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Direct:(515) 288-500, ext. 174
Office: (515) 288-5000
Fax: (515) 288-7718

The Equitable Building, 604 Locust Street, Suite 222, Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Abigail L. Thiel


Abigail L. Thiel is an associate attorney at Simpson, Jensen, Abels, Fischer & Bouslog, P.C. She joined the firm as an attorney in September 2015 after working as a law clerk at the firm since 2013.  Abigail maintains a general practice with a concentration in the firm’s litigation department. 


Abigail was raised in Ames, Iowa and graduated from Indiana University High School in 2004.   She graduated from Indiana University in 2012 with a B.S. degree in Neuroscience, and minors in Biology and Psychology.  Abigail earned her J.D. from Drake University Law School in 2015. While at Drake, Abigail was a member of the Drake Law Review, holding the position of Managing Editor. She also served as President of Drake Law School’s Moot Court Board. In her final semester at Drake Law, Abigail served as a judicial extern to Justice Edward Mansfield of the Iowa Supreme Court.

Bar Admissions

Iowa, 2015

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa, 2015

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa, 2015

Professional Recognitions/Honors & Accomplishments

 · Drake Law Review, Managing Editor (2014-2015)

· National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Student Award (2015)

· Presidential Student Service Award (2015) 

Associations & Affiliations 

· Polk County Bar Association (Member)

· Iowa State Bar Association (Member)

· American Bar Association (Member)

· Polk County Women Attorneys (Member)

· C. Edwin Moore Inn of Court (Student Member)

· Drake Law Review (Managing Editor 2014 – 2015; Junior Staff 2013 –2014)

· Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity

· Drake Law Women (Member 2013 – 2015)

· Alpha Chi Sigma

Personal Activities & Interests

In her spare time, Abigail enjoys figure skating, golf, spending time with family, and Iowa State Basketball.