Lauren Van Waardhuizen

Legal Assistant


  • College: Iowa State University, with honors and distinction
  • M.A.: University of Iowa
  • Law School: Drake University, with high honors, Order of the Coif


  • States: Iowa
  • Federal Courts: Northern District of Iowa, Southern District of Iowa
Zenor and Van Waardhuizen Succeed at Court of Appeals

On February 27, 2015, the vehicle Rhonda Banwart was driving was impacted from the rear by a woman, who had recently been a patron at Draught House 50 in West Des Moines.  Banwart sued the woman who rear-ended her and Draught House 50 under Iowa’s dram shop act, for allegedly overserving the woman.  Adam Zenor […]

Lauren Van Waardhuizen is an associate attorney in the firm’s litigation division.

Before joining Grefe & Sidney, Lauren clerked for the Honorable Mark Cady of the Iowa Supreme Court. While in law school, she externed with the Honorable James Gritzner of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa and with the Honorable Brent Appel of the Iowa Supreme Court. She also served as Projects Editor for the Drake Law Review and is the published author of “The Evolution of Class Arbitration Waivers and the Courts,” 62 Drake L. Rev. 1131 (2014). Lauren also served as Treasurer for Drake Law Women and worked as a Teacher’s Assistant in Legal Research and Writing. In 2014, Lauren was awarded the Iowa State Bar Association Graduating Senior Award.

Lauren is a member of the American Bar Association, Iowa State Bar Association, Polk County Bar Association and the Order of the Coif.