Attorneys & Staff

Thomas A. Lawler, J.D.
Admitted to Iowa Bar in 1972. A member of the Iowa State Bar Association, the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel, the Iowa Academy of Trust and Estate Counsel, the American Agricultural Law Association, and the American Bar Association. Has served as City Attorney for Parkersburg, New Hartford, Stout, Aredale, and Greene. Authored the Iowa Legal Forms Probate Manual, 1987. Has taught Agricultural Law course at Hawkeye Community College. Education: St. Ambrose (B.S., 1968); Catholic University of America (J.D., 1971).

Amy K. Swanson, J.D.
Admitted to Iowa Bar in 1994. A member of the Iowa State Bar Association, the Iowa Academy of Trust and Estate Counsel and the American Agricultural Law Association (recently served as Past President of the AALA). Education: University of Iowa (B.A. 1990); Drake University Law School (J.D. 1994).

Debra Oelmann
Has worked with the firm since 1985 and is now a part-time legal assistant. Works primarily in Real Estate, Probate, and Taxation research. Recently became an IRS Registered Tax Return Preparer. Enjoys reading and spending time with her granddaughters.

Karla Stille 
Karla joined the firm in August 2013, doing payroll, accounting, and other clerical duties. Is married with three sons and two grandchildren. Has served as Secretary of the Iowa Federation of Handweavers and Spinners and President of the NE Iowa Weavers and Spinners Guild.

Jodie Jensen-Scoles
A new addition to the firm in June of 2015, Jodie lives in Aplington and brings 24+ years of legal assistant experience to Lawler & Swanson, PLC. Enjoys camping and fishing with her husband, children and step-children, 7 grandchildren and dog, Louie.


2 responses to “Attorneys & Staff

  1. Ed and Beverly Bohlen

    We remember Tom Lawler’s thoughtfulness and hard work during our leaving the farm and our re-settling in Alaska. THANK YOU! refer to Facebook page entitled Beverly Bohlen

  2. Tom Lawler: This note is to let you know of the passing of Edwin Bohlen, a long-ago client of yours during the turbulent farming years of the 1980’s . He was 86. Beverly, his wife; sons Steven and Danny send you greetings. You were very important to us.

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