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Joanie Lynn Grife

Workers compensation Attorney at Marshalltown, IA

5.0   25 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2003
    Status
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About Joanie

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I was born and raised in Virginia.  I grew up on the family farm.  I worked along side my parents growing apples and peaches and raising cows.  I was active in athletics and received a scholarship to attend Bluefield College in Bluefield, Virginia.  While attending college I played volleyball and softball.  

 

I moved to Sioux City, Iowa in 1997.  My husband played baseball for the Sioux City Explorers.  I started working as a paralegal, but had my heart set on law school.  I graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 2003 and moved to Marshall County, Iowa.  My husband is the baseball coach at Marshalltown Community College.  I have practiced law in Marshalltown, Iowa since 2003.  I also served on the city council and as Mayor of Haverhill, Iowa.  I am currently the President of the YMCA. I have three wonderful children. Liberty is 12 years old and I was blessed with twins, Ella and Brady that are 9 years old. They are very active in sports and keep me busy.

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Location

The Grife Law Firm
25 N. Center Street
Marshalltown, IA, 50158

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Posted by Nick | November 6, 2023
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Work Comp.
Joanie was great she explained everything as many times as needed until I understood what was being said. She has amazing staff and for being as busy as she is always made time to explain my case when I had questions
Posted by Suzanne | November 9, 2022
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Lawyer with compassion
I received a notice that my brother needed to sign off and accept a compensation for a Worker's Comp injury sustained at his "High-Profile" workplace within a few days of the notice. The compensation offered seemed ridiculously low, to me and I did not know what to do. My brother has some learning disabilities and this was a broken hip injury that was really causing him some serious problems. He is a cart-pusher, and I believe any of you could understand what a broken hip injury might be like, in doing that job. My brother insisted on working even when it was too painful, and was afraid to call into work for fear he might lose his job. I contacted Joannie Grife, and she agreed to see us and said she would be glad to help in any way she could. She got right on our case. She was always there when we needed her. She showed my brother compassion and always talked to him and explained everything to him, which spared his dignity. She took the case and worked to the very limits of her ability to resolve our questions and make a fair settlement. We are very honored to have had her represent us and will always be grateful for the way she handled our case. She never waivered when my brother sustained a 2nd injury later, and continued to work with us. I highly recommend this law firm, and especially recommend Joanie Lynn Grife.
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Posted by Melissa | May 31, 2022
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AMAZING FIRM!
Joanie and Julie were amazing to work with. If I could give them 20 stars I would. They were very upfront and straight forward with how the process would work from the very start. They always answered any questions we had along the way. Response time was great. Joanie and Julie are both very kind and caring individuals. They care about what's best for you as a client. We were beyond blessed to find such wonderful people to represent this case. I would highly recommend this law firm.
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Posted by Beth | February 27, 2022
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5-Star Review All Around
Joanie provided us EXCELLENT representation as she is very knowledgeable and motivated, and is very passionate about her job and clients.
Posted by Connie | June 7, 2021
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Satisfied Client
Joanie Grife became my lawyer after I was injured in a fall. She worked tirelessly to resolve my case with the best possible outcome.
Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2021
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Joanie and Julie
Joanne does a great job with her clients. Her paralegal, Julie, is very helpful as well.
Posted by Jo Ann | March 26, 2021
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Magnificent
To Whom It May concern: I am grateful for Joanie Grife. She is a wonderful person and an articulate attorney. She is understanding, listens, and lets you know what is going on in your case. She has given me the knowledge and understanding of the laws. Also, her assistant Julie Mull is helpful and wonderful in assisting you. I would recommend her to all who need a Workers' Compensation Attorney. Thank You! Sincerely, Jo-Ann Konchan
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Posted by Bryan | March 22, 2021
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Work comp
Omg where do I start? Joanie helped me through so much not only winning my work comp case but they contested my unemployment which you guessed it Joanie won aswell! She is the rock that everyone needs! She's not just a great lawyer she's a great people person she would be an awesome counselor aswell! She helped me through a lot of tough times going thru this! You Rock Joanie thanks so much!! However Joanie wasn't alone she has a great paralegal Julie! She kept me up to date on things when Joanie was busy or in court! Thanks Julie I put you wonderful ladies through a lot of drama & you stood by my side the whole way through! Deeply indebted! Sincerely Bryan!
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Posted by Nichola | July 27, 2020
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Amazing and compassionate for my work comp case
I got injured at work in March 2019. After months of searching for a Work Comp lawyer, I found Joanie Grife and I couldn't have found a better lawyer to represent me! She was behind me during the entire process, beginning about July 2019 until July 2020. At any point, if I had questions/concerns or didnt understand paperwork or the case process, she was there to fully explain everything and answer all questions. She is straight forward, very experienced, understanding, and made me more comfortable with my case, knowing she was the one handling it. She is determined and will push to get things done in a way that is in the best interest of you. She is the perfect combination of being empathetic and stern to get the job done and closing your case with the best possible outcome in your favor. She is compassionate and devoted to her clients. Joanie is a one-of-a-kind lawyer that I would recommend to anyone and everyone that is dealing with a difficult situation during a Work Comp case. Joanie and her paralegal, Julie, always returned my phone calls in a timely manner. When hiring Joanie, you will come to find that she truly cares about you and not the paycheck she will get from your case. She settled my case and did so very diligently. There are not enough ways to say "thank you" for everything she has done. She is truly a blessing and was amazing through the entire process! Joanie is #1 in my book and I would gladly give her more stars, if possible, and recommend her to any and all that need a lawyer for Work Comp or Personal Injury.
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2020
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Workers Compensation Case -No Buddy Better
If you need an attorney who will be there for you and who truly cares about her clients, then there is no question that you need to contact Joanie. My case was very unique and a very difficult for me but Joanie was always there for me, she has compassion and understanding and treats her clients with dignity she does right by her clients. To some this may not matter but for me it was a very important factor, I wanted an honest and just Attorney that would understand my Christian values and Joanie did that!! I recommend Joanie to everyone I know with a work injury! My husband was seriously hurt at work, while waiting for him to be taken to recovery after surgery I was contacted by a workers compensation insurance agent who was very unkind to say the least! My 1st reaction was to call Joanie, she took the time to calm me down and told me she would help me and she would handle things immediately all I needed to do was take care of my husband and she did just that! I did not get any more calls from the work comp insurance and was able to focus strictly on my husband's recovery, Joanie is there for here clients and gives every case over and far above 100 percent,I cannot stress the fact enough if you need a lawyer to handle your work comp case you need Joanie Grife there is no other Lawyer in my opinion that will be there for you during your case and After your case is over Joanie will be there!!
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Posted by Leon | March 15, 2020
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Grateful
When I first consulted with Joanie, I was scared, confused, completely stressed out and still hurting from an injury I had suffered at work. I was immediately impressed with her professionalism, intellect and confidence. This had a calming affect on me. Lines of communication were always open and she walked me through the entire process each step of the way. We won. I am very grateful for having met her.
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Posted by Tiffany | December 13, 2019
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Caring and Compassionate
Joanie was hired by my Dad, after he worked for 28 years at the same company. He put in more time and effort than anyone I know. He had always taught us to give everything we have and we will, in return get what we deserve. Unfortunately, for my Dad, that wasn’t the case. He did not receive everything he deserved. Joanie made sure that my Dad got what was long overdue! She never beat around the bush or told him that any of this would be easy. She answered all questions he had, even if he asked the same question 15 different ways! She truly wanted the best for him and I will never forget the way she responded when it was over and he got what he needed! You’re not just another client, or a paycheck, she truly cares for the people she works for and that was one of the best things I can take away from this. She is one of the most compassionate and caring people I have ever met and a simple, “Thank you,” just won’t be enough!
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Posted by Tabitha | December 13, 2019
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Blessed
Joanie was a great blessing to our family. Through her hard work and effort, she helped get my father the settlement he deserved. She was very straightforward about the process and everything that would be happening during the hearing. She is an incredible lawyer and really changed our lives. We can’t thank her enough! Thanks Joanie!
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Posted by Shelly | November 14, 2019
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Remarkably Passionate
Joanie was assigned to my work injury case and was very direct as to what the outcomes of my case could be. Joanie worked very diligently to ensure the outcome of my settlement would be in my favor... and it did. I am grateful for the services Joanie provided me. Without reserve, I would recommend her to anyone in need of a workers compensation or personal injury lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2019
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Work comp injury
Joanie was very professional and knowledgeable with the work comp laws and settled my case in a timely manner.
Posted by Shirlee | February 22, 2018
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Great Work
This is one of the best Lawyers I have ever had. She was very straight forward and fought hard for my case. Worked very had and got my case settled for more than I could ask for.
Posted by Christine | December 15, 2017
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Great to work with!
Joanie and her paralegal were wonderful to work with! Joanie was very straightforward in her approach to my case and treated me with respect and concern for my situation. She was available to answer questions whenever I needed and it was like working with a friend and colleague throughout my entire case. I would contact Joanie again if I needed a lawyer in the future!
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Posted by Dave | December 14, 2017
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work comp issue
Joanie has been a great help in my work comp case. She is very knowledgeable about the laws and works hard to get a fair solution to the case. I am certain that my case will be settled fairly because of her abilities as a lawyer.
Posted by Carrie | February 21, 2016
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Very Happy
Was more than happy with Joanie! She was very honest about everything and didn't sugar coat anything! She treated me more like a friend helping a friend rather than an attorney helping a client. Very impressed and highly recommended!
Posted by Gene Cummins | January 8, 2016
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Seems to be a Firecracker
So far I have just met Joanie and had pre-hire interview but she strikes me as a firecracker and not one to take the path of least resistance. I believe that she will work to get everything owed me. She was vary open about disguising strategy listening to what I had to say about it.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 30%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Walker, Billingsley & Bair
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Steffens & Grife, PC
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Kaplan an Frese
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Paralegal
  • Gildemeister and Keane
  • 1997 - 2003
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Education

  • University of South Dakota School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Bluefield College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997

Associations

  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • 2011 - Present
  • YWCA
  • President
  • 2010 - Present
  • YMCA
  • Vice-President
  • 2010 - Present
  • Marshall County Bar Association
  • 2003 - Present
  • Tama County Bar Association
  • 2003 - Present
  • City of Haverhill
  • Mayor
  • 2008 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Under 40 for the state of Iowa
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2013

Publications

  • Instand Publisher
  • Iowa Workers' Comensation An Insider's Guide to Work Injuries
  • 2016
  • InstantPublisher
  • Iowa Work Injuries, Car Accidents, Personal Injury, and Wrongful Death
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • National YWCA Convention
  • Immigration
  • 2014
  • National YWCA
  • Domestic Assault
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
Endorse Joanie
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Joanie is a great asset to her clients. She makes sure to cover all aspects of their case and works to obtain the best recovery possible. I would highly recommend her for personal injury or worker's compensation clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joanie works extremely hard for her clients and is a wonderful attorney. I have personally watched her prepare cases and she is excellent in the courtroom. She has compassion for those who have been injured and it shows through her diligent work for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Joanie is an outstanding attorney. She is not afraid to put in the hard work required to get her clients the results they deserve."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Joanie Grife is a thoughtful attorney who truly cares about the clients she serves. She is thorough, compassionate and is great to work with. Joanie is calm under pressure, and has always gone the extra mile in her research and case preparation. Joanie works very hard to get the best possible outcome possible for her clients. She is an exceptional attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joanie has shown to me over the years that she is hardworking and really cares about the people she represents. She impressed me so much that in 2011, I asked her to start working with us. Since then, she has helped many of our clients make a financial recovery in their car accident, dog bite and other personal injury cases. She has been a valuable asset to our office."
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Marshalltown Workers compensation Lawyer Joanie Lynn Grife
Joanie Lynn Grife
Workers compensation Attorney
Marshalltown, IA
Licensed for 20 years
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