Supreme Court of Iowa, 2000

Supreme Court of South Dakota, 1999

Supreme Court of Nebraska, 2003

United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, 2001

United States District Court for the District of South Dakota, 2002

"Real Change, enduring change, happens one step at a time."​

"So often in life, things that you regard as an impediment turn out to be great, good fortune."

​"Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you."

                                                                                                     - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

beliefs and determination are used to bring about the best possible results for her clients. In addition to dissolution of marriage and custody actions, her practice includes guardianships and conservatorships, Wills & Powers of Attorney, Juvenile Court matters, and all facets of family law.

Missy’s family includes her husband, four children, and two grandchildren. She enjoys running, biking, swimming, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family involved in various activities. 

Missy is a founding partner of the firm. She moved to the Sioux County area after having practiced in Sioux City for six years. 

Missy was raised in a military family, living in several states and countries before attending the University of California, Davis on a Regents Scholarship; earning a Bachelor of Arts degree with Highest Honors in psychology in 1995. Missy continued her formal education at the University of South Dakota School of Law where she received her Juris Doctor in 1998 and also worked toward a Masters of Business Administration Degree. During law school, Missy wrote for, and was an editor for, The Great Plains Natural Resources Journal, earned the Best Appellate Brief award in Moot Court competition, and received several academic excellence awards. 

​Missy is licensed to practice in Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska. She is a past District Representative for the Young Lawyers Division of the Iowa State Bar Association. In her current practice, Missy specializes in Family Law matters, where her strong ethical

Missy J. Clabaugh


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Iowa State Bar Association

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