Siobhan Briley

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Siobhan Briley is primarily a litigator. She spent the first several years of her legal career litigating high-stakes cases in New York, N.Y. and Washington, D.C. She has litigated, tried, and appealed cases in both state and federal courts throughout Iowa and nationwide. She has argued appeals before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Eight Circuit, and Eighth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel. She also has arbitrated and mediated several matters to successful resolution.

Siobhan’s litigation practice encompasses disputes about land use, boundaries, ownership, and possession of real property; business and corporate litigation, both for-profit and nonprofit; probate and trust litigation; will contests; tax disputes and litigation; contract disputes; and landlord-tenant disputes. Siobhan also practices in the areas of probate, business planning, and estate planning.

Siobhan is active in the Iowa City community through volunteering and providing pro bono legal services. She presently serves on a committee of the board of directors of Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa and works with the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Iowa Legal Aid. She is an amateur triathlete and endeavors to support kids and grownups in being active and healthy. She lives in Iowa City with her husband, Chris, and their three rescued pets.



  • Bachelor's Degree, University of Oregon
  • Master of Fine Arts Degree (Fiction), University of Oregon
  • Juris Doctorate, Georgetown University Law Center, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif


  • Law Clerk, Hon. Mary M. Schroeder, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Washington, D.C.
  • Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason, Anello & Bohrer, P.C., New York, NY
  • Sullivan & Worchester, LLP, New York, NY

Involvement and Recognition


  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Johnson County Bar Association

Involvement and Recognition

  • Great Plans Super Lawyers® Rising Star
  • Dean Mason Ladd Inn of Court
  • Associate Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Publications and Speaking engagements

  • Presenter, "Trusts 101," National Business Institute Seminars, Davenport, Iowa, June 7, 2017
  • Presenter, "The Probate Process from Start to Finish," National Business Institute Seminars, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, October 2016
  • Author, The Law of Life Insurance (chapter on Iowa law) (2017 ed.), DRI, with Richard Kirschman
  • Author, What We Do Everday, Iowa Lawyer, June 2016
  • Author, Expedited Civil Actions in Iowa -- A Defense Perspective, Iowa Defense Counsel Update, Spring 2016, with Stephen Doohen