Jordan D. Nickerson


Office: 515-242-2437

Fax: 515-323-8537



As an associate with the BrownWinick Law Firm, one of my favorite parts of the job is that every day – and every client – is different. Whether I’m assisting in the review of your non-compete agreement, drafting an employee handbook addressing the needs of your workforce, or reaching out to opposing counsel to advocate on your behalf, I aim to give you guidance that is unique to your situation and tailored to your goals.

My Approach

I learned early on in my legal career that there are few aspects as fulfilling as establishing an authentic relationship with my client, working hard on your behalf, and obtaining a desired result that directly affects your livelihood, your business, or your family. Maybe it’s a quick question you simply want to confirm, or instead, you have a complex issue that requires an analysis of several moving parts. Regardless, this is the approach I take on a daily basis. I believe communication is critical, and a face-to-face conversation over coffee or lunch goes farther than an email. I also believe that you need an attorney that not only knows how to research and apply the law, but also one that you enjoy working with on a consistent basis. I take pride in what we do here at BrownWinick and seek to always have that reflected not only in the services we provide, but in the relationships I have with you and your team.

More About Me

In 2015, I graduated from the University of Iowa with a dual degree in Communication Studies and Sociology. While I believe Iowa will always be a Hawkeye state, I won’t hold it against you if you support the cardinal and gold. In 2018, I graduated from Drake University Law School, with honors, and was admitted to the Iowa Bar. During law school, I served as Executive Editor of the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law and was also active with the A.A.J. Mock Trial team and Arbitration team, winning the American Bar Association 2017-2018 Arbitration National Championship. I was selected to be a member of the Order of the Barristers, an organization recognizing the top ten oral advocates within each graduating class.

Outside of the office, I am involved in a number of industry and community organizations in varying capacities, including the Des Moines Young Professionals Connection and the Society for Human Resource Management.

My Specialties

  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Health Law
  • Litigation/Trial Law

Blog Posts

The Contracting and Credentialing Process for New Dentists

July 9, 2019 It’s a busy time for recent dental graduates across the state. After years of planning and preparation, you have walked across the stage and have Read…

Workplace Burnout: How to Understand it, Recognize it, and Respond to it

April 4, 2019 The United States workforce is experiencing pervasive, widespread burnout. Indeed, according to a recent study published by Gallup, Inc., of the nearly 7,500 full-time employees Read…


Michelle Daugherty



University of Iowa

B.A., Communication Studies and Sociology, 2015


Drake University

J.D., with honors, Health Law Certificate, 2018


Iowa, 2018

Memberships & Associations

  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Iowa Society of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Health Care Compliance Association