Machaella joined the firm in October of 2021. Originally from
Monmouth, Illinois, she attended the University of Iowa where she
graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Ethics
and Public Policy with a specialization in Political Science. With
previous experience as a Judicial Specialist at the Polk County Clerk
of Court’s Office, Machaella is a valuable and knowledgeable
addition to the team. As the Legal Assistant to both Mr. Larson
and Mr. Landry, she works closely with criminal defense and
civil case files and their clients in the firm.

In her free time, Machaella enjoys exploring the variety of
entertainment and restaurants that the Des Moines area has to

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