Julia A. Ofenbakh, JD, MBA

Managing Partner

I have the tools and experience you need to take your business to the next level. Negotiating mergers, acquisitions, and succession planning are easier than ever with me on your side. I will work with you to build a feasible plan to reach your business goals.
 
 

EXPERIENCE:

  • Business and Business Litigation Attorney for 10 years

  • Business Advisor for more than 20 years

  • Specialized in helping clients starting, maintaining, and growing their businesses

  • Criminal Defense Attorney for 10 years

EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS

  • Juris Doctorate – Drake University

  • MBA – Drake University


INTERESTS:

  • Walking my dogs

  • Opera and fine arts experiences

  • Salsa dancing


RECENT CASE RESULTS:

State v. Ashley Dykes, 2013 – Ms. Dykes was charged with four counts of forgery and faced twenty years in prison. After a two day trial, the jury acquitted Ms. Dykes on all accounts.

State v. Butler, 2016 — Mr. Butler was charged with four counts of class C felony (namely fraud), one count of class B felony (namely ongoing criminal conduct) and was facing 75 years in prison. However, the four class C felonies were reduced to class D felonies, and the count of class B felony was dismissed. Mr. Butler only received five years of probation.

State v. O’Donnell– Mr. O’Donnell was charged with felony D willful injury and faced five years in prison. He was convicted only of a serious misdemeanor (assault) and served days in jail.

State v. Chestnut– Mr. Chestnut was charged with a serious misdemeanor of pot possession and faced 6 months in jail, 180 days without a license, and $315+ in fines. He was acquitted of all charges and faced no penalties.

State v. Mozee– Mr. Mozee was charged with a serious misdemeanor of pot possession and faced 6 months in jail, 180 days without a license, and $315+ in fines. He was acquitted of all charges and faced no penalties.

Gracious Home Care LLC v. ICL Staffing LLC et al.– After six years of litigation over a payroll tax fraud allegation, Gracious Home Care LLC was awarded $225,000 in damages with $100,000 of that award as punitive damages.

Farmer v. Smith– After filing a lawsuit against house flippers for shoddy workmanship, Ms. Farmer received $31,000 in damages which covered the cost of repairs.