley welcomes the opportunity to meet with you. Feel free to reach out to her at 515-996-4045 or via email at ashley@lawshop.net.

PRESENT

Licensed in Iowa
Iowa State Bar Association – Member
Dallas County Bar Association – Past President, Vice President & Secretary
Iowa Association for Justice – Member
Iowa Association of Workers’ Compensation Attorneys – Member
Blackstone Inn of Court – Senior Counsel
Judicial Nominating Commissioner, District 5A – Commissioner 2018-Present
SuperLawyers Great Plains Rising Star – Selected to Rising Stars 2019 – 2023

 

PAST

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Iowa, 2009
Iowa Division of Workers’ Compensation – Legal Intern, Summer 2012
Scheldrup, Blades, Schrock, Smith, Aranza, P.C. – Law Clerk, Summer 2013
Juris Doctor, Drake University Law School, 2014
McKinney Law Offices, P,C. – Law Clerk, 2013-2015; Attorney, 2015-2023
Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys – District 5 Co-Representative
American Bar Association – Member
Waukee Rotary Club – Board of Directors / Secretary
Waukee Chamber of Commerce – Member
West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce – Member

 

PRESENTATIONS 

“Work Comp 101” – Iowa State Bar Association Annual Meeting – June 2017
“Changes to Iowa’s Workers’ Compensation Laws” – Iowa State Bar Association Annual Meeting – June 2018
“Changes to Iowa’s Workers’ Compensation Laws” – Iowa Paralegal Association Fall Seminar – September 2018
“Lawyers, Marijuana and Ethics” (Panelist) – Polk County Bar Association General Practice CLE – November 2020
“Iowa Workers’ Compensation Update” – Iowa State Bar Association Annual Meeting – June 2021

 

Law Shop Attorney Ashley Grieser
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
“Definitely would say Andrea was a great lawyer and was there anytime we had questions/concerns. Everything we needed done was done, and we couldn’t have asked for a smoother, painless process. We did and still do appreciate the time she put into our situation and making our dreams come true about us finally becoming a family!!” – Melissa and Joe
"Working with Amy was wonderful!  Her advice and support gave me the courage to live life again.  I was content with the way things were, but after talking to Amy and going through the process, I can LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST!!  Thank you!!" - Cindy
"I cannot recommend Amy highly enough. She was everything I was looking for in a collaborative divorce lawyer: understanding, nonjudgmental, caring. Amy was prepared for every meeting and was prompt and efficient in completing whatever tasks became her responsibility. I could trust her to bring my best interests to any and all discussions; I knew she had my back through the entire process. I couldn't ask for anything more." - Ben