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Roxanne Barton Conlin has her own law firm in Des Moines, where she represents exclusively people who have been harmed by others, whether by discrimination, products, doctors, or vehicles. From 1969 to 1976, she was an Assistant Attorney General for Iowa, where she was head of the Iowa Civil Rights section and fought race and sex discrimination. In 1977, she became one of the first two women ever to be a United States Attorney. She has had many other firsts: She was the first woman president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, a 60,000 member organization of consumer attorneys. She was the first woman to chair the Roscoe Pound Foundation, a trial lawyer think tank. She was the founder and first chair of the Civil Justice Foundation, which provides direct support to grass roots organizations and disabled individuals. Ms. Conlin also has received numerous honors, including being named by the National Law Journal as one of the fifty most influential women lawyers in America, one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America, and one of the top 10 litigators. The Des Moines Register named her as One of the Fifty Most Influential Iowans in 2000, and she has been inducted into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame. She was inducted in 1995 into the Inner Circle of Advocates, the most prestigious trial lawyer organization limited to only 100 members nationwide.

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