Elizabeth A. Coonan is a member at BrownWinick. Elizabeth serves as Co-Chair of BrownWinick's Employment Law practice group.
Elizabeth represents clients in the areas of employment, workers' compensation and business immigration law. She assists employers in various aspects of their business including internal policy development and enforcement and workers' compensation strategy and prevention. Elizabeth counsels clients regarding discipline and termination situations and compliance with local, state and federal employment and civil rights laws and regulations. She represents clients in proceedings in front of various administrative bodies, such as the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, the Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation, as well as state and federal courts. Elizabeth also assists clients in dispute resolution using alternate forums.
Elizabeth was included in The Best Lawyers in America(R) 18th and 19th Editions for her work in the area of workers' compensation law on behalf of employers. She is also a certified mediator.
Beth is a member of the Polk County and Iowa State (Workers' Compensation and Labor and Employment Law Sections) Bar Associations, a member of the Polk County Women Attorneys and a Drake Law Women Advisory Board Member. Elizabeth is active in the community as a Commissioner on the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women and a member of the Board of Directors of House of Mercy. She also serves on the Broadlawns Advocacy Circle. She previously served as the President of the Board of Directors of the Young Women's Resource Center, is a graduate of and a past member of the Board of Governors of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, served as the Strategic Planning Director and Fund Development Director for the Junior League of Des Moines, and has served other non-profit organizations in varying capacities.
Elizabeth received her B.A. in Political Science and International Studies from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and her J.D., with honors, from Drake University. She was admitted to the Iowa bar in 2002 and subsequently admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa and the United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.