Laura Schultes

Laura's Practice Areas


  • 2009 J.D., University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona Certificate in Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy
  • 2009 M.A., Latin American Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
  • 2005 B.B.A., Accounting, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • 2005 B.A., Spanish, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Admitted to Practice

  • State of Iowa
  • United States District Court Northern District of Iowa
  • United States District Court Southern District of Iowa

Professional Memberships

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Linn County Bar Association
  • Iowa Association for Justice


  • English: native speaker
  • Spanish: fluent
  • Portuguese: reading ability


  • 2012 – present Attorney, Riccolo, Semelroth & Henningsen, P.C.
  • 2009 – 2012 Research Affiliate, Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
  • 2009 –2012 Visiting Researcher, Centro de Derechos Humanos, Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile.
  • 2008 – 2009 Legal research assistant for the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people, S. James Anaya.
  • 2006 – 2008 Summer Clerk, Federal Public Defender’s Office, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Summers of 2007, 2008 Summer Associate, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • 2006 Law Clerk, Goldberg & Osborne, Tucson, AZ
  • 2001-2005 University of Iowa Mock Trial
    Attorney on National Champion Team (2002, 2003)
    All American Attorney 2003, 2004

Pro Bono and Service Work

  • 2015 – Present Volunteer Attorney, Iowa Justice for Our Neighbors. Cedar Rapids, IA
  • 2015 – 2017 Coach, University of Iowa Undergraduate Mock Trial Program. Iowa City, IA.
  • 2009 – 2017 Coach, Pocahontas Area Middle School and High School Mock Trial Program. Pocahontas, IA.
  • 2013 – 2014 Coach, University of Iowa Law School Trial Advocacy Team
  • 2005 – 2009 Coach, Arizona State University Sun Devil Mock Trial. Tempe, AZ.

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