Why GS

Since 1971, Grefe & Sidney, P.L.C. has been providing a superior level of counsel and advocacy to our clients across the state of Iowa from our Des Moines and Pella offices. Members of the firm have distinguished themselves in their varied professional accomplishments and affiliations including recognitions by Martindale-Hubbel, Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. We are also proud to call a number of members of the judiciary and administrative branches of government among our Grefe Sidney “alumni”.

We know that every case, whether complex or straightforward, is important to our clients. We are committed to providing you with thoughtful counsel and will advocate vigorously on your behalf with the intention of achieving the best possible outcome for you, the client.


  Following a plea of guilty and sentence, Jacob Lee Schimdt filed an application for postconviction-relief, claiming he was actually innocent although he knowingly and voluntarily pled guilty to the charged crimes.  As a result of a recantation by the victim, Schmidt claims actual-innocence.  The Iowa Supreme Court took up the issue. Prior to this […]