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Laura Mommsen, JD


Laura Mommsen, JD


A native Iowan, Laura graduated from Drake University Law School in 2012 with a certificate in dispute resolution. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in law, politics and society, with minors in psychology and environmental policy.

Immediately following law school, Laura worked for the State of Iowa, representing agencies for labor disputes in arbitrations. Laura went on to work for a personal injury law firm representing plaintiffs. During this time, Laura won a case with a unique theory of law that no other plaintiff had won. She also developed an interest in medicine and how plaintiffs are impacted when they are injured and disabled.

Laura found she wanted to develop her interest and went on to work for both a medical malpractice defense firm and medical malpractice insurance company. She brings a unique perspective to bring to clients’ cases because she is able to anticipate what the defense and insurance company may argue and ensure our clients’ stories are heard.

Beyond the Law Office

After work, Laura sheds her suit and opts for jeans and cowboy boots to work with her horses. Laura breeds and shows American Paint Horses.

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Practice Area: Medical Malpractice


  • J.D. Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa 2012
    • Certificate in Litigation and Dispute Resolution
    • Order of the Barristers Recipient
    • Regional Winner, American Association of Justice (AAJ) mock trial team

o   President, International Dispute Resolution Society

  • B.A., Law, Politics, and Society, Minors in Psychology and Environmental Policy, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, 2007
      • Graduated magna cum laude; Pi Sigma Alpha; Phi Beta Kappa
      • All-American Mediator and All-American Attorney, National Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament (2005-2007); Best New School Award – Moot Court (2007)
      • Student Senate (2007); Mock Trial Team (2005-2006); Moot Court (2007); Mediation Competition Team (2005-2007)


Admitted to the Nebraska Bar November 2017

Admitted to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa October 2015

Admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa August 2015

Admitted to the Iowa Bar September 2012

Meet The Team

John F. Carroll, JD, RN


Angela M. Zimmer, JD


Medical Malpractice Attorney | Laura Mommsen | Watson & Carroll
Laura L. Mommsen, JD


David Handley, JD


Chellsie L. Weber, JD, MS


Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota

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