Jeffery A. Wright

Jeffery A. Wright

Des Moines, Iowa
Jeff Wright graduated from Morningside College in 2000 with a degree in International Affairs, before attending Drake University Law School. While at Drake, worked as a student attorney at the Drake Legal Clinic's Criminal Law Center and he Lobbied for Drake University's Middleton Center for Children's Rights.
After graduating from law school in 2006, Jeff worked for a small criminal defense and family law firm in Des Moines, Iowa. He quickly became frustrated with the poor reputation of the legal system and the of many lawyers. In 2007 he decided to form his own firm with his partner Erin Carr.
Jeff decided he was going to create a different type of firm where his motto would be, "Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen." He based his practice and his life on the belief that if you were respectful to everyone, from the judge to the janitor, then hard work would carry you the rest of the way to success. This concept does not mean there is never conflict, and it does not mean you have to be weak in an effort to be "nice". It does mean he is unwilling to sacrifice your ideals and have the ability to look at long term goals and not just short term gains. This philosophy has proven to be successful for his clients.
Jeff has combined these ideals with a competitive desire to protect the rights of his clients and the result has been a successful practice with a tremendous reputation. Jeff's ability to lead his clients through the legal system has helped them make informed decisions about the matters which will affect the rest of their lives.
The American legal system can be complicated, and facing it alone is a daunting task. Attorney Jeff Wright believes in this system, and knows that by educating his clients and keeping them well-informed, he is helping keep the American legal system strong.
Jeff lives in Ankeny with his wife and children. He is actively involved in the community, volunteering for the Ankeny Chamber of Commerce, Little League Baseball and serving on multiple volunteer committees. If you are facing a legal matter, do not face it alone. Please call Jeff today to schedule an appointment.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Business/Property Law
  • Legislative Services

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 2006


  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
    • J.D. - 2006
    • Honors: Legislative Practice Certificate
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa
    • B.A. - 2000
    • Major: International Affairs
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • Intensive Arabic Program - 1997

Representative Clients

  • ColorBlind Painting L.L.C.
  • A. Ramos Delivery & Moving L.L.C.
  • Firearms Education for Women L.L.C.
  • Iowa House of Representatives
  • J & G Builders
  • Blake Cross

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Iowa Bar Association, Member, 2006 - Present
  • Polk County Bar Association, Member, 2006 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Middleton Children's Rights Clinic, 2006

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board Member Progress Industries
  • Ankeny Chamber of Commerce

Ancillary Businesses

  • Lobbying