The familiar words of the Old Testament prophet, Micah 6:8 ask "What does the Lord require of you? To do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God". Our mission is to practice "doing justice" through zealous advocacy for our clients under the law. Always seeking the truth, fighting for fairness, protecting rights, and achieving equity for the clients we represent is a unified goal of all of the attorneys and staff at Jacobsma, Clabaugh, & Goslinga, PLC. 

Our Firm

​​​​​​​The law firm of Jacobsma & Clabaugh was founded in 2006 by Missy J. Clabaugh and Michael J. Jacobsma. In 2017, the firm welcomed a new partner, Kelly J. Goslinga, resulting in the firm name, Jacobsma, Clabaugh, & Goslinga. Over the years, we established a thriving practice in Northwest Iowa providing our clients with services based on our expertise and integrity to bring our clients' goals in a common sense manner. We understand that the best way to get results is through hard work and fairness, which is what we offer our clients. 


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We are a general practice firm dedicated to meeting the needs of individuals and businesses. Our firm has the experience and resources necessary to allow us to represent and advise clients in transactional, litigation, and appellate services in a wide range of practice areas from simple wills to complex multi-faceted business transactions to family disputes and trial matters (both civil and criminal). Our attorneys represent clients at every level of the state and federal courts of Iowa and South Dakota as well as state courts of Nebraska, providing our clients with services throughout the tri-state area from Sioux City to Sioux Falls. 

We have built our practice by bringing about the best results for the client. We provide our clients a team-oriented approach to their legal matters which affords our clients the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with their attorney while receiving the benefits of the expertise and experience of the entire firm.