Alexander R. LeSher
100 Court Avenue, Suite 600
Des Moines, 50309
J.D. (Highest Honors), Drake University Law School, 2020
B.A., Iowa State University, Criminology/Criminal Justice, Minor in Russian Studies, 2016
From an early age, Alec developed a strong interest in the law. While initially considering a career in the military, his college coursework expanded his passion for the law and he graduated from Drake University Law School in 2020. While at Drake Law School, Alec clerked with the Ahlers law firm in the summer of 2019 and throughout the 2019-2020 academic year.
Alec is a member of the Public Law Practice Area and focuses his practice in the areas of student issues and employment law, for both K-12 and Higher Education institutions. Alec assists clients with student and personnel issues; drafting and/or negotiating handbooks, contracts and policies; special education matters; and internal investigations.
During law school, Alec served as a junior staff member on the Drake Law Review in 2018-2019, and then served on the editorial board as the Online Editor in 2019-2020. He was involved in several additional leadership activities at Drake, which included: served as a Teaching Assistant for the course, Legal Research and Writing; led an integrated study group for first year law students in his second year; worked in the Entrepreneurial/Transactional Legal Clinic; served as an editorial team member of the Sustainable Development Code project; and participated in the ABA Client Counseling competition. Prior to attending law school, Alec worked at Wells Fargo as a Financial Crimes Specialist.
Order of the Coif
Dean’s List (all three years), Drake University Law School
Outstanding First Year Student in Russian Studies, Iowa State University
Iowa Employment Conference, "Work from Home is Not Going Away: Telework Issues in the Age of the Coronavirus," with Ann Smisek, April 2021
Ahlers & Cooney, P.C., Employment Law Webinar Series, "Working From Home: Telework Issues and the New Normal," with Ann Smisek, January 2021
Published Articles & Books
Coyote Control in the United States: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back in Nuisance Abatement, Drake Law Review, Vol. 68, No. 2, 2020
Sustainable Development Code (SDC), offers best practices for community development, and helps all local governments build more resilient, environmentally conscious, economically secure, and socially equitable communities.
Professional, Community and Civic Leadership
Iowa Legal Aid, Volunteer Intake Attorney