Sioux City, IA
712.255.8838
Sheldon, IA
712.324.4385

Background

Roz enjoys a diverse practice of providing counseling and representation to individuals, companies, and Native American Tribes. Part of Roz’s practice includes advising individuals, companies, and insurance carriers in personal injury, products liability, construction defects and contractual disputes. To learn more view Roz’s bio under Insurance Defense or Personal Injury.

Roz specializes in tribal law, including tribal representation in employment law, real estate transactions, contracts, administrative law, litigation, the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), taxation law, sovereign immunity and providing general oversight on legal matters. Roz has represented tribal interests in state courts, federal courts, and tribal courts. Roz has also lectured frequently on the Indian Child Welfare Act. To learn more see Roz’s bio under Indian Child Welfare Act and Tribal Law.

Rounding out Roz’s diverse practice is her work in family law representing individuals in divorces, custody, paternity determinations, child support recovery issues, adoptions, juvenile court matters and guardianships. Roz is certified in Collaborative Law (an alternative approach to the traditional divorce process), Mediation and as a Parent Coordinator. To learn more see Roz’s bio under Family Law or Mediation.

 

Special Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbel® Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
     

Professional Organizations

  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa Bar Association
  • Nebraska Bar Association
  • Woodbury County Bar Association – Fee Arbitration Committee
  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • Iowa Defense Council Association
  • Iowa Judicial District 3B Judicial Nominating Commission – Commissioner 2006 — 2012, 2021 — Current
  • Iowa-Nebraska International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU)
  • Northwest Iowa Collaborative Law Professionals
  • Supreme Court of Iowa Grievance Commission 2008 — 2011

 

Support Staff

Stacey Balius
Phone: 712-255-8838
Katie Jeffords
Phone: 712-255-8838
Kelly Cook
Phone: 712-255-8838

Practice Areas

 

Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Iowa
  • Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
  • Winnebago Tribal Court
  • Omaha Tribal Court


Education

  • Creighton University, Juris Doctor 2001
  • Briar Cliff College, Bachelor of Arts 1998


Community Involvement

  • Youth Volleyball Coach 2012 — present
  • Diocese of Sioux City – Bishop’s Scholarship Committee 2015 — present
  • Iowa Women Lead Change – Steering Committee 2014 — 2018
  • Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools – Governance Board 2017 — present
  • Heelan Youth Athletics – Board and Chair Volleyball 2021 — Current 
  • Hope Street – Executive Board 2021 — Current
  • FIRE Foundation Northwest Iowa 2021 — present
  • Briar Cliff University – Board of Trustees 2012 — February 2017
  • Briar Cliff University – Executive Committee 2014 — 2016
  • Briar Cliff University – Finance Committee Chair 2014 — 2016
  • Native American Advisory Committee – Founding Member 2010 — 2013 
  • Bishop Heelan Catholic School – Strategic Planning Committee, Chair 2011 — 2012
  • Tribal/​State Court Collaboration – Committee on Children in the Courts Subcommittee 2011 — 2012
  • Briar Cliff University – Sister Muriel Ford Circle of Mentors 2006 — 2012
  • Briar Cliff University – Alumni Board 2004 — 2011
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland – Board President 2007 — 2009; Board Member 2006 — 2011

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