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Jennie La Rae Clausen

Divorce and separation Attorney at Davenport, IA

5.0   24 reviews

also known as Jennie L. Clausen

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  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 12 years
    Iowa - IA 19 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jennie

Learn Jennie’s areas of practice.

AGGRESSIVE AND COMMITTED TO HANDLING ALL OF YOUR LEGAL NEEDS!

Jennie L. Clausen joined H. J. Dane Law Office as a Partner in October 2009. Jennie is an Iowa native who received her undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa where she majored in Sociology and Psychology.  In May 2004, Jennie graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law with her Juris Doctorate.  While attending the University of Iowa College of Law, Jennie was a writer and an editor for the Journal of Gender, Race & Justice.  Following her graduation from law school, Jennie was a judicial law clerk for the Seventh Judicial District of Iowa and was a Partner in a Quad Cities based law firm prior to joining H. J. Dane Law Office.  Jennie has been active in numerous community organizations and legal organizations.

Awards

Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
2017

Location

H.J. Dane Law Office
1111 East River Drive
KSTT Place
Davenport, IA, 52803-5740

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by Dawn | October 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney
Jennie is a very professional, thorough, tough attorney. She successfully defended me against multiple attempts by my ex to not obey the divorce decree. She helped me get an extremely fair and just settlement in the divorce, and despite appeals or trips back to court, she successfully defended our position each time. We have had to file rule to show cause on multiple occasions and they were found in my favor, or settled (in my favor each time). I have personally recommended her to several people knowing that they will be in excellent hands with her. After 7 years, there are still issues and Jennie has stuck by my side and is there for me every time he tries something else. Jennie is very honest with her clients as well. If I was being unreasonable she would let me know what is truly possible and what is not. She does not like wasting time and will clearly state if something will be a waste of time, effort and money. She does not drag things out or suggest unnecessary things in order to bill. She is very fair in her billing and when she is working for you as her client, she is working hard and looking at every detail. She is extremely smart and very quick on her feet. In the courtroom, she is articulate and very direct with her questions being very prepared when she walked in. She spent time prepping me for court and I can honestly say that she was my strength through this entire ordeal. Having her fight for me gave me strength that he would not defeat me or get away with pulling the things he did. And he did not. As I said, she was successful each attempt that was made. I VERY highly recommend Jennie Clausen as an attorney and can say with 100% certainty and honesty that she will fight for you and defend you to the best of her ability. (And I feel her ability is phenomenal)
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Posted by Jeremy | August 18, 2016
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Outstanding lawyer! She is the very best we have ever worked with!!
We needed a lawyer who was going to be dedicated to our case. We had a very difficult child custody case. She has spent many of hours with us. On the phone, in person, or e-mail she has always treated us like we were her only clients. We won our case with her hard work and dedication. Even a year after our case was heard, she continues to be there when we have questions. We highly recommend Jennie Clausen.
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Posted by Jenn | January 5, 2022
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Very thorough and experienced!
Jennie was incredibly easy to work with. She has a very expansive knowledge base in regards to financials statements and ensuring you receive a fair settlement. She was professional, compassionate, trustworthy and assertive. I am very happy she was on my side! Going forward, should I need representation, I will not hesitate to call Jennie. Extremely satisfied with the outcome of my divorce settlement.
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2021
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Divorce Attorney
My divorce and custody battle was one of the most drawn out, stressful processes because of some very large issues that occurred with my ex-husband. Jennie studied my case and knew my history and story inside out and backwards. She answered every question and took every issue very seriously. She worked tirelessly for me and the best interest of my daughter. She was the calm in the storm for me. Her level of integrity is outstanding. Jennie keeps things very real with you at all times and wants to make sure you are prepared for any outcome, but she will fight for you every step of the way. If I ever need an attorney for anything again, Jennie will be my first call. I truly would not recommend anyone else.
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Posted by Bre | April 14, 2021
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Phenomenal Caring Lawyer!
Jennie has always put the needs of my children first and kept them always in mind when guiding me through this divorce process. It has always been about what was best for them and ensuring I was cared for as well. She would check in with me to see how I was doing as Covid and the courts delayed my divorce for quite some time. It was very refreshing to know there are good people out there that care so much about others. From the initial consultation to the two years after, Jennie has always been there for me. Jennie’s office was prompt and professional and I would highly recommend Jennie and her partners to anyone!
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Posted by Jessica | April 14, 2021
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Persistent, thorough and invested
Jennie is committed to providing excellent service. She has worked with me over the course of more than five years. She is responsive to email questions, patient with making sure the process makes sense and genuinely invested in making an effective case. I cannot recommend her enough.
Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
I hired Ms. Clausen to be my divorce attorney
Jennie, as well as her assistant, are very professional and straight forward. Jennie is knowledgeable about the law, her peers, and the judges. She doesn't waste your time or her time (this is a critical point). If I wanted feedback she gave it to me point blank. If my emotions were overruling my logic she set me straight. At the same time she is understanding and has empathy for the stress a divorce can create. However, her job is to guide and represent you in the courts and that is what she does.
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Posted by Ryan | March 1, 2019
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Jennie's a excellent lawyer
I hired Jennie to be my divorce attorney, she took time to understand my case giving me great legal advice plus putting the welfare of my daughter first. Jennie is well knowledgeable in law and did a fantastic job for me.
Posted by Bob | February 28, 2019
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Amazing Attorney!
I have used Attorney Clausen twice and she is absolutely incredible! If you want a lawyer who is personable, will gather every bit of evidence possible, will prep you on every question you will respond to in court, will dig through body cams/police reports, and will "Fight Like Hell" for you...then Attorney Clausen is who you want!
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Posted by Jennifer | February 27, 2019
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Divorce
Jennie is very professional, knowledgeable, hardworking, and thorough. I would and will recommend her to anyone seeking legal counsel. My situation was exceedingly complicated and required meticulous study and attention, which was provided by Jennie and her team. I felt like I was being expertly represented and protected regarding every point presented during divorce proceedings.
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Posted by Rachel | February 27, 2019
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Rachel Wester
Jennie did a very thorough job with my divorce! She was there to answer any questions and assist me with anything I needed!
Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2018
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Excellent Attorney
Jennie did an incredible job in my divorce and custody case. It was a very complex matter and Jennie was more prepared than I could have realistically expected. She knew the details of my case front and back, and was incredibly organized in court. She was professional, well-reasoned, and did a nice job separating fact from emotion. Without hesitation, I would recommend her to anyone I know.
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Posted by Brian | March 5, 2018
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AWESOME!
Jennie has always took care of my legal requirements from child custody and support matters to pre-nuptial agreements and wills. All around awesome family lawyer. Highly recommend her, you can't go wrong.
Posted by Matt | March 2, 2018
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Jennie Clausen
Attorney Clausen will not sugar coat anything. She does her job and very well I might add. It was obvious she put in her time to understand my situation. Amazing attorney and I would recommend her to anyone going through a divorce with children involved. 5 stars
Posted by Laura | March 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
There when you need her
Jennie did an excellent job getting me through my divorce. She managed my expectations, kept me calm during stressful situations, and gave excellent advice on how to handle interactions with my ex. She was professional at all times and helped move things along to come to a satisfactory settlement without having to go to court.
Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2017
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Exceptional Attorney!
Attorney Clausen and her team at the H.J. Dane Law Office are superb in their professionalism, knowledge, thoroughness and care of your legal issue. This is the attorney you want to have representing you in the Quad Cities for dissolution of marriage and child custody issues. I highly recommend this attorney. I have posted anonymously because my legal case is complicated and ongoing.
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2017
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Child custody
Jennie is a very personable attourney. She made me feel comfortable when I was uneasy. Pays great attention to detail and stays on top of things. I highly recommend her
Posted by Corey | August 17, 2017
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Thankful for Jennie
My custody case for my children is still not over but due to her prompt and thorough action she has definitely delayed if not fully eliminated my ex-wife's drive to take my children over 1200 miles away from not only me but the family and life that they know. I cannot express my gratitude fully enough for the things that Jennie has done thus far.
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Posted by Jan | April 21, 2017
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Outstanding Attorney
Jennie is a very talented attorney! She is a knowledgeable, proactive, efficient and was very responsive anytime I had questions. She took time to understand my unique situation and develop workable solutions. Truly OUTSTANDING!
Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2017
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Excellent Attorney
Jennie was very attentive and listened to what I wanted to accomplish in my case. She let me know when I was being unreasonable and thinking emotionally, versus rationally. When things weren't moving along, she pushed to get things accomplished. When the other attorney wasn't completing paperwork, she completed it to move forward in the case.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • H.J. Dane Law Office
  • 2009 - Present
  • Partner
  • Cartee & Clausen Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • State of Iowa, Seventh Judicial District
  • 2004 - 2005

Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Iowa
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Associations

  • Family Museum
  • Board Member, Board of Trustees
  • 2020 - Present
  • Rock Island County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Scott County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Iowa Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • District 7 Judicial Nominating Commission
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2022
  • Seventh Judicial District Family Law Mediation Committee
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Scott County Bar Association
  • Executive Counsel
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Scott County Bar Association, Barrister's Ball Committee
  • Chair
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Junior Leage of the Quad Cities
  • Finance Vice President
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Quad Cities Illinois Chamber of Commerce
  • Chair, Monthly Events Planning Committee
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Zoofari
  • Member, Steering Committee
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Gala Committee Member, Wish Granter
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Scott County Bar Association, Barrister Ball Committee
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Executive Women's Golf Association
  • Committe Chair
  • 2006 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • 2010 Recognition for Pro Bono Service
  • The Supreme Court of Iowa
  • 2011
  • Quad Cities Area Leader Under 40
  • Black Hawk College Foundation
  • 2009

Publications

  • Journal of Gender, Race and Justice
  • Editor & Contributor
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Lunch & Learn
  • Child Support - Best Practices
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (6)
Endorse Jennie
Unknown Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Jennie is tough, thorough, zealous, and knows the law. I have worked with her and seen firsthand the time and energy she puts into her clients' cases. Whether you need an attorney for a contentious custody divorce, or you need an attorney to help ensure that assets get divided fairly in an otherwise amicable divorce, I highly recommend attorney Jennie Clausen."
Family Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennie is an outstanding and sought after family lawyer in the Quad Cities area. She is compassionate, an exceptional advocate, and does right by her clients."
Child custody Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jennie is smart, hardworking, tenacious and driven to get the best results for her clients. She is the one you want in your corner."
Family Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jennie Clausen is knowledgeable and makes it a point to keep abreast of current law. She is strategically aggressive. She gives honest, straightforward advise, so that clients can make informed decisions about their case. She and her staff are responsive to clients and their needs."
Davenport Divorce and separation Lawyer Jennie La Rae Clausen
Jennie La Rae Clausen
Divorce and separation Attorney
Davenport, IA
Licensed for 19 years
Virtual consultation available