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Experienced. Efficient. Effective.


Contact Us

515-608-4797

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Our Vision

It is our firm’s mission to provide high quality legal services in our fields of expertise, to keep pace with and to anticipate the needs of those existing and potential business and individual clients we serve in the Midwest, in a manner that adheres to the highest standards of excellence and integrity, in a timely manner, and at fees that our clients are willing and able to pay and that are fair to our firm.


Real estate

For over 14 years, Jason Laughlin has represented clients in all proceedings and transactions dealing with residential and commercial real property including purchase and sale, construction, mortgages and foreclosures, leases, land use and zoning, title examinations, quiet title actions, closings, landlord/tenant disputes, and management. He's an Iowa Title Guaranty Participant, and acts as a Field Issuer of Commitments and Certificates. Laughlin Law assists buyers, sellers, agents and lenders with all facets of real estate transactions.  We work with an experienced team of support professionals to ensure that residential and commercial real estate clients receive a prompt response to all inquiries and accurate and efficient production of documents.

*Title Commitments for purchases are issued within 24 hours of abstract receipt.

*Title Commitments for refinances are issued within 72 hours of title order (Form 900 search time included).

*A preliminary CD accompanies Commitment issuance.

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Corporate law

We provide a comprehensive scope of services to our corporate clients including assisting in selecting the type of organizational entity under which to operate, negotiating and preparing business agreements, assisting in the sale and purchase of a business, obtaining financing and funding for business operations, devising a sound corporate compliance regimen, and assisting in dissolution or business succession. See More

CRIMINAL law

Iowa criminal defense attorney, Laura M. Barnaby, zealously guides clients through the complications of today’s legal system with empathy and understanding. She knows that your case is your life, and you are seeking unwavering attention to detail and the most experienced and skilled representation you can find.

As a seasoned former criminal prosecutor and defense attorney with the Story County Public Defender’s Office, Laura has tried dozens of cases in Iowa State Courts and has a reputation for getting results. She has a proven trial track record for winning complex cases that require the utmost skill and experience. Every day she fights for our clients in courthouses across central Iowa. She knows the judges, the prosecutors, the courthouse procedures, and the laws that apply to your case. She has represented people in almost every type of criminal case, including, but not limited to:  operating while intoxicated (OWI); drug charges; kidnapping; gun charges; sexual assault; domestic abuse assault; willful injury; burglary, robbery, theft; fraud; and murder defense.

Contracts

Our firm has experience drafting, negotiating, and reviewing all types of contracts, whether commercial or private, including sales contracts, business agreements, leases, real estate contracts, and employment contracts. An experienced attorney can help you avoid future legal problems through proper drafting and by explaining your contractual rights and duties. See More

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Our Attorneys


Our Attorneys


Jason Laughlin

Managing Member

Jason Laughlin is the managing member of Laughlin Law Firm, PLC, an Iowa general practice law firm whose practice includes, but is not limited to, real property and corporate law.

Areas of Practice

  • Residential Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Corporate Law and Business Organization
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Securities Analysis
  • Contract Litigation
  • Mortgages & Foreclosures

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois

Education

  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa, 2001, Juris Doctorate
  • University of Iowa, B.A. in Communication Studies/Rhetoric

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

LAURA BARNABY

ASSOCIATE

Laura M. Barnaby is a Senior Associate with Laughlin Law Firm. Laura is an experienced litigation attorney having spent her first two years in practice as a prosecutor and over five years as a public defender. Laura has successfully tried dozens of cases in her career resulting in numerous positive jury verdicts, including a not guilty verdict in a kidnapping trial. She is a hardworking, zealous advocate for her clients with extensive courtroom experience.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Litigation
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Business Organization

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa

Education

  • Drake University School of Law, Des Moines, Iowa, 2009, Juris Doctorate
  • Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, 2006, B.A. Political Science and minor in Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
 
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