About Our Des Moines Law Firm

We are a full-service law firm that has been built upon providing top-notch service coupled with in-depth legal knowledge and acumen. These hallmarks have provided our firm with a history of success while providing our clients with the sense that they are a part of our family that have made many of our clients return to us in the future for ongoing or different legal needs.

Full-Service Legal Firm

We are a full-service legal firm composed of a skilled and experienced team of lawyers and staff who are qualified to help you with a broad range of legal needs. Unlike many law firms today who specialize in a particular niche area of a particular kind of law, we specialize in many different areas. This means that we can offer a wide range of services to our clients that can help to simplify their legal needs.

The following are just a few of the different kinds of cases and legal needs we have helped clients with in the recent past:

  • Boating Accidents
  • Business Law
  • Car Accidents
  • Child Abuse & Injury
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action Lawsuits
  • Construction Accidents
  • Defamation
  • Dog Bites and Other Pet Related Injuries
  • Dram Shop Claims
  • Drunk Driving Accidents
  • Elder LAW
  • Estate Planning
  • Faulty / Dangerous Products
  • Financial Planning
  • LGBT Rights & Advocacy
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Negligent Skier Accidents
  • Nursing Home Abuse / Neglect
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceutical & Dangerous Medication
  • Police Brutality
  • Probate
  • Property Liability
  • Recreational Vehicle Accidents
  • Semi-truck Accidents
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Wrongful Death


Depending on your legal needs, you may need our help just once or twice in your lifetime or you may have ongoing legal needs, but regardless of the frequency you need us, we will be there for you. Already having a team of legal professionals on your side that you know and trust can save all sorts of worry, time, hassles and money when unexpected legal needs arise.

Who We Are

Our dedicated team of lawyers come from diverse backgrounds and bring much more experience to the table than simply having a law degree and experience practicing within a particular area or two of law. Many of us have done work and had careers outside of law and within different branches of law that give our team an edge over those at other firms. Our multidisciplinary passions outside of law help to give us insight, information, understanding, and the creativity needed to be able to think outside the box when it comes to how to best meet our clients’ legal needs.

We are people who are passionate about being able to help others and feel fortunate that we get to do this as a part of our daily work. Our communicative team works together with each other and our clients to ensure that we are providing them with the highest level of legal services. Our drive and success in doing this are just a few of the reasons that so many clients come back to us when they have new and/or ongoing legal needs.

Contact the Law Group of Iowa for a free consultation to find out how we can best serve you.

Our Legal Team

Meet Our Team

Christopher Johnston is a founding partner of the Law Group of Iowa. He is an experienced trial lawyer who has successfully handled many car accidents, civil rights/police brutality claims, dram shop cases, motorcycle accidents, pharmaceutical cases, semi-truck accidents, wrongful death, and more.
Chris is a founding partner of Law Group of Iowa. He got his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Newly out of university, Chris worked as a claims adjuster for a well-known and highly-respected insurance company.
Jason’s practice is primarily focused on elder law and estate planning. He enjoys helping clients plan for the future and protect the things they have spent their life working for.

Jason Yates


Patty Nearmeyer


Taylor Haltom

Legal Assistant

Paula Carlson

Law Clerk