From the initial consultation to the end of trial, every Community Law Office client has a team of experienced legal professionals working for them. Our firm is driven by a desire to innovate and refine our practices to be as efficient as possible while getting the best results for our clients. We take advantage of cutting edge technology to streamline file management, research new legal theories, and quickly resolve cases. Every client has access to an online Client Portal where they can review documents, case filings, and communicate with Community Law Office staff. We compile and use data on jury verdicts, judge rulings, and even opposing attorneys to plan and prepare case tactics and unexpected legal arguments that work. To do our part to preserve natural resources, Community Law Office is one of the only entirely paperless law firms in Iowa. Like everything else, the practice of law is evolving. We believe no lawyer can truly serve their clients without offering the most advanced representation possible. We lead through innovation and win by working together.
"If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." -- Henry Ford
Attorney and Owner of Community Law Office. Benjamin Roberson practices all areas of law, and specializes in civil rights.
Attorney Benjamin Roberson applies broad experience in national and international law to every case he takes. Before opening Community Law Office, Ben defended cities and corporations in civil rights matters, which gives him a unique understanding of how opposing lawyers handle their cases. He uses this experience to fiercely advocate for his clients and get results. In addition to his litigation experience in Iowa, Ben has worked with refugee communities in Seattle, survivors of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, ethnic minority groups in China, villages in Honduras, and civil rights groups in Israel and Palestine. He is active in Iowa nonprofits advocating for the rights and advancement of people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and the development of the arts. In his spare time, Ben competes in triathlons, designs board games, and bakes (cinnamon rolls are his specialty).
Family Law Attorney. Abby Becker represents clients through divorce, custody, and end-of-life planning.
Family Law Attorney. Abby Becker represents clients with divorce, custody, pre-nuptial agreements, and wills. Abby’s personal and professional experience with family and probate courts allows her unparalleled empathy for Community Law Office’s clients. On top of her work at Community Law Office, Abby graduated with Honors from Drake University Law School with a certificate in Constitutional Law & Civil Rights. During her time at Drake Abby was a recipient of the prestigious Dean’s Scholarship at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She received accolades for her performance in academic pursuits such as mediation training, client representation before judges, and public interest law. Abby was a recipient of the Outstanding Clinic Student Award presented by the Clinical Legal Education Association.
On top of her exceptional professional and academic activities, Abby finds time to help care for her niece, volunteer for organizations providing support to struggling peers, enjoys concerts & music festivals, and taking her Boxer Lab puppy, Phoebe, for walks and bringing her into the office.
Attorney - Haley practices in Civil Rights and specializes in Employment Discrimination.
Haley is from Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. After graduating from Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School - Haley attended the University of South Dakota. She obtained a B.A. in Criminal Justice & Political Science. During her undergrad, Haley worked for the South Dakota Legislature for a session.
Haley graduated with High Honors from Drake University Law School with a certificate in Constitutional Law & Civil Rights. During her time at Drake Law, Haley was a study group fellow & was awarded the K.M. Waggoner Peer Mentoring Award., she was also secretary of Drake Law Women & Vice President of the National Lawyers Guild.
Haley resides in West Des Moines, IA with her dog, Lucky. In her free time - Haley enjoys going on walks with her dog, watching the Indianapolis Colts football games, traveling, and spending time with her friends & family.
Legal Operations Specialist Emily McClintic ensures efficiency in all of Community Law Office’s cases. She tracks case progress, manages file documents and deadlines, and is in charge of refining Community Law Office’s case processing. Emily has experience at every level of a law firm, including client intake and management, attorney legal assistant, paralegal, and file management. Emily is the brain behind all of Community Law Office’s phenomenal work. Outside of the office, Emily enjoys spending time with friends and family and her dog Boo (Boo is also the honorary office dog of CLO!), completing DIY projects and learning new DIY skills like wood burning and crafting.
Client Coordinator. Support to our clients & attorneys. She's the friendly face that welcomes everyone to our office.
Jessica provides help & support to our clients and attorneys by performing a large range of clerical duties, including: researching case information, scheduling meetings, and filing legal documents.
In addition to being an excellent written and verbal communicator, Jessica is polite & professional. She possess an in-depth knowledge of legal procedures & terminology. She keeps everyone organized by maintaining our calendars. If you're a client or have called our office, you've talked with Jessica! She's helped schedule calls, meetings, answer questions, or responded to you on MyCase. She guides clients through the litigation process and keeps everyone up to date on case progress.
When she isn't in the office, her family keeps her busy. She was born and raised in Cedar Rapids/Marion area. Married her high school sweetheart and has been married for 20 years! She attended Iowa State. Their teenage daughter keeps them busy as she's on a couple of traveling soccer teams. When they aren't on the soccer field, they love to travel anywhere that has a beach.
Lindsay is Community Law Office's part-time Community Outreach Specialist. She is responsible for overseeing the company's interactions with the public by implementing social media platforms' content strategies. Duties include analyzing engagement data, radio ads, billboard ads, identifying trends in customer interactions & planning digital campaigns to build community online. She assists with Press Releases, Social Media Posts, Google Business webpage, main website information, Blog Posts, Sharing News articles, and pulling data into monthly reports for the firm.
In her free time, Lindsay attends a lot of soccer, basketball, and baseball games for her children. She is a chronic illness advocate for Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) & Cerebral Palsy (CP). She resides in Hiawatha, IA, with her husband and 4 children. She enjoys traveling - anywhere with mountains & oceans - and any kind of craft (Cricut, woodcarving/woodburning, & cross-stitching)