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Colby Merlound Lessmann

Colby Merlound Lessmann

  • Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law...
  • Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota
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Summary

Colby M. Lessmann was born and raised in Sioux City, Iowa, and is a graduate of Sioux City North High School. Colby graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Business (B.S., 1996) and School of Law (J.D., 1999). During his law school education, he published a casenote in the South Dakota Law Review (1998) and was both the Managing Editor and the Production Editor for Volume 44 of the South Dakota Law Review (1998-1999). After graduating from Law School, Colby clerked for Justice Robert Amundson of the South Dakota Supreme Court in Pierre, South Dakota. In August 2000, upon completion of his clerkship, Colby returned to practice law in Sioux City, Iowa, where he practices in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota in the areas of General Litigation, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Probate, Landlord Tenant Law, and Collections.

Colby is a member of the State Bar Associations for Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. He is a member of the Probate Section for the Iowa Bar Association, the Woodbury County (Iowa) and Dakota County (Nebraska) Bar Associations, as well as a member of the Iowa Trust and Estate Council and the Iowa Association for Justice (formerly Iowa Trial Lawyers Association). He is also licensed to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Iowa, the District of Nebraska, the District of South Dakota, the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Supreme Court.

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Elder Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Collections
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate Law
Additional Practice Area
  • General Litigation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Iowa
Supreme Court of Iowa
Nebraska
Nebraska State Bar Association
South Dakota
State Bar of South Dakota
8th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
United States Court of Federal Claims
United States District Court - Nebraska
United States District Court - Northern District of Iowa
United States District Court - South Dakota
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Education
University of South Dakota School of Law
J.D. (1999)
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University of South Dakota
B.S. (1996) | Business Administration
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Professional Associations
Nebraska State Bar # 22298
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Iowa State Bar
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South Dakota State Bar
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Iowa Trust & Estate Council
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Iowa Association for Justice (formerly Iowa Trial Lawyers Association)
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Iowa State Bar Association - Probate Section Committee
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Woodbury County, Iowa Bar Association
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Third Party Bad Faith Refusals to Settle in Nielsen v. Boos
South Dakota Law Review
Speaking Engagements
Lessons Learned in Efiling In Iowa, Iowa Association for Justice Annual Meeting, Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa State Bar Association
Elective Share in Iowa, Iowa State Bar Association Annual Meeting, Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa State Bar Association
Estate Planning, Probate, Trusts & Wills, Siouxland Center for Aging, Sioux City, Iowa
Websites & Blogs
Website
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Contact & Map
Vriezelaar, Tigges, Edgington, Bottaro, Boden & Ross, LLP
613 Pierce Street
PO Box 1557
Sioux City, IA 51101
USA
Telephone: (712) 252-3226
Fax: (712) 233-3649