Laura N. Martino


Legal Assistant


  • College: Loras College, magna cum laude
  • Law School: University of Iowa, with distinction


  • States: Iowa and Missouri
  • Federal Courts: Northern District of Iowa, Southern District of Iowa, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
Martino Wins Defense Verdict

During the week of January 31, 2017, Laura Martino successfully defended Ford Motor Company against allegations Ford violated Iowa’s “Lemon” law provisions. At trial, Plaintiff sought damages in the amount he paid for a recently purchased Ford F-150 truck (plus costs and attorney fees) on the grounds that the vehicle sold was a “Lemon.” Specifically, […]

Laura Martino is a partner in the firm’s litigation division. She represents clients on a wide array of civil litigation matters including insurance defense, municipal liability claims, professional malpractice, and workers compensation claims. In addition, she represents insurance companies and self-insured clients in coverage and bad faith disputes.

Before joining Grefe Sidney, Laura clerked for the 7th Judicial District of Iowa and worked in the renewable fuels industry. Laura is a member of the American Bar Association, the Iowa Bar Association and the Polk County Bar Association and was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Laura is actively involved in the Des Moines community having served as the president of the Orchard Place Foundation board of directors (2012-2013) and the Greater Des Moines Young Professionals Connection (2009). She is a 2013 graduate of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute.