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Samantha Farmer

Attorney

Des Moines

(515) 282-7800

(515) 282-8700

farmer@hartungschroeder.com


Biography

Samantha was admitted to practice law in 2018. While in law school, Samantha worked as a Law Clerk for Hartung Schroeder for two years, assisting on a variety of matters. Through her time as a Student Attorney at the Drake Legal Clinic, Samantha fostered an interest in assisting clients with their estate plans. Samantha’s caseload will primarily focus on estate planning, real estate, agricultural law, and appellate practice.

Education

Samantha graduated from Indianola High School in Indianola, Iowa in 2011. She then attended the University of Iowa, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Communication Studies, and a minor in French. Samantha went on to attend Drake University Law School. While at Drake, Samantha was a member and captain of the National Moot Court team, as well as a junior staff member and Production Editor of the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law. While in her second year at Drake, Samantha was involved in a school competition which gave her the opportunity to argue a case in front of the Iowa Supreme Court. Samantha was chosen by the Court as the top oral advocate and received the Rodney L. Hudson Appellate Advocacy Award. Also in her second year at Drake, Samantha wrote a Student Note for the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law, which was published in the Spring 2018 Issue. Samantha was elected by members of the Drake skills and advocacy teams to be inducted into the Order of the Barristers. While at Drake, she earned a spot on the Dean’s List every semester, as well as earning Academic Achievement Awards for Land Use Control and Real Estate Transactions. Samantha earned her law degree from Drake in 2018 with High Honors and as a member of Order of the Coif.

Selected Publications

Samantha Farmer, Note, Environmental and Nuisance Regulations in Iowa: Something to Raise a Stink Over?, 23 Drake J. Agric. L. 79 (2018).

Professional Membership and Honors

  • Order of the Barristers
  • Order of the Coif
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Division, Iowa State Bar Association

 

Family

Samantha enjoys spending time with her parents, sister, and dog.

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