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Hannah Vellinga

Criminal defense Attorney at Sioux City, IA

4.0   4 reviews

About Hannah

Learn Hannah’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I practice in all areas of criminal defense in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota: from misdemeanors to more serious felonies, including but not limited to: DUI/DWI, drug offenses, assault charges (including domestic assault matters), child endangerment, etc. and also handle appeals and postconviction relief actions based on criminal charges.

    10 years

  2. Litigation
    I handle all sorts of litigation matters and am licensed to practice in Iowa (State and Federal), Nebraska and South Dakota.

    10 years

  3. Social Security & Disability

    10 years

  4. Appeals

  5. DUI and DWI

  6. Sex crime

I am a partner at the Corbett, Anderson, Corbett, Vellinga & Irvin, LLP law firm in Sioux City, Iowa.  Being born and raised in Sioux City, I was delighted to return home to practice law.  I have been practicing for four years and became a partner in the firm in July 2016.  I am also on the Board of the Siouxland Center for Active Generations.

I maintain a general practice, which consists of criminal defense (OWI/DUI, Drug Offenses, Assaults of all kinds, Probation and Parole Violations, CDL traffic offenses, etc.), Family law, Social Security Disability, General Civil Litigation and Bankruptcy.

Outside of work, I go to as many music concerts as I can, play with my dog and spending time with my friends and family.


Licensed for 10 years
State SD
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 11/02/2016
State NE
Status Inactive
Acquired 2013
Updated 10/16/2022
State IA
Status Exempt
Acquired 2012
Updated 09/14/2022

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

Contact Hannah

Corbett, Anderson, Corbett, Vellinga & Irvin, L.L.P.
423 6th St Ste 400
Po Box 3527
Sioux City, IA, 51101-1218


4.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by Jonathon Lyle Lariviere | April 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Willing to help those who need help.
After I became under investigation, Hannah was able to get me cleared in less then a week. I would recommend anyone to contact her for representation. I was accused of a horrible crime. I less then a week Hannah was able to get the case closed and me from being charged with a crime I was innocent of. No other lawyer was willing to help me, but she took my case and got the case closed. I thank you Hannah for the time you took to help me.
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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Ms. Vellinga
I highly recommend Hannah Vellinga for any legal services you may need. Ms. Vellinga represented my family member in a very sensitive, complex legal matter and always displayed the highest level of integrity and professionalism. She was dedicated to the case and doggedly pursued even the small details of the case that ended up making a big impact in the outcome. My family and I could not be happier with her services. I also greatly enjoyed working with her and the law firm. All were very friendly and most helpful navigating a very complicated legal system.
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Posted by Paul | December 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome job
When we contacted Miss Vellingai had been locked up for a few years already and was out last chance for a pcr. The next three years Miss Vellinga worked and worked and worked and fought and fought and fought for me and my family. She is wonderful and very smart. Best attorney and I highly highly recommend her!
Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Doesn't follow through
She was quick to make a plan and put my mind at ease, then didn't follow through with any of it. She missed court deadlines that resulted in limited options. She neglected to provide me with very important information relevant to my case; things which would have influenced my decisions. This mistakes were expensive and have caused great hardship. I do believe she had good intentions but when she was needed, she realized the mistakes she had made and went completely MIA. If you want the peace of mind that your attorney is doing everything possible to represent you, I would highly recommend rolling the dice with a different attorney. This attorney is still very much a novice in the field with much to learn about the law as well as people.
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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.6 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Corbett, Anderson, Corbett, Vellinga & Irvin
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate
  • Corbett, Anderson, Corbett, Vellinga & Irvin
  • 2012 - 2016


  • University of Arkansas
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2009

Legal Cases

  • Paul Hill v. State of Iowa
  • Court of Appeals and Supreme Court Ruled in our cilent's favor, client was granted a new trial and after suppressing evidence unlawfully obtained or unlawful to be used at trial, obtained a favorable plea deal for client.


  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • South Dakota State Bar
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Woodbury County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Best General Practice Firm, Midwest & Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Women In Business Worldwide
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (8)
Criminal defense Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Hannah knows her stuff, and she wins. Those are the two top qualities you want in a lawyer. Period."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."