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Allyson C. Dirksen

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U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals



Allyson Dirksen’s diverse practice focuses on the areas of agricultural law, employment law, healthcare law, municipal law, real estate, estate and probate, and general business law. 

Allyson’s background and education are rooted in agriculture and she continues to be involved in the agricultural industry. With this knowledge, Allyson helps agricultural businesses, farm families, and producers face legal issues unique to agriculture and the environment.  

Allyson also regularly advises employers and employees on employment policies and compliance; local governments on employment, municipal, and administrative matters; companies and individuals on business transactions and business planning; and healthcare clients on regulatory matters.  Allyson represents clients in both administrative and court proceedings with regard to these areas of law. 

Allyson and her husband are involved with a family farm operation near Danbury, Iowa, where they raise feeder cattle, corn, and soybeans.


Creighton University, Juris Doctor 2011
Iowa State University, Bachelor of Science 2008


Professional Organizations

American Bar Association

Iowa State Bar Association, Ag-Law Section – Council

Nebraska State Bar Association



“United States v. Cundiff:  Sixth Circuit Decision Makes; Rapanos v. United States Controversy (Navigable) Water Under A Bridge”, 43 Creighton L. Rev. 233 (2009)

“Environmental Law For Iowa Livestock Producers”, LibGuide at Creighton University Klutznick Law Library


Community Involvement

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Danbury, Iowa
Every Classroom Counts – Mentor
Siouxland Agriculture in the Classroom – Board Member
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland – Board Member 2012-2018
Woodbury County Farm Bureau – Board Member 2011-2014

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