Joshua R. Strief

Attorney

Josh is an expert in Iowa’s Expedited Civil Action lawsuit track, and his article “Expedited Civil Actions: Where We Are and Where We Could Go” was published in the Iowa Defense Counsel Association’s Defense Update, Summer 2017 edition.

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Preparatory Education:
Drake University (2011, with honors)

Legal Education:
Drake University Law School (J.D., with honors, 2014)

Memberships:
LifeServe Blood Center - Board of Directors
Drake Law School Recent Alumni Engagement Board (Vice Chair)
Polk County Bar Association (Bench and Bar Committee)
Iowa State Bar Association (Iowa Jury Instructions Committee)
Iowa Defense Counsel Association (Board of Directors - At Large; Board of Editors - Defense Update; New Lawyers Committee)
Defense Research Institute
National Association of Fire Investigators

Contact:
joshua.strief@elversonlaw.com
(515) 243-1914

Josh was born in Sac City, Iowa. He attended Drake University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, with honors. In 2014, Josh received a Juris Doctorate with honors from the Drake University Law School. Josh was admitted to the Iowa State Bar and United States District Court, Southern and Northern Federal Districts of Iowa, in 2014.

In September 2018, Josh was awarded the Iowa Defense Counsel Association’s Rising Star Award due to his outstanding commitment to the organization and leadership in the community. Josh handles a wide variety of cases for his clients, and is an expert on Iowa’s Expedited Civil Action lawsuit track. His article, “Expedited Civil Actions: Where We Are and Where We Could Go,” was published in the Iowa Defense Counsel Association’s Defense Update, Summer 2017 edition. Josh is a member of the Iowa Defense Counsel Association, Defense Research Institute, Iowa Bar Association, and Polk County Bar Association. In his spare time, Josh serves on the Board of Directors for LifeServe Blood Center, as a member of the Drake Law School Recent Alumni Engagement Board, and enjoys spending time with his family.




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Years of Experience

In September 2018, Josh was awarded the Iowa Defense Counsel Association’s Rising Star Award due to his outstanding commitment to the organization and leadership in the community.