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Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Ms. Campbell is the co-founder of Dickey & Campbell Law Firm P.L.C. She graduated from Yale University in
1999 with a double major in anthropology and political science. Subsequently, she graduated magna cum laude
from Boston College Law School in 2002.
Upon graduation, she served as law clerk to Honorable C. Arlen Beam in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
from 2002-2003. From 2003 to 2007, she served as an assistant federal public defender in Des Moines, Iowa,
representing indigent defendants charged with federal crimes through both the trial and appellate stages of their
cases. While at the federal public defender’s office, Ms. Campbell served as counsel to four detainees being held
at Guantanamo Bay as a result of President Bush’s war on terror.
Ms. Campbell is an experienced trial and appellate advocate. Most notably, she tried, argued, and won the U.S. Supreme Court case Burrage v. United States. She has also argued at the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the state appellate courts in Iowa.
Ms. Campbell has taught Environmental Law at Boston College, Constitutional Law at Grandview College, Federal Criminal Law at Drake Law School, and Terrorism and the Law at Drake Law School. She has published several articles including:
Could a Chimpanzee or Bonobo Take the Stand?, 8 Animal Law 243 (2002);
The Admissibility of Evidence of Animal Abuse in Criminal Trials for Child and Domestic Abuse, 43 Boston
College Law Review 463 (Mar. 2002); and What United Methodists Should Know About Guantanamo Bay,
Nebraska Messenger (Jan./Feb. 2007).
Additionally, she is a member of the board of directors of the International Justice Network, and on the Jury Instruction Committee for the Iowa Bar Association. Ms. Campbell is admitted to practice law in Iowa, Massachusetts, and New York. She is also licensed in the Southern District of Iowa, Northern District of Iowa, District of Nebraska, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Raised in Ainsworth, Nebraska, she currently resides in Des Moines.