Jeana L. Goosmann


The CEO’s Attorney


Attorney, CEO, Founder, and Managing Partner in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota

Attorney Jeana Goosmann is the CEO’s Attorney and personally acts as general counsel to company presidents, CEOs, and corporate executives. As the Founder, CEO and Managing Partner of the Goosmann Law Firm, she knows what it takes to start a business and grow it from the ground up. Jeana’s a lawyer who thinks like a CEO and business owner because she’s lived it, been there, and gets it. Clients who work with Jeana experience a business legal partner at their side with a full law firm to tackle all legal matters. After becoming an entrepreneur and starting the firm in 2009, she’s grown the firm successfully at a rapid pace and built a client experience that’s like no other law firm. Everyday Jeana lives out the firm’s mission, making it “worth it” for her clients, employees, friends, and family. Her fierce legal business and litigation experience with Midwest values allows Jeana to guide CEOs through their most important legal matters, helping them make the wisest business decisions the law can offer. This makes Jeana’s legal advice sought after by the most successful CEOs. Her clients include large national corporations as well as local closely-held companies and family-owned businesses of all sizes. Jeana has represented clients on Forbe’s billionaire’s list, Senators in trial, and companies involved in anti-trust class action, toxic tort, business fraud, piercing the corporate veil, adversary proceedings, mass product recall, breach of contract, explosion litigation and business torts. Jeana also helps out-of-state lawyers with transactions and litigation in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. If you’re stuck in multi-million dollar business deals, bogged down by legal disputes, losing cash flow, tangled in contracts, and getting headaches from troubled employees, Jeana is ready to work for you – worth it! Call Jeana now.


Direct: (712) 226-7401

Office: (712) 226-4000

Cell: (712) 251-2250


As a business and trial attorney Jeana loves to win. She looks for out of the box solutions and keeps in mind the total landscape, not just the legal landscape. “If it matters to the client, it matters to me. Behind every company is an owner, a board of people. When I represent an individual I want to know them as a person and not just their current problem. The more complicated and complex the problem, the more I like to work on it. At the same time, if I can pull from my connections and experience and help someone in a quick and simple way it is always gratifying. My favorite part of being the CEO’s attorney is the impact I can make on the future by solving problems today and anticipating the issues of tomorrow,” says Jeana.

Over the years Jeana has defied the risks of starting her own firm. Jeana says, “I took a calculated risk when I started the Goosmann Law Firm and branched out to form a business focused modern client centered law firm that is the firm today. Like a lot of entrepreneurs, it was a difficult decision because my current situation was a good one and a safe one. I just knew I wanted more.”

Jeana’s hard work over the past 20 years has not gone unnoticed. She put herself through college on academic and leadership scholarships and a full academic scholarship to law school. After law school, Jeana worked to build her legal skill and put in more than 15,000 hours before taking the leap to bring her unique vision to life. Jeana knew that nothing replaces drive and hard work – only passion fuels it. When Jeana started the firm and began hiring high paid educated attorneys to work for her, she was concerned about cash flow just like any other new business owner. Jeana had a vision and sold it to her team early on.

Jeana is heavily involved with the media and is regularly seen on news outlets as a legal correspondent, including NBC, ABC, CBS, The Des Moines Register, and Argus Leader. Jeana is a prolific speaker achieving top marks and has been a national and state presenter at conferences including the American Bar Association, Annual Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute Conference, National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, Iowa State Bar Association, Iowa State University Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, American Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division National Meeting, American Bar Association Law Practice Management Spring Meeting, and Prairie Family Business Association Annual Meeting. Jeana is a former Iowa State Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division President and the 2002 recipient of the American Bankruptcy Institute's Outstanding Scholar Award. She has achieved the Martindale AV-Rated Attorney for Legal Excellence and Ethics and has been named a Super Lawyer.

Jeana is an author of Marketing Success: How Did She Do That?, American Bar Association 2015, and has been published in The Woman Advocate and ABA Corporate Counsel news. She also writes the CEO Law Review blog, publishing multiple articles each month and has been a past author and contributor for JD Supra.

Today, Jeana has grown the firm to include locations in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. She has watched her vision come to life, and wants to help you do the same for your company – no matter the size. Whatever your business goals and challenges may be, Jeana can help you overcome them without losing sight of your overall vision. She keeps your goals top of mind and creates the strategy to solve your biggest business and legal issues so you can worry less, and focus more on the things that matter most to you – worth it.


Practice Areas

  • Business
  • Business Disputes and Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Finance
  • Banking
  • Creditor Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Law
  • Telecommunications Law
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment
  • Real Estate

LICENSED IN: Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota.

Jeana’s “Why”

When Jeana isn’t growing the Goosmann Law Firm, she enjoys spending time with her business owner husband Chadd and their children Collin and Caroline. Jeana grew up a farmer’s daughter with Midwest values of hard work and family. She loves to travel and often with her entire family! Her favorite places to visit are Naples, Florida; Okoboji, Iowa; Maui, Hawaii; and Italy. In 2015 Jeana took the trip of a lifetime to London, England for the American Bar Association’s Barrister’s commemoration of the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta with the Queen at Runnymede! Jeana is passionate about working hard and having fun, and has built a firm culture around having a positive, happy, and healthy work-life balance. Paid time off (PTO) is something Jeana feels strongly about and allows both herself and her team to recharge and spend much needed time with loved ones. Time spent towards health and loved ones allows the Goosmann team to better serve and take care of their clients and community. Happier team, happier clients, better quality of life, and a stronger community – worth it.

Jeana is also passionate about giving back and supporting local charities and non-profits. Over the years Jeana has been a board member for Girls Inc., past chair and executive committee member of Women United, P.E.O. member and international scholar, past board member and president of the Sioux City Art Center Association, and former board member of Western Iowa Tech Community College Foundation. Jeana has been an avid supporter, sponsor, and volunteer for the Siouxland Food Bank, River-Cade Royalty, Race for Hope 5k, UnityPoint Health - St. Luke’s Children’s Miracle Network, Crittenton Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland, Camp High Hopes, and the LaunchPad Children’s Museum.

Dartmouth University, Tuck Education Program, for Chief Executive Officers, 2016

Creighton University School of Law, Juris Doctor, Summa Cum Laude

  • G. Robert Muchemore Foundation Full Tuition Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • Law Review, Editor
  • Advanced Trial Practice Team
  • International P.E.O. Academic Scholar
  • Scholnik Award for Excellence

University of Nebraska, Business Management, with highest distinction

  • Mortar Board
  • Alpha Omicron Pi, President
  • Chancellor’s Leadership Scholar

United States Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Iowa Supreme Court

South Dakota Supreme Court

Nebraska Supreme Court

Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska State Courts

U.S. District Court for the Districts of:

  • Iowa Northern District
  • Iowa Southern District
  • Iowa Bankruptcy
  • South Dakota
  • South Dakota Bankruptcy
  • Nebraska
  • Nebraska Bankruptcy
  • Winnebago Tribal Court

The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

American Arbitration Association

American Bar Association

  • Business Law Section
    • Banking Law Committee
  • Law Practice Division
    • Women Rainmakers Board and Author, Practice Marketing Core Group
  • Litigation Section
    • Women Advocates Council and Author
  • Small Firm and General Practice Division
    • Franchise Forum; 2015 American Delegate to Rededication of the Magna Carta in London; Young Lawyer Division, Iowa State Delegate, Resolution Council, Vice Chair Affiliates Team, Credentials Board (2007-10)

National Association of Minority and Women-Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF)

  • Trials PAC
  • Financial Services Litigation PAC

Iowa State Bar Association

  • Law Practice Management Committee
  • Public Relations Committee (2011-13)
  • Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Section Council, Vice Chair (2007-10)
  • Annual Meeting Committee (2004-06, 2011-13); Board of Delegates (2007-10)
  • YLD President (2010)

Nebraska State Bar Association

South Dakota State Bar Association

Federal Practice Committee for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, appointed by Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand

  • Chair (2019)

American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)

  • Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute Advisory Board Member (2017)
  • Midwestern Endowment Committee
  • Outstanding Scholar (2002)

Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, (CALT)

  • Board of Directors

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ)

International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), Midwest Chapter

Woodbury County Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association, 2002-2008

Historical Society of the Northern District of Iowa

National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2016, 2019

Co-Chair, Women’s Advocate Committee Programming Committee, 2017

The Siouxland Initiative

Omaha Vistage

Sioux Falls Eide Bailly

  • Advisory Council

United Way of Siouxland Women United

Girls Inc. Board of Directors

American Bar Foundation

  • Lifetime Fellow

Prairie Family Business Advisor

Girls Inc., Board Member

United Way of Siouxland, Women United, Past Chair and Executive Committee Member

P.E.O., Member and International Scholar

Sioux City Art Center Association, Board Member and Past President (2002-10)

Western Iowa Tech Community College Foundation, Board Member, (2010-13)

Supporter of the Siouxland Food Bank

Creighton Alumni Board, 2012-2013

Citizens for Hyperion, Spokesperson

Worth It: Business Leaders: Ready. Execute. Deliver., August 2019

Co-Author, Her Story: Lessons in Success From Lawyers Who Live It, July 2017

Co-Author, Legal Marketing, How Does She Do It, American Bar Association, Law Practice Management

8 Ways to Deal with H8TERS, Law Practice Today, Volume: 2016/2017, February 14, 2017

Think Your Cybersecurity is Up to Snuff? Don’t Bank on It, ABA Law Practice Today, 2016

How to Negotiate an Employment Contract, MED Magazine, 2016

Don’t Roll Back Your Employees Benefits, Published on, 2016

How to Protect Your Personal Treasure in a Legal Lockbox, Published on, 2016

Is Everyone Replaceable, even Justice Scalia? Why You Should Hire Slow and Fire Fast, Published on, 2016

Trust Planning for Your Lake Home, Published on, 2016

3 Best Practices For How a Company Should Go About Selecting a Witness to Testify in Response to a 30(B)(6) Notice, Published on, March 2016

Women Leaders Get Pushy to Coach Their Teams, Law Practice Today, March 2016

Employer Anti-Poaching Agreements: A Tale of Disney Legal Troubles, ABA Corporate Counsel Newsletter, March 2016

Nebraska Whistleblower’s Dodd-Frank Suit Settled Before Trial, Published on, March 2016

Retaliation Weigh-in – Don’t Be the Biggest Loser, Published on, March 2016

How to Detect Under the Table Rebates, Published on, March 2016

Office Love Affairs: How to Prevent Scandal, Published on, March 2016

Jay Z’s Breach of Contract Throws Off the Beat, Published on, March 2016

Iowa Business Specialty Court to Resolve Iowa Disputes, Published on, March 2016

How to Fire a Conspiracy Theorist, Published on, March 2016

Fold ‘Em or All-In? A Dealer’s Guide to Succession Planning, Published on, March 2016

Fighting Over Fixed Fees, Published on, March 2016

Right & Wrong Ways to Retain Key People: Top 3 Reasons Your Employees Feel They Work at Alcatraz, Published on, March 2016

The Waltons vs. the Kardashians: Who Will Keep Their Money?, Published on, February 2016

Employer Anti-Poaching Agreements. A Tale of Disney Legal Troubles, Published on, February 2016

You Could Lose More Than Just Customers: Why You Should Lock Up to Crack Down on Cyber Risks, Published on, February 2016

How to Survive a Conflict of Interest Scandal, Published on, February 2016

Before Your Han Solo Dies, Have a Business Estate Plan, Published on, February 2016

Is ISIS Killing Your Cash Flow? Protect Your Assets Now, Published on, January 2016

Preparing for the Oscars: Can You Retaliate Against Your Worst-Dressed Employees?, Published on, January 2016

How to Hold a Family Meeting like the Royals, Published on, January 2016

Guns at Work: Is Your Employment Handbook Loaded to Fire?, Published on, January 2016

Do Your Employees Hate Trump? Comb-over Your Social Media Policy before the Caucus, Published on, January 2016

How I Defied the Risks, Started My Own Firm, and Lived to Tell About It, The Woman Advocate, 2014

Christensen v. Harris County: When Rejecting Chevron Deference, the Supreme Court Correctly Clarified an Unclear Issue, Creighton Law Review, 2002

Women in the Legal Profession, Nebraska Diversity Summit – September 7, 2018

2018 Section of Litigation Annual Conference – May 3, 2018

Taking WOW Depositions, American Bar Association’s Litigation Section Annual Meeting, May 2017

A Dealer’s Guide to Succession Planning, Financial Group, October 2016

Try it Like TED in Court, NAMWOLF Annual Meeting, September 9, 2016

Trade Secrets: Tip for Transactions PAC, NAMWOLF Annual Meeting, September 9, 2016.

The Ten Trial Commandments, WAC Annual Conference, November 11, 2016.

How to Make a Million-Dollar Martini: The Recipe for Shaking Up Your Network and Mixing Up Big Deals, Presentation for Wells Fargo, May 2016

Challenges of Being a Professional Woman Presentation, Siouxland Professional Women’s Network, April 2016

Fold ‘Em or All-In? A Dealer’s Guide to Succession Planning, Presentation for Prairie Family Business Association (PFBA) Annual Conference, April 2016

Walmart In-house CLE 30(b)6 Presentation, NAMWOLF, April 2016

Top Ten Tips for Preparing 30(B)(6) Witnesses, NAMWOLF, March 2016

3 Best Practices For How a Company Should Go About Selecting a Witness to Testify in Response to a 30(B)(6) Notice, NAMWOLF, March 2016

Real Estate Law: Title Examination and Title – Insurance Century 21 Pro link Presentation re Title Opinions –2015

PFBA Annual Conference – 2015

Keys to Estate Planning and Protecting Assets – Client Event – 2015

ECI Presentation – Iowa Workforce – 2015

Pitfall and Ethical Dilemmas of Private Practice – Iowa Federal Practice Courts Committee, CLE –2015

How to Ask for New Business and Seal the Deal – 2015

Top 5 Things to Market Your Practice Ethically, 34th Annual Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute Conference, Kansas City, MO, 2014

Hiring and Firing and Issues In-Between, South Sioux City Chamber, 2014

How to Implement a Great Buy-Sell Agreement, Business Transition Planning Panel to Business Owners, 2014

Business Succession Planning, Iowa-Nebraska State Bank, 2014

Keys of Retirement & Estate Planning, Ameriprise Financial, 2014

SCGO Innovation Market Speaker, 2013

Leading an Effective Business Meeting, Sioux City Growth Organization (SCGO) Meeting, 2013

Healthcare Reform Facts and Fiction, Healthcare Reform Seminar, 2013

Understanding and Accessing Government Economic Development Incentives, 2013

Hiring, Firing and Issues In-Between; Siouxland Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference, ISBA Summer Seminar, Employer’s Council of Iowa, 2013

Protecting Your Ag Interests – NACM – 2012

Agriculture Credit Midwest Exchange – Protecting Your Agricultural Interests Before Bankruptcy a is Filed – 2012

How to Lead an Effective Business Meeting – SCGO Innovation Market – 2012

Protecting your Agricultural Interests Before a Bankruptcy is Filed, Iowa State University Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, 2011

Flood Insurance, North Sioux City Community Center, 2011

ABA Podcast “Entering Unknown Territory: Choosing a Career Path”, ABA Young Lawyers Division, 2011

Real Estate, Realty Specialists, 2011

Bankruptcy, ABA YLD Summer Quarterly Meeting, 2010

Bankruptcy for the Non-Bankruptcy Lawyer; ISBA Annual Meeting, ISBA Commercial & Bankruptcy Seminar, 2010

Complaint Process, Board of Realtors – Sioux City, IA, 2009

Social Networking and Employment Law, American Bar Association Law Practice Management Spring Meeting, 2009

Effectively Passing the Gavel, ABA YLD Fall Conference, 2008

Contract Basics, Iowa Association of Legal Assistants Annual Meeting, 2008

The Problem with Liens, 2008 ISBA Lenders & Lawyers, 2008

Achieving FLSA Compliance, Iowa State Bar Association, 2008

UCC Deal or No Deal; ISBA Summer Seminar, ISBA Annual meeting, 2007

Collection Law in Iowa, Family Healthcare of Siouxland, 2006

Bankruptcy Bullets – the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention & Consumer Protection Act, Woodbury County Bar Association CLE, 2006

Choice of Business Entity, Western Iowa Tech Entrepreneurship Workshop, 2006

The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 – How will it impact creditors?, Liberty National Bank, 2005

Out of Hospital Do Not Resuscitate Orders, Alzheimer’s Association, 2004

HIPAA and Workers Compensation, Lohrman CLE Presentation, 2004

Christensen v. Harris County: When Rejecting Chevron Deference, the Supreme Court Correctly Clarified an Unclear Issue, Creighton Law Review, 2002

Selected as a Lifetime Member of America’s Top 100 Attorneys by America’s Top 100- 2018

Selected as a Member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2017, 2016, & 2020

America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators - 2018

Martindale AV-Rated Attorney for Legal Excellence and Ethics

2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015 Super Lawyer; 2014 & 2013 Super Lawyers Rising Star

Selected as a 2021 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Winner

#1 Best Seller for Book Worth It on Amazon in Legal Services Category

KTIV Law Review Legal Correspondent

KELOLAND Law Review Legal Correspondent

Siouxland Top 10 Executive Under 40, 2013

Women Aware, Young Women of Excellence Award, 2012

American Lawyer Outstanding Banking Lawyer Midwest, 2012

Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys (I.O.W.A.), 2010 Recipient of the Arabella Mansfield Award

American Bar Association Iowa Outstanding Young Lawyer Nominee, 2010

American Bankruptcy Institute, Outstanding Scholar, 2002

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