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
I am so happy I chose Amy to help me work through my divorce. She made this unknown process to me VERY manageable and “made it all happen” when I didn’t have a clue as to where to even begin. Amy has a warm and welcoming personality that made me feel really important, not just a paying client but a person who she truly had a big heart to help!! She wanted to hear my story and made sure to give me hugs when she knew I needed them! – Erica
“Whenever I find out Amy is on the other side of a case I know we will be operating in integrity and fairness.” - Kimberly J. Stamatelos, Attorney / Author of “The Compassionate Lawyer” / Co-Founder of The Compassionate Alliance
“I have known Amy J. Skogerson for many years. Over my many years of being in practice, I have found that lawyers who are successful are those who have earned the respect of their colleagues. Amy has achieved that lofty goal. She has earned the respect of her colleagues.”  - Patrick L. Wilson, Attorney, Des Moines, Iowa
"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