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Amanda G. Jansen

Amanda G. Jansen

also known as Amanda Grace Wachuta

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Employment & Labor: 85%
    9 years

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Erik S. Fisk

    Amanda is one of the sharpest people I know.


    Erik Fisk Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info



IAAuthorized to practice law200408/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Order of the CoifOrder of the Coif2004
The Morris A. Haft AwardDrake University Law Review2004
The Jeff Gilbert Memorial Writing AwardDrake University Law Review2003

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateAhlers & Cooney, P.C.2006 - Present
Law Clerk to the Honorable Mark S. CadyIowa Supreme Court2004 - 2006


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of College and University AttorneysN/A2007 - Present
Polk County Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2004 - Present
Iowa State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionN/A2004 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Lawson v. Des Moines Independent Community School DistrictSummary judgment for the defendant
Schmitz v. Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc.Partial summary judgment for the defendant
Stewart v. Des Moines Indpendent Community School DistrictSummary judgment for the defendant

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Publication NameTitleDate
Iowa State Bar Association Labor & Employment Law NewsletterE-Discovery Basics for Employers’ Counsel2007
Drake Law ReviewThe ADA Gets Even More Complicated: Analyzing Pregnancy with Complications as a Disability2004


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Drake University Law SchoolN/AJ.D. (with highest honors)2004
University of IowaCommunication StudiesB.A.2001

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Employment Law in These Challenging TimesADA Update: Managing the Changes and Effects2009
Employment Law Client SeminarThe ADA—Then and Now2009
Employment Law UpdateWage and Hour and the FLSA2008
Employment Law UpdateCompensation Issues Under Revised FLSA Regulations2007
Employment Law Client SeminarAnticipating and Responding to Workplace Violence2007
Lakes Area Employers’ Council (ECI), Iowa Workforce DevelopmentWorkplace Behavior Problems: A Legal Guide for Employers2006