Paula L. Roby

Email: proby2@elderkinpirnie.com

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Paula was born and raised in Cedar Rapids. She is a member of the firm who devotes her practice to all aspects of civil litigation. She is a member of the Federal Practice Committee for the Northern District of Iowa (appointed by Chief Judge Linda Reade 2008 to present), the Iowa Supreme Court Task Force on Civil Justice Reform, the Iowa State Bar Association, Commercial & Bankruptcy Law and Litigation Sections, the Eighth Circuit Bar Association, the Linn County Bar Association, the Historical Society for the Northern District of Iowa, the Iowa Society of Healthcare Attorneys, and the Iowa Association for Justice.  In 2014 Paula was inducted into the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Education

  • University of Northern Iowa (B.A. 1996)
  • University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., with distinction, 1999)

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa

Practice Areas

Professional Memberships

  • Federal Practice Committee Northern District of Iowa (appointed by Chief Judge Linda Reade 2008 to present)
  • Member, Iowa Supreme Court Task Force on Civil Justice Reform
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Commercial & Bankruptcy Law Section, Litigation Section
  • Eighth Circuit Bar Association
  • Linn County Bar Association
  • Historical Society for the Northern District of Iowa
  • Iowa Society of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • Fellow, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers 2013 – Present
  • Member, Iowa Association for Justice
  • Member, Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission 2010 – 2016

Professional Awards and Recognition

  • Named to “Top 40 under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers – 2013
  • Selected as Super Lawyers Rising Star – 2013
  • Named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers (Civil Plaintiffs’ cases) by the National Trial Lawyers-2016