Benjamin L. Rouse was born on March 23, 1980, in Emmetsburg, Iowa. He was raised on a farm near Ayrshire, Iowa, and graduated from Emmetsburg High School in 1998. Ben then attended Iowa State University where he received his B.S. in Agronomy in 2002.
After graduating from Iowa State, Ben attended S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He received his J.D. with a Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources law in 2005. While in law school, Ben worked as a Faculty Research Assistant for the University of Utah Law Library and was a judicial intern for Administrative Law Judge Harvey Sweitzer at the United States Department of the Interior, Office of Hearings and Appeals.
After graduation, Ben returned to Iowa and was admitted to the Iowa Bar in September, 2005. Ben joined the firm as an associate in October, 2005 and became a partner in 2008. He is past President of the Dallas Center Rotary Club, and the Dallas County Bar Association and is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association. Ben has also served as council President at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Grimes, as a founding member of the board of directors of the non-profit Governors District Alliance in Grimes, and currently serves as President of the Board of Spurgeon Manor, Inc.
Ben works out of the Dallas Center office most of the week, but is in the Grimes office on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. In his general practice, his areas of practice include: real estate; wills, trusts, estate planning, and probate; taxation law and tax returns; agricultural law; business organizations and commercial law; and family law.
Ben and his wife, Lauri, live in Grimes with their sons Oliver, Milo, and Clyde. They stay very busy being involved in their sons’ many activities. Lauri currently stays home with their boys and is President of the local PTO. She formerly worked in the activities department at Spurgeon Manor care facility in Dallas Center and also has been an adjunct instructor in English and Creative Writing at Des Moines Area Community College.
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