Attorney Emily Kolbe Joins Ahlers & Cooney Law Firm

Attorney Emily Kolbe Joins Ahlers & Cooney Law Firm

Des Moines, Iowa (September 23, 2016)  Emily Kolbe has joined Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. as an Associate Attorney. She is a member of the firm’s Litigation, Higher Education, and Employment practice areas, representing clients in education, government and private business. She assists employers in defending various claims of retaliation, discrimination and harassment, as well as defending administrative complaints before civil rights and other agencies. She handles general litigation and advises clients on matters including policies and procedures, labor relations and contract issues, employee misconduct, construction matters, and compliance with statutory requirements.

Emily is a native of Grinnell, Iowa and received her bachelor’s degree in history from Grinnell College, where she was captain of its collegiate softball and basketball teams. Before law school, Emily had a two-year fellowship with the United States Golf Association’s grants department, and worked two years in the Grinnell College Office of Admission. During law school at the University of Iowa, Emily served as Editor-in-Chief of the Iowa Law Review, Volume 99, and interned with the Honorable Jon S. Scoles, United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, as well as with Ahlers & Cooney. After law school, she served for two years as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Linda R. Reade, United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa.

Emily is the daughter of Kevin and Sue Kolbe.

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