Anita Dhar is a partner in the litigation division of Grefe Sidney. Her practice includes general civil litigation. Anita represents clients in civil matters before the Iowa district courts and federal district courts. She has experience in insurance defense matters, including automobile personal injury, construction claims, gross negligence, slip and fall, discrimination, sexual harassment, and workers’ compensation. Anita’s work has included successfully representing clients before the Iowa Court of Appeals and obtaining summary judgment from the Iowa district courts.
Prior to joining the firm, Anita clerked for the Honorable Judge Pratt in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. She is a graduate of the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy and was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2013 and 2014.
Anita served as the chair of the Iowa Bar Association’s Diversity and Inclusiveness Committee from 2013 through 2014. She also served two terms on the Board of Directors for the Polk County Bar Association and is a member of the Polk County Women Attorneys. She was the chair of the Polk County Young Lawyers Committee from 2004 through 2010 and also was elected to serve as a representative for the Iowa State Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division from 2005 through 2010. She is a volunteer with the Everybody Wins! Iowa summer reading program and a mentor to a law student as part of the ISBA YLD Varietas program.