As a general practice firm, with an emphasis on family related matters, we are dedicated to meeting the needs of individuals and families. Our firm has the experience and resources necessary to allow us to represent and advise clients in all facets of family law matters including complex family disputes (divorce and/or custody), to simple wills and powers of attorney, adoptions, to domestic violence issues, juvenile law and trial matters (both civil and criminal).  Our attorneys represent clients at every level of the state courts (including appellate courts) of Iowa, South Dakota, and 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. 

Our Firm

​​​​​​​​The law firm of Clabaugh & Goslinga, PLC, was founded in 2006 by Missy J. Clabaugh and former partners. In 2012, Kelly J. Goslinga became associated with the firm and  in 2017 she was welcomed as a new partner. Over the years, we established a thriving practice in Northwest Iowa providing our clients with services based on our expertise and integrity to bring about 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. 


"We must meet the challenge rather than wish it were not before us."   - Justice William J. Brennan, Jr.


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"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy". (Proverbs 31:8-9).  "Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow." (Isaiah 1:17).

Our mission is to seek 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 the unified goal of all the attorneys and team at Clabaugh & Goslinga, PLC.