Sharon Wegner




Sharon Wegner

swegner@kempsease.com

Sharon Wegner was born and raised in Wheaton, Illinois. She attended Drake University and graduated with a B.A in Political Science and History in 2006. After graduating, Sharon participated in AmeriCorps VISTA for 18 months in Southern California helping low-income resident’s access services. She also served with the United States Peace Corps in South Africa from 2009-2011.

Sharon attended Drake University Law School as a Public Service Scholar from 2011 to 2014. While there, she was an active member of the student body, and held leadership positions with the Student Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and Drake Law Women. She also participated in a semester of Drake’s renowned Criminal Defense Clinic, and interned at the Capitol for Representative Mary Wolfe. During the 2014 legislative session Sharon drafted a bill that was passed into law which allows judges to order placement on juvenile consent decrees after State v. Iowa Dist. Court for Warren Cnty., 828 N.W.2d 607 (Iowa 2013). While in law school, Sharon interned with the Iowa Department of Human Rights’ Office of Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs, where she worked on refugee rights issues affecting the Burmese community of Des Moines. She also interned for the California Appellate Project in San Francisco California, where she worked on appellate-level death penalty defense cases for clients on California’s death row. Prior to graduating, Sharon was awarded the Edwin Earle Ferguson Gold Award for her commitment to public service.

Sharon was admitted to the Iowa bar in September 2014. Sharon enjoys spending time with her dog, reading nonfiction, and international travel.

Professional Associations:

– Iowa Bar Association
– American Bar Association
– Associate, Blackstone Inn of Court
– Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys
– Polk County Women Attorneys
– Iowa Association for Justice