Dana Wortman

Dana Wortman, Iowa Attorney

Dana is a native of Earlham, Iowa, and she is thrilled to now be back in Dallas County providing estate planning, estate administration, and tax preparation services to clients at The Law Shop. In fact, Dana loves TAXES! Unusual? You bet! But Dana knows that every tax return tells a story and The Law Shop is all about helping you write your own story. From current family composition and lifestyle to future plans such as wishes for loved ones and good causes, Dana enjoys welcoming clients to The Shop and answering their questions about those two things we’re all guaranteed in life – death and taxes!

Dana’s legal practice areas closely mirror her personal values with family being her own top priority. Dana and her husband, Dr. William (“Will”) Wortman, MD, Internal Medicine Specialist, were married in 2011. Their son Zieger, born in 2014, is on the Autism Spectrum, which Will and Dana manage as a team with ample portions of love and good-hearted humor. Zieger brings light to their lives daily. Dana and Will also parent a spirited German Shepherd named Kira. Summertime in the Wortman family means plenty of time together on the boat or the beach at Lake Okoboji. Closer to home, Dana loves yoga, watercolor painting, cooking, and canning homemade marinara sauce and salsa from delicious fresh garden tomatoes.

PRESENT
• Iowa State Bar Association
• Autism Society of Iowa, Board Member / Secretary
• Certified Mediator
• American MENSA, Member since 2019

PAST
• McEnroe, Gotsdiner, Brewer, Steinbach & Rothman, P.C., Associate Attorney
• Intuit TurboTax, Tax Expert
• United States Small Business Administration, General Attorney
• Peer, Nelson & Braland Law Firm, Attorney
• Iowa Center for Economic Success, VITA Program Volunteer
• U.S. Magistrate Judge Celeste F. Bremer, Intern
• Legal Staff for Governor Terry Branstad, Intern
• Drake Legal Clinic, Student Attorney

EDUCATION
• Drake University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2012
• Wellesley College, Bachelor of Arts, 2007

 

“I have enjoyed working with Amy on several projects over the years. She brings good ideas and much enthusiasm to the table. She also is open minded to other’s suggestions and willing to work on those ideas as well.” ~Phil Garland, Attorney, Garner, Iowa
"Amy was instrumental in helping my daughters through a very difficult time in our lives. Not only was she incredibly professional and always prepared, she was extremely caring. Amy always had their best interest in mind and was always working to help them." – Aric
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
"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