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Our History

Founded in 1880 under the names of the original partners Garfield and Edwards, Lemmenes & Dodgen is one of the oldest continually operating law firms in Iowa.  Throughout the years, the firm has been home to several attorneys.  Most recently, the firm was home to Steve Sandblom who retired in 2012 and Brian Johnsen who retired in 2014. Andy Lemmenes, Brandon Dodgen and John Wergeland are now the current active attorneys in the office.


The firm’s philosophy is based on service to our clients and our community.  With the help of our experienced and knowledgeable staff, we strive to perform competent, prompt and professional legal services.  We also strive to be of service to the public as members of civic groups and various organizations.  We look forward to serving you by providing excellent legal services.

Retired Partners

George Garfield (1856-1922)

Charles Edwards

Clement Garfield (1891-1974)

Melvin Baker (1909-1976)

John E. Miller (1910-1990)

Robert "Bob" Baker (1934-2011)

Brian Johnsen

Steven Sandblom

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George Selwyn Garfield

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