3200 37th Ave. SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
319-396-2410
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Our Team

Our Attorneys and Assistants

Attorney Steve Howes

Steve Howes established Howes Law Firm, P.C. in 1989 and is the firm’s managing partner. Steve practices in Bankruptcy, Business Law, DUI/OWI, Estate Planning, Family Law, Personal Injury, Trust and Probate, and Wills.

Steve grew up on a farm in Bellevue Iowa. He is a Coe College and University of Iowa graduate. For over 30 years he has helped clients with Business Law, Wills, Trusts and Probate, Criminal law and Family Law matters. For more information see our Resources section. 

CONTACT:
1-319-396-2410 Ext. 222

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
• Linn County Bar Association
• Iowa Bar Association
• American Bar Association
• Past Member of Linn County Ethics and Grievance

AREAS OF PRACTICE:
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Law
  • DUI/OWI
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Last Will and Testament
  • Personal Injury
  • Trust and Probate
Steve Howes

Attorney Dawn Long

Dawn Long joined Howes Law Firm, P.C. in 2004. Prior to practicing law Dawn taught high school English for a year. She also worked as Steven Howes’ legal assistant. Dawn primarily practices as a Family Law Attorney in areas such as Divorce, Custody, Modification, Child Support, and has specific training in cases involving Domestic Abuse. Additionally, she has been trained in and practices Collaborative Law. Dawn works closely with her legal assistant, Jennifer Meier.

CONTACT:
1-319-396-2410 Ext. 232

HOMETOWN:
Castalia, IA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
  • Linn County Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • ACR Certified mediator and a Sixth Judicial District Roster Mediator
AREAS OF PRIMARY PRACTICE:
  • Family Law
  • Specific training in Domestic Violence and Collaborative Law
Dawn Long

Attorney Jase Jensen

Jase Jensen joined Howes Law Firm, P.C. in 2012 as is a graduate from Drake University. Jase practices Family Law, Real Estate, Last Will and Testament, Estate Planning, Business Formation, and Trust and Probate. 

CONTACT:
1-319-396-2410 Ext. 226

HOMETOWN:
Lisbon, IA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
  • Linn County Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association 
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
  • Family Law
  • Real Estate
  • Last Will and Testament
  • Trust and Probate
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning
Jase Jensen

Attorney Kevin C. Rigdon

Kevin C. “Casey” Rigdon joined Howes Law Firm, P.C. in 2014, returning to Cedar Rapids after beginning his legal career in Waterloo, Iowa. Casey maintains a diverse general practice, including, but not limited to, Estate Planning (Wills, and Trusts), Probate, Real Estate, Business Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Bankruptcy, and Criminal Defense. 

CONTACT:
1-319-396-2410 Ext. 233

HOMETOWN:
Cedar Rapids, IA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
Iowa State Bar Association
Linn County Bar Association

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Freedom Festival; Board Member (2014–Present)
Boy Scouts of America, Hawkeye Area Council; Board Member (2016–Present) 
Chorale Midwest; Member and Board Member (2014–2016)

AREAS OF PRACTICE:
  • Estate Planning (Wills, and Trusts)
  • Probate
  • Family Law
  • Advanced Family Planning (Gestational Surrogacy)
  • Business Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Criminal Defense
  • Real Estate

Kevin C. “Casey” Rigdon

Attorney Barb Connolly

Barbara A. Connolly joined Howes Law Firm, P.C. in 1996. Currently Barb mainly works from her home office; however, she can easily be reached through Howes Law Firm. Barb is practicing in Adoption, Guardian Ad Litem for Minors, Estate Planning, and Last Will and Testaments.

CONTACT:
1-319-396-2410 Ext. 223

HOMETOWN:
West Branch, IA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
Iowa State Bar Association

AREAS OF PRACTICE:
  • Adoption
  • Attorney and Guardian Ad Litem for Minor Children
  • Wills
Barbara A. Connolly

Attorney John Titler (Of Counsel)

John received his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa and his law degree from Notre Dame. Although John has retired and is not presently representing clients, he continues to serve as an advisor to the firm and a mentor to the other attorneys and staff. His years of experience providing legal advice in real estate, bankruptcy and probate matters, combined with his life experiences, provides leadership and a sense of perspective that is valuable to our organization.

HOMETOWN:
Cedar Rapids, IA

John Titler

Megan Horn - Legal Assistant to Steve Howes

Megan was born and raised in the Chicago area. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Iowa in 2009 and her Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies from Kirkwood Community College in 2011. She joined Howes Law Firm, P.C. in 2010. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her son and cheering on her favorite sports teams.

CONTACT:
1(319) 396-2410 Ext. 242

HOMETOWN:
Roselle, IL
Jordan Simmons

Jordan Simmons - Legal Assistant to Jase H. Jensen and Kevin C. Rigdon

Jordan was born and raised in Charlotte, Michigan and joined Howes Law Firm, P.C. in 2013. She received her Associates in Paralegal Studies from Kaplan University in 2014 and is working on her Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Accounting at Kaplan University. She currently serves in the United States Army Reserves here in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Jordan enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cheering on her favorite sports teams, and walking her dogs.

CONTACT:
1-319-396-2410 Ext. 239

HOMETOWN:
Charlotte, Michigan
Jordan Simmons

Jennifer Meier - Legal Assistant to Dawn Long

Jennifer was raised in Cross Roads, Texas and joined Howes Law Firm, P.C. in 2017. She received her Associates of Arts degree in 2016 and Paralegal Studies degree at Kirkwood Community College in 2017. She is currently attending the University of Iowa to earn her Bachelors of Applied Science degree in Political Science. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends.

CONTACT:
1-319-396-2410 Ext. 224

HOMETOWN:
Cross Roads, Texas
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Jessica Phelps - Front Office Coordinator

Jessica was born and raised in Marengo, IA. She graduated from Iowa Valley High School in 2006. She continued her education at Kirkwood Community College where she received her Associates degree for Interior Design. She joined Howes Law Firm, P.C. in March 2016. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, shopping, watching movies, and spending time with her family and friends.

CONTACT:
1-319-396-2410

HOMETOWN:
Marengo, IA
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