About

Sandy Law Firm is a family owned and operated firm putting clients first.

Sandy Law Firm was founded in 1982 by John Sandy.  In 1991 his wife Shannon joined the firm.  With their experience, they are attentive to the needs of their clients and committed to assisiting in their legal matters.  

John L. Sandy | Iowa Lawyer

Following John’s graduation from Drake Law School in 1981, he came to the Iowa Great Lakes and started Sandy Law Firm while serving as Assistant Dickinson County Attorney from 1982-1983. From 1983-1987 John was elected as the Dickinson County Attorney and prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases. He has been practicing in the area ever...  READ FULL BIO

 

Shannon Sandy | Iowa Lawyer

Before attending law school at Drake University, Shannon was a social worker working with troubled teenagers and their families and investigating reports of child abuse and neglect. Upon completion of law school Shannon worked for the Child Support Recovery Unit in Spencer, Iowa. In 1991, she decided to enter private practice...  READ FULL BIO

Christopher Sandy | Iowa Lawyer

Christopher D. Sandy’s practice focuses on representing plaintiffs in a variety of civil litigation matters, including claims for breach of contract, personal injury, workers’ compensation benefits, and state and federal employment discrimination claims.  He also provides counsel for other legal challenges, including...  READ FULL BIO

 

Michael L. Sandy | Iowa Lawyer
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Michael L. Sandy’s practice focuses on representing plaintiffs in a variety of civil litigation matters, including claims for breach of contract, family law, and estate planning.  He also provides counsel for other legal challenges, including criminal defense and general civil litigation. Michael joined Sandy Law Firm in 2015...  READ FULL BIO

 

Erica was born and raised in Sioux City, Iowa. In 2010 Erica graduated from Western Iowa Tech Community College and earned her Associate’s Degree in paralegal studies. While in college, Erica worked for a Sioux City law firm as a legal assistant intern. Shortly after graduation, Erica and her husband moved to the Iowa Great Lakes....  READ FULL BIO

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Kristine Payne graduated with an A.S. and A.A. Magna Cum Lade from the Paralegal program at Iowa Lakes Community College – Estherville Campus in 2003.  She also earned a RN degree in 2011 from Iowa Central Community College – Storm Lake Campus.  Her focus for several years following schooling was caring for her ill parents and raising.....  READ FULL BIO