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Lance D. Ehmcke

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



Lance Ehmcke’s general practice includes transactional matters and related dispute resolution. He advises clients in the areas of agricultural law, corporate formation and business transactions, estate planning, real estate, tax issues, and probate law. Lance is a family farm operator with his brother near Cleghorn, Iowa.

Lance served as an attorney Law Clerk for The Honorable Ronald E. Longstaff in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.

Earlier, Lance served as a U.S. Navy Supply Corps Officer. He is a Vietnam veteran. Lance retired as a Captain in the Naval Reserve in 2002.


Drake University, Juris Doctor 1980
Iowa State University, Bachelor of Science 1972


Professional Organizations

American Bar Association
Iowa State Bar Association, Ag-Law Section – Chair 2005-2009
Nebraska State Bar Foundation – Fellow, Class of 1994
Dakota County Bar Association – President 1991-1993
Iowa Supreme Court Client Security Commission – Member 2008-2014



Author – Note, 29 Drake L. Rev. 113

Special Recognition

Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award 2012


Community Involvement

Siouxland Chamber of Commerce – former Director, Executive Board 1997-1998
West Iowa Banc Corp – Director
Siouxland Estate Planning Council – President 2007-2008
St. Luke’s Health Foundation of Sioux City, Iowa – former Director, Chairman 2004-2007
Siouxland Mental Health, Inc. – former Director, President 2012
Taxpayers Research Council – Director, President 1994-1996
Siouxland Community Foundation – former Director
Grace United Methodist Church in Morningside – Member
Iowa Temporary Redistricting Advisory Commission – Member 2001 and 2011

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