McKenzie R. Blau

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McKenzie R. Blau was born in Clinton, Iowa, but lived in Iowa City for the majority of her childhood. She graduated from the University of Iowa with distinction in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Pre-Law Certificate. While at Iowa, McKenzie was a member of the Honors Program, was on the Dean’s List all semesters and served as Community Service Chair in her sorority. In 2012, McKenzie received her Juris Doctorate with high honors from the Drake University Law School where she was a student attorney at the Drake Legal Clinic, and intern for the Honorable Anita L. Shodeen at United States Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of Iowa, a research assistant to the former Dean of Drake University Law School, David S. Walker and was awarded the CALI Award for the Highest Grade in Insurance Law. Upon graduating from law school, McKenzie was elected to membership in the Order of the Coif. She joined the firm in August, 2012 and is licensed in Iowa and Illinois. McKenzie’s general practice includes, but is not limited to, business law, corporate law, bankruptcy, appellate practice, labor and employment, and real estate.

EDUCATION
BAR ADMISSIONS

2012, Iowa
2013, Illinois
2014, U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa
2014, U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

Iowa State Bar Member
Illinois State Bar Member
Dubuque County Bar Association Member
Iowa Defense Counsel Association Member
Defense Research Institute Member

Iowa Bar Association’s Business Section Council Member 2015-2016
District 1A Representative for Young Lawyers Division of Iowa State Bar Association, 2015-present
Chair of the Dubuque Five Flags Civic Center Commission, 2013-present
Secretary, Dubuque County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, 2016-present

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