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Dirk J. Hamel

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Telephone: (563) 556-6433
Fax: (563) 556-7706
Toll Free: (855) 244-6433

770 Main St
Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Dirk began working as an associate attorney for the law firm in 1986, and became a partner in 1991.

Dirk has been active in providing pro bono legal services over the years. In 2004 he received the “Volunteer Lawyer Award” from Iowa Legal Aid, and the “Pro Bono Award” from the Iowa State Bar Association. Dirk has helped grade the Iowa bar examinations since 2007. Dirk has served as a mentor in the Dubuque Community School District since 2011.

Dirk and his wife, Lorilee, have been married since 1987. Lorilee was a classroom teacher for 25 years, and in the Fall of 2011 she became the English Curriculum Director for grades 6 through 12 of the Dubuque Community School District. Dirk and Lorilee like to spend their free time with their family, friends, and Jack Russell Terriers.


J.D., University of Iowa, 1986
with distinction

B.A., Loras College, 1982
Magna cum laude

State Bar Admissions

Iowa, 1986
Illinois, 1988

Federal Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa

Professional Memberships

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Dubuque County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association