Roxanne Conlin, originally from South Dakota, attended Drake University in Des Moines, earning a B.A., J.D. and M.P.A. After working as a lawyer for three years, she served as Deputy Industrial Commissioner in Des Moines from 1967 to 1968, then an Assistant Attorney General for the state of Iowa for seven years (1969–1976).
Jimmy Carter appointed Conlin as United States Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa in May, 1977, making her one of the first women ever appointed as a US Attorney. Conlin has served as the first female president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA).
Roxanne also founded and was the first chair of the Iowa Women's Political Caucus and served as president of NOW's Legal Defense and Education Fund. Conlin currently practices law at Roxanne Conlin & Associates, P.C. in Des Moines.
IN THE PRESS
Roxanne Conlin is a fierce pioneer for justice. She has opened countless doors for women lawyers who wanted to represent people facing corporate malfeasance and negligence. She has never stopped fighting to protect individuals facing what can look like insurmountable odds. She was the American Association for Justice’s first woman president. She is a hell of a trial lawyer and a true hero to her clients and her friends.
CEO of American Association for Justice (AAJ), formerly known as The Association of TrialLawyers of America