Attorney Spotlight: Dariann Garrison-Nickerson

Posted on: December 5th, 2023

Where are you from?

I am from Des Moines, Iowa.


Where did you go to high school and undergrad?

I attended East High School, and I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa.


Did you go to law school immediately after graduating from undergrad? If not, what did you do during that period?

After I graduated from undergrad, I attended Grand View University and received my Masters in Organizational Leadership. I also worked as an AmeriCorps member at Iowa Legal Aid during that time.


Why did you decide to go to law school and become an attorney?

My work with Iowa Legal Aid allowed me to obtain experience with dedicated attorneys. I saw there was a need to help assist others with their legal needs, which led me to go to law school.


What attracted you to Grefe & Sidney and what do you like most about the firm?

I enjoyed the interview process with Grefe & Sidney. I could tell that it was a really positive environment, and I would be able to obtain valuable knowledge and experience for my legal career. I really like the collaborative environment that Grefe & Sidney has provided. I have received guidance and mentorship that has allowed me to grow as an attorney.


What do you like most about being an attorney?

Being an attorney allows me to practice in different areas of law. I am constantly learning and expanding my knowledge.


What do you like to do in your spare time? Hobbies?

I enjoy spending time with family and friends, watching movies, and reading.

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