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T. Cody Farrens

Divorce and separation Attorney at Sioux City, IA

5.0   5 reviews

About T. Cody

Learn T. Cody’s areas of practice.

With the Vriezelaar, Tigges, Edgington, Bottaro, Boden & Lessmann Law Firm, you get the experience of a large firm with the compassion and attention to detail that is only found by smaller firms. We understand hiring a lawyer is an important decision and usually only happens when something unexpected occurs. Our goal is to get you the best possible result as quickly as possible, so you can get on with your life. The Vriezelaar, Tigges, Edgington, Bottaro, Boden & Lessmann Law Firm is a general practice firm and can handle nearly any of your legal issues. If your issue is outside the practice of the firm, we will help you find an attorney who can assist you. 

A little bit more about me on a personal side - I am a native of Decatur, Nebraska, and I moved to Sioux City with my family after graduating law school. I have worked in the Courts of Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota representing businesses and individuals in a wide-range of matters - from simple to complex. The diverse nature of my experience means I have handled simple disputes in small claims, as well as complex issues reaching the state Supreme Court - and everything in between.

After working in a larger firm for several years, I began my own firm so I could better serve the clients I wanted to without the constraints that come with larger firm. In 2021, we merged with the Vriezelaar, Tigges, Edgington, Bottaro, Boden & Lessmann Law Firm and remain dedicated to providing the highest quality counsel and advocacy for the benefit of our clients. I now practice in a wide-range of areas, including criminal law, family law, juvenile law, personal injury, and workers' compensation. Contact me for a free consultation. If I can't help you, I will find somebody who can. 

When not working, my time is spent with my family, attending school functions, baseball games, and whatever else the kids are into at any given time. I am also an unabashed Yankee and Husker fan.

Licensed for 12 years
State SD
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 02/21/2017
State NE
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 10/29/2022
State IA
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 09/14/2022

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

Contact T. Cody

Vriezelaar, Tigges, Edgington, Bottaro, Boden & Lessmann Law Firm
613 Pierce Street
Sioux City, IA, 51101

Reviews

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Posted by chris | April 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
cody farrens
Mr. farrens was hands down the best lawyer I have ever had. he walked me thru every step of the custody process, told me all my options and the possible outcomes. he wasn't just all about the money he was about what was best for us and the best way for us to get there. I would highly recomend him, I know I'll never use any one else
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Response from T. Cody Farrens April 6, 2022
Chris, thank you for your kind words and recommendation. They are very much appreciated. I am always here for you, should you ever need anything. Just give me a call.
Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service - Great Results
I recently lost custody of my kids following trial with another lawyer. I contacted Cody, and he was able to win back custody of my kids. He was also very helpful and great to work with. I would definitely recommend him.
Posted by James | June 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
lease agreement
I hired Thomas to write me a lease agreement for a few properties I own. I had no idea where to begin or how a lease agreement worked. Thomas was easy to work with and was very punctual with his responses. I've hired lawyers before and always felt like I had to wait long for answers. That was not the case with Thomas. I was referred by my son and couldn't be more happy. Would hire again.
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best in the Business
I needed some legal advice in relation to a tenant I have. After contacting Mr.Farrens I felt reliefed and in control of my situation immediately. I just needed advice for this particular situation but wouldn't hesitate to hire Cody if it would have escalated. Since I've recommended Cody numerous times.
Posted by Jason | May 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
I contacted Cody after talking to a number of different lawyers, and he immediately understood my problem, and was willing to help. I couldn't be happier with the service I received.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-33%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Vriezelaar, Tigges, Edgington, Bottaro, Boden & Lessmann, L.L.P.
  • 2021 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Farrens Law Firm
  • 2016 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Klass Law Firm
  • 2010 - 2016

Education

  • University of Iowa
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Bachelors of Science - Political Science
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Beveridge v. Savage, 285 Neb. 991 (Neb. 2013)
  • Affirmed District Court ruling in favor of Tenant

Associations

  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association Mock Trial Program
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Woodbury County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Iowa Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Nebraska Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Law Firms–Personal Injury Litigation (Metropolitan Tier 2)
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Best Law Firms – Trusts & Estates Law (Metropolitan Tier 2)
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Top-Listed City Awards (Total Lawyers in Sioux City: 5 lawyers)
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Top-Listed City Awards (Total Lawyers in Sioux City: 4 lawyers)
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Best Law Firm - Trusts & Estates Law (Metropolitan Tier 2)
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Top Attorney
  • AVVO
  • 2017
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Publications

  • Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems
  • Shrinking Ice, Growing Problems: Why We Must Act Now to Solve Emerging Problems Posed by an Ice-Free Arctic
  • 2010
  • University of Iowa Journal of Corporate Law
  • Contributor
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Iowa Middle School Mock Trial Tournament
  • Middle School Mock Trials
  • 2022
  • Iowa High School Mock Trial Tournament
  • High School Mock Trials
  • 2022
  • Iowa Middle School Mock Trial Tournament
  • Middle School Mock Trials
  • 2021

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
Endorse T. Cody
Family Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Cody and I worked on opposite sides in a civil matter. I found him to be a firm but fair negotiator as we worked to resolve the case in the interest of both of our clients."
Estate planning
Criminal defense
Litigation
Criminal defense