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Jean Pendleton

Introduction

Attorney Jean Pendleton has practiced law statewide since 1989, primarily in trial law. After practicing at several law firms in central Iowa, she founded Pendleton Law Firm, P.C. in 2003. Beginning in 2010, Jean and her son, Nick, partnered together in the law firm of Pendleton & Herbold LLP. She joined Dickinson Law as a shareholder in the summer of 2016. Jean is available to clients from bases in Des Moines, Grinnell, Iowa City, and Sioux City.

Jean is proud to be a fourth-generation attorney in Iowa. Her great-grandfather, Isaac Pendleton -- a pioneer settler of northwest Iowa -- began his practice of law in 1858 and was one of the first district court judges in the newly-formed state of Iowa. Jean's grandfather, Edmund Pendleton, was a well-known attorney in Sioux City and her father, Donald M. Pendleton, joined him in the practice of law in 1940. Donald Pendleton was appointed district court judge in the Third Judicial District of Iowa in 1965, where he served until his retirement from the bench in 1982.

Areas of Practice

Jurisdictions

Admitted to practice in the following states:

  • Iowa

Honors & Awards

National Academy of Family Law Attorneys

Memberships & Activities

  • Grinnell Chamber of Commerce, Chair, 1995
  • Kiwanis Club, President, 1992 - 1993
  • United Way Board of Grinnell
  • Methodist Foundation Board
  • Methodist Staff/Parish Relations Board
  • Iowa Peace Institute/Grinnell High School Scholarship Board
  • Grinnell Community Day Care Board
  • Iowa Association for Justice, Board of Governors, 2010 - Present
  • Iowa Association Justice in Deed Project, September, 2010

Education & Background

  • J.D., University of South Dakota School of Law
  • M.S., Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa (Magna Cum Laude)

Articles & Presentations

  • Presenter, "Divorce 101," Polk County Women's Bar Association, Des Moines, Iowa, July 26, 2017
  • Presenter, "Employee Fraud: What Employers Can Do When Employees Go to the Dark Side," Employment Law Client Seminar, West Des Moines, Iowa, October 26, 2016
  • "Promoting Diversity in the Workplace", Manatt's, Inc. Supervisors Seminar, Brooklyn, Iowa, March 11, 2010
  • Lecturer, Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation, Manatt's, Inc. Supervisors Seminar, Brooklyn, Iowa, 2008 – 2010
  • Lecturer, Demand Letters: Pay Me Now or Fight Me Later, Iowa Association for Justice, 2009
  • Lecturer, Sexual Harassment, Associated General Contractors Annual Convention, Des Moines, Iowa, 2006
  • Lecturer, Sensitivity in the Workplace: Paradigm of Fairness and Reasonableness, Iowa Ready Mixed Association Annual Convention, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 2004
  • Lecturer, Practice Pointers: Federal Rules and Procedure You Need to Know, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Des Moines, Iowa, 2002
  • Lecturer, Family Law in Iowa, National Business Institute, Des Moines, Iowa, 2002
  • Lecturer, Workers' Compensation Seminar, 2000
  • Lecturer, Rapid Fire Seminar, 1999
  • Lecturer, Family Law in Iowa, National Business Institute, Des Moines, Iowa, 1997
  • Lecturer, Now That I Have Impairment Ratings and Permanent Restrictions, How Do I Evaluate Disability In Body As A Whole Cases?, Iowa Workers' Compensation Advisory Committee, Inc., 1997
  • Lecturer, Women's Financial Information Program - Level 2, Probate & Wills, Iowa State University of Science and Technology/University Extension, Grinnell, Iowa, 1997
  • Lecturer, Legal Issues: Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, Iowa State University Extension/American Association of Retired Persons, Grinnell, Iowa, Women's Financial Information Program, 1996
  • Lecturer, Proving Claims Involving the Respiratory System, Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, Inc., West Des, Moines, Iowa, 1995
  • Faculty, Preserving the Record at Depositions, Joint Trial Advocacy College, Iowa City, Iowa, 1995
  • Lecturer, Hiring Practices for the Discriminatory Employer, Council on Education in Management, Des Moines, Iowa, 1994
  • Lecturer, Managing Leaves of Absence & Controlling Fraud, Council on Education in Management, Des Moines, Iowa, 1994
  • Lecturer, Council on Education in Management, Des Moines, Iowa, Plaintiff's Lawyer Speaks Out: Employers, How I Will Use Your Policy Manual Against You!, 1993
  • Lecturer, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Des Moines, Iowa, Preparing the Claimant for Deposition
  • Lecturer, Occupational Disease Law: Claimant's Perspective, Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, Inc., Des Moines, 1992
  • Lecturer, Workers' Compensation: Efforts to Save the System, Iowa State Bar Association, Marshalltown, Iowa, 1992
  • Lecturer, Recognizing Occupational Disease and Second Injury Fund Claims, Iowa State Bar Association 119th Annual Convention, Des Moines, Iowa, 1992
  • Iowa Mutual Insurance Co. v. LaPlante and Diversity Jurisdiction, Indian Country: What If No Forum Exists, 33 S.D. L.Rev. 528, 1988
  • Lecturer, Civic, Church, School, Social and Other Groups
  • Lecturer, Now That I Have Impairment Ratings and Permanent Restrictions, How Do I Evaluate Disability In Body As A Whole Cases?, Workers' Compensation Symposium, Des Moines, Iowa, 1977
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