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Sydney N. Ross

Criminal defense Attorney at Des Moines, IA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2022
    Active No misconduct found

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About Sydney

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Sydney grew up in the Des Moines area before attending the University of Iowa, where she graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Crime, Law & Justice. Following her time at the University of Iowa, Sydney graduated from Drake University Law School earning her Juris Doctor with high honors.

During her time at Drake Law School, Sydney spent a year in the Criminal Defense Clinic and Advanced Criminal Defense Clinic – defending misdemeanor and felony crimes as a student attorney. Sydney also was selected to participate in the Judicial Honors Internship through Drake Law serving as an extern for Justice Appel on the Supreme Court of Iowa.

As a result of her experiences at Drake, Sydney received the annual International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award, which is awarded to “a student who demonstrates an overall ability in trial advocacy by high achievement in trial practice, evidence, and pleading and procedure courses.”

Sydney’s practice consists of personal injury and criminal defense.


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108 Third Street STE 300
Des Moines, IA, 50309

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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2024
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Highly Recommended
Sydney was excellent. She communicated everything so well and I really felt like we were a team. She was very knowledgeable regarding the laws in my case and I got the best outcome possible.
Posted by Rick | January 28, 2024
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Thank you!
I want to thank Sydney Ross for the way she handled my case. It was difficult and required an extensive amount of research. Even though the odds were stacked against her in court, she represented me well. She shared my case with other attorneys in the practice who all supported her. All of the office staff were helpful and courteous. Sydney really cared and I appreciate her.
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Posted by Kallie | October 6, 2023
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I am writing to commend Ms. Sydney Ross on her exemplary handling of my recent OWI on a golf cart case in Allamakee County. Ms. Ross was kind, considerate, aggressive, and most of all knowledgeable about the application of law in all four of my charges. Sydney took the time to understand all facets of my case. Her prompt replies to my inquiries assured me I was in capable and expert hands. She was able to access the discovery materials to determine the inaccuracy of the arresting officer’s assumptions. Those materials also included the blood alcohol level way below the legal limit, which was the explanation for the arrest. Her attention to details and ability to ask pertinent questions allowed her to attack the charges and get 3 of the 4 dropped from my file. Sydney’s team of professionals were also expert and well researched in their responses to me. McKayla quickly replied to my questions and if she was unsure, she deferred to Sydney for answers. I would recommend Ms. Sydney Ross to anyone who is struggling with an unjust arrest or charge. Thank you, Sydney! I will gladly put my trust in you again!
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AVVO RATING 5.8 (Average)


  • Drake University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2021


  • Iowa Association of Justice
  • 2022 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • 2021 Student Advocacy Award
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • High Honors
  • Drake University Law School
  • 2021

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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've worked closely with Sydney on a number of criminal defense matters over the past few years. She's sharp, knows her stuff and won't back down from a fight. An advocate and a winner. I wouldn't hesitate to refer family or friends to her for advice and representation."
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Des Moines Criminal defense Lawyer Sydney N. Ross
Sydney N. Ross
Criminal defense Attorney
Des Moines, IA
Licensed for 2 years
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