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 referred Amy to literally every person I know who is adopting (I think I'm at 3 and running!) and there is a reason for that!  Amy truly makes us feel like she cares about helping our family grow, and the best part is that I know it isn't an act - it is clear that she loves what she does and helping children find their forever families!” ~Elizabeth Skurdal
“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
"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
“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