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Davis Brown Elects Four New Shareholders - January 3, 2020

Davis Brown Law Firm is pleased to announce that attorneys Kelsey Crosse, Maggie Hanson, Holly Logan, and Elizabeth Van Arkel have been elected shareholders, effective January 1, 2020.


Kelsey is an employment attorney and litigator helping clients navigate compliance with state, federal, and local laws. She offers trainings, drafts policies, and assists with workplace investigations. When needed, she represents her clients, including insurance companies, in state and federal courts and before governmental agencies. She also counsels them on strategies to minimize their liability exposure prior to and during litigation or arbitration. Kelsey is a graduate of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Class of 2019. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School.


Maggie is an employment attorney with a focus on litigation and insurance defense. She advises and defends employers, managers, and HR professionals in court, mediation, arbitration, and administrative forums. Maggie has served as the associate representative on the firm’s Board of Directors and has served on the firm’s Diversity and Professional Personnel Committees. She is active in the state and local bar associations and graduated from the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute in 2018. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa where she also received her Juris Doctor.


Holly is a litigation attorney representing clients in a wide variety of white-collar criminal matters and internal investigations, as well as civil and regulatory governmental proceedings. She has defended individuals, companies, and boards of directors in government investigations and at trial while also handling a broad array of business litigation. Holly graduated magna cum laude from the University of Dayton and received her law degree with high distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law.


Elizabeth helps individuals, families, and businesses with immigration matters including deportation defense, asylum, family-based immigrant and non-immigrant visas including Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Violence Against Women Act, and U-Visas for victims of violence. Liz also counsels individuals and families in divorce, custody matters, and name changes. She serves on the Equal Justice After Hours committee of Iowa Legal Aid and is on the board of the Iowa International Center. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received her Juris Doctor from Drake University Law School.