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Davis Brown Law Firm Welcomes Five Summer Associates - June 10, 2019

Five law students have joined Davis Brown for the summer where they will study and work under attorneys at the firm. Each summer associate is paired with an attorney mentor who can answer questions about the ins and outs of working in a law firm, technicalities of the law, and working with senior attorneys. The summer associate program is a valuable learning experience for the law students and is a great benefit to the firm, bringing fresh ideas to the table.

Joel Aschbrenner returns to Davis Brown this summer having also spent a few months with the firm in 2018. Joel received his bachelor’s degree in journalism and business from Kansas State University. Joel worked as a journalist for a number of years after graduation, including time at the Des Moines Register, before returning to school to study at Drake University Law School where he plans to graduate in 2020. His focus is on business law. 


Pablo Guevara received his bachelor’s degree in international business from the University of Texas at El Paso. Pablo has legal and legislative experience from his internships in the El Paso County Attorney’s Office, Catholic Charities of Dubuque Immigration Legal Services, and in the District Office of Texas State Senator José Rodríguez. He plans to graduate from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2021. His legal interests include mergers and acquisitions, emerging companies, and environmental law.


Brian Huang received his bachelor’s degree in marketing and supply chain management from the University of Houston in 2013. Following his graduation, he worked as a credit assistant at a local bank and a personal trainer in Houston, Texas, and Ankeny, Iowa, before attending Drake University Law School. Brian is participating in the Drake Law Leadership Opportunity Program and will spend half the summer learning the private practice of law at Davis Brown and the second half will be spent learning about the practice of law in-house at the Principal Financial Group®.


Lindsay Kriz earned her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins University where she also competed on the swimming team. The year following her undergraduate degree, she worked as a Quality Engineer at AlloSource in Colorado and she also conducted research at Johns Hopkins. She is currently a student at the University of Iowa College of Law where she plans to graduate in 2021. This summer, she will work with Davis Brown’s Intellectual Property team.


Brittany Martin earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa where she studied English. She is currently a student at the University of Iowa College of Law where she is a student writer for the Iowa Law Review. Last year, she studied abroad in Arcachon, France, studying French and international legal topics. When she returned, Brittany was the Judicial Intern to Chief Magistrate Judge Helen C. Adams at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. Brittany plans to graduate in 2020. This summer, her focus will be on real estate and corporate transactional work.