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Shawna L. Domeyer

Associate Attorney

Biography

I grew up on a small farm in Holy Cross, Iowa and graduated from Western Dubuque High School in 2009. I went on to receive my bachelor’s degrees in psychology and sociology from the University of Iowa. During my undergraduate years, I founded the University of Iowa Sociology Club, volunteered as a computer mentor at the Iowa City Senior Center, and worked as a research assistant for both the Iowa Social Science Research Center and the Center for the Study of Group Processes. I graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2017.

During my time as a law student, I worked for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Iowa State Public Defenders Office, and the Criminal Appeals Division of the Office of the Iowa Attorney General. I volunteered with the University of Iowa Clinical Legal Program and the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic violence, where I assisted survivors of domestic violence with their immigration issues. I also volunteered with the Johnson County Crisis Center as a crisis intervention specialist, assisting severely distressed people through their most troubled times. I joined Hammer Law Firm in the autumn of 2017, and I remain dedicated to helping those with the least power in our society.

Education

2013 University of Iowa, Bachelor of Arts Psychology and Sociology

2017 University of Iowa College of Law, Juris Doctorate

Bar Admission

Iowa in 2017

Membership

Iowa State Bar Association

Dubuque County Bar Association

American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Awards

University of Iowa Full Tuition Merit Scholarship

AKD Sociology Honors Society Award

Volunteer Activities

Iowa Legal Aid – Expungement Clinics

Dubuque Rescue Mission