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Jefferson Fink

Jefferson Fink

Law Office of Jefferson Fink
  • Gov & Administrative Law, Health Care Law, Estate Planning ...
  • Iowa, Iowa
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Biography

Jefferson Fink, the founder of The Law Office of Jefferson Fink, is a legal professional with years of experience in the Capitol and in front of the Courts. His academic experience started as a Senate Page, then later at Iowa State as a Senate intern, which allowed him to gain valuable insight into the legislative process. Jefferson's dedication to his education is evident in his simultaneous pursuit of a Master of Arts in Political Science from Iowa State University, writing his thesis - Law, Politics, and the Creation of Public Policy: How the Two Can Come Together and Create Better Public Policy, and his Juris Doctorate from Drake University Law School, where he earned the Legislative Practice, Constitutional Law and Civil Rights Certificates. This unique combination of academic achievements has equipped him with a deep understanding of legal and political landscapes.

In Iowa, Jefferson has established himself as a skilled and unyielding litigator focusing on professional licensure defense. He has represented licensed professionals throughout all legal proceedings, from initial investigative interviews to the Iowa Supreme Court. Jefferson has earned a reputation as a masterful and relentless advocate with a track record of success in small claims, estates, complex litigation, and appellate review. Trust him to bring his expertise to your case and achieve the best possible outcome.

At The Law Office of Jefferson Fink, clients benefit from his wealth of experience and expertise. Whether you need legal representation in court or guidance in navigating the complexities of Capitol Hill, Jefferson and his team are here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our services.

The Law Office of Jefferson Fink is here to help you with all your legal needs. Proudly serving clients throughout Iowa, Jefferson's virtual office allows him to assist you no matter where you are located.

Practice Areas
Gov & Administrative Law
Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
Health Care Law
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Wills
Real Estate Law
Residential Real Estate
Additional Practice Area
  • Professional licensure defense
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Iowa
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Iowa
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Attorney
Law Office of Jefferson Fink
Current
Lobbyist, Legislative Counsel
Capitol Group
- Current
Attorney
Sellers Galenbeck and Nelson
Education
Iowa State University
M.A. (2016) | Political Science
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Drake University Law School
J.D. (2016)
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Iowa State University
B.S. (2013) | Political Science
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Iowa
Member
Current
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Iowa State Bar
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Legislative law and Legature Update, Des Moines
This is a legislative update from this past session. A legislative law update was included on two recent Iowa Supreme Court cases that changed legislative law here in Iowa. Additionally, a detailed step-by-step showed how lawyers can get legislative history from the legislative website.
Legislative law and Legature Update, Des Moines
C. Edwin Moore Inn of Court
This is a legislative update from this past session. A legislative law update was included on two recent Iowa Supreme Court cases that changed legislative law here in Iowa. Additionally, a detailed step-by-step showed how lawyers can get legislative history from the legislative website.
Certifications
ADR: Masterclass: Mediation, Attorney Advocacy, Conciliation & Arbitration
Caulkins Academy of Dispute Resolution
Legislative Certificate
Drake University Law School
Constitutional Law and Civil Rights Certificate
Drake University Law School
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Website
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Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered
Q. Should my organization get a lobbyist?
A: An organization might choose to hire a lobbyist to represent them in front of the Iowa Legislature for several reasons:

1. Advocating for Interests: Lobbyists can advocate for the organization's interests, whether it's related to specific legislation, regulatory issues, or government policies. They can help ensure that the organization's concerns are heard and considered by lawmakers.

2. Policy Influence: Lobbyists can help shape legislation and policies that affect the organization's interests. By providing information, research, and strategic advice, lobbyists can influence the legislative process in favor of their clients.

3. Access to Decision-Makers: Lobbyists often have relationships with lawmakers, government officials, and key stakeholders. They can provide access to decision-makers and facilitate meetings and discussions that may not be easily accessible to the organization otherwise.

4. Expertise and Knowledge: Lobbyists typically have expertise in navigating the legislative process and understanding the complexities of government policies and regulations. They can provide valuable insights and guidance to the organization on how best to engage with lawmakers and government agencies.

5. Monitoring and Tracking Legislation: Lobbyists can closely monitor legislative developments and track bills and regulations relevant to the organization's interests. They can provide timely updates and analysis to the organization, allowing them to stay informed and strategically respond to legislative changes.

6. Coalition Building: Lobbyists can help build coalitions and partnerships with other organizations, interest groups, and stakeholders with similar goals and interests. These groups can amplify their voices and increase their influence on the legislative process by working together.

Hiring a lobbyist can benefit organizations seeking to navigate the complexities of the legislative process, advocate for their interests, and effectively engage with policymakers in the Iowa Legislature.
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Q. Should I, as a young professional, get a will?
A: Yes you do, and estate planning is easy!

There are several important reasons why a young professional should consider getting a will done and engage in simple estate planning:

1. Protecting Assets: Even if you don't have substantial assets now, you may acquire them. A will allows you to specify how your assets should be distributed upon your death, ensuring that your wishes are carried out and potentially avoiding disputes among family members.

2. Guardianship for Dependents: If you have children or dependents, a will allows you to designate guardians for them in the event of your death. This ensures that they will be cared for by someone you trust and according to your preferences.

3. Decision-Making Authority: Through estate planning, you can appoint someone to make financial and medical decisions on your behalf if you become incapacitated. Without these documents, such decisions may be left to the courts, which can be time-consuming and costly.

4. Tax Planning: Proper estate planning can help minimize the tax burden on your estate, potentially saving your beneficiaries money in taxes and inheritance.

5. Minimize Probate Issues: By planning your estate carefully, you may be able to avoid or minimize the lengthy and expensive probate process. This can also help maintain privacy, as probate proceedings are typically a matter of public record.

6. Peace of Mind: Having a will and estate plan in place can provide peace of mind, knowing that your affairs are in order and your loved ones will be taken care of according to your wishes.

Even for young professionals who may not yet have accumulated significant wealth, having a will and engaging in simple estate planning can provide valuable protection and ensure their wishes are fulfilled in the event of incapacity or death. It's always a good idea to consult an attorney to help you navigate the process and ensure your plan reflects your circumstances and goals.
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Law Office of Jefferson Fink
Des Moines
3616 University Ave
Unit 11
Des Moines, IA 50311
Toll-Free: (515) 720-9892
Telephone: (515) 720-9892
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 PM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed