Finley Law


Finley paralegals employ decades of experience while assisting attorneys in working up the most complex cases. Our paralegal staff has effectively and efficiently worked up a broad variety of matters including construction, engineering, architecture, personal injury, product liability and many others.  We also have a paralegal that works primarily with our business, probate and estate planning attorneys.

Julie Davis joined Finley Law Firm in November of 1994. Prior to joining the firm, she was a Trust Officer for a bank in Ames, Iowa. She received an A.S. degree from the paralegal program at Des Moines Area Community College and began her career as a Paralegal with a law firm in Dubuque. Julie works primarily in the probate, estate and corporate areas. She is also the firm’s Administrator. Julie can be reached at 515-288-0145 or

Laurie Ryan Hayes joined Finley in September, 2015. She returned home to Des Moines after working as a paralegal for 32 years in Minneapolis. Laurie received her undergraduate degree from the Drake University School of Journalism where she majored in Mass Communications Law and Ethics. She thereafter received her paralegal training at the University of San Diego Law School’s paralegal program. Laurie’s career focused, and continues to focus on insurance defense litigation, in particular, medical malpractice, products liability and construction litigation. Laurie Hayes can be reached at 515-288-0145 or

Lynnsey Bowen joined Finley in September, 2018. Lynnsey received her paralegal training at Iowa Lakes Community College, graduated summa cum laude with Phi Theta Kappa honors. She went on to University of Iowa, majoring in political science before beginning her career as a Paralegal. Lynnsey has 18 years of combined paralegal experience in workers’ compensation, litigation, personal injury and medical malpractice with 11 years experience in insurance defense litigation. Lynnsey Bowen can be reached at 515-288-0145 or

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