ACE logos
For over 130 years, AHLERS & COONEY has strived to provide the highest level of client service throughout the great State of Iowa, and continually seeks to achieve EXCELLENCE in these efforts.  At its core, AHLERS & COONEY is the sum of the amazing people who come together to provide these services.  This enables us to be considered one of the leading law firms in Iowa.
We strive to provide a collegial and collaborative work environment. This greatly benefits our clients as we leverage our collective experience and work together across practice areas. We are proud of our Midwest work ethic and passionately strive to get positive results for our clients. 
We also believe that family and personal enhancement are vitally important and we enjoy the quality of life Iowa provides. We are committed to the wellbeing of the family which comprises our firm and strive to ensure each team member can “Be the Best Possible YOU.”  
Through the ACE (Ahlers Cooney Excellence) Program, the Firm is committed to providing an environment in which employees can prosper both professionally and personally.
The firm offers a comprehensive roster of benefits for attorneys and staff that have been organized into 4 ACE pillars: 
  • Career -- Professional Development
  • Financial -- Personal Security
  • Wellbeing -- Body & Mind
  • Community -- Involvement & Service 

Click here for a list of benefits for Attorneys.

Click here for a list of benefits for Staff.


Gwen, Legal Secretary, joined the firm in 1988
The culture at Ahlers & Cooney is that we are all part of the team, that we’re all in this together. I love the comradery between the attorneys and staff. Over the years, I’ve recognized how they go above and beyond to make us all feel important to the firm and to our clients. It’s the little extras that really make a difference, such as parking assistance, fruit baskets, holiday luncheon, and more. This is a place that truly cares about its people and the success of its clients."

Kim, Legal Secretary, joined the firm in 2012
"Working at the Ahlers firm is great. The size of the firm is perfect as it not only fosters the ability to be a close-knit group of people working as a team, while also presenting opportunities to give back to our local charitable organizations, but it is able to offer benefits that rival any of the much larger companies in Des Moines. Ahlers works very hard to continue to provide us with upgraded technology and tools to make doing our jobs easier, while also providing other benefits that focus on our individual health and financial wellbeing."

Will, Paralegal, joined the firm in 2016
"The attorneys at Ahlers and Cooney go out of their way to make the staff feel like they are a vital part of the success of the firm. I appreciate the amount of freedom and responsibility I am given and the respect I am treated with on a daily basis. I look forward to going to work every morning and facing new and exciting challenges each day. Ahlers is a place that strives to encourage and foster a sense of teamwork and comradery among its employees."