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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.


Derek, IT Department, joined the firm in 2004
"Working at Ahlers & Cooney has been a great experience for me. The firm offers great benefits and a friendly, team-oriented environment. As a member of the IT Department, I appreciate the importance they place on having current technology hardware, training, tools, resources, and other programs. They also offer interactive committees such as Diversity, Charitable Action, and Wellbeing. This allows me to stay active in the community through volunteering and fundraising, and supporting local nonprofits.  As for myself, they have given me opportunities to gain skills and expand my knowledge each year.  I am looking forward to what the future holds for Ahlers & Cooney."

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."

Rachel, Legal Secretary, joined the firm in 2023
"Prior to joining Ahlers & Cooney, I had heard the firm has a really good reputation and a nice group of people to work with. Now as a member of the firm's staff, I have definitely found this to be true. Everyone in the firm is so helpful and supportive. I'm in a position where I get to work with a variety of attorneys on different types of client matters. Each day is different; I enjoy being challenged to do new things and have learned so much since starting at the firm. And Ahlers places an emphasis on work-life balance, which is so important to me. Lastly, it's important for me to be involved in the community and the firm offers many opportunities to do this, including the opportunity to be on the Charitable Action Committee."