Jacklyn is a native of Des Moines, Iowa. She received two undergraduate degrees from the University of Iowa – one in Social Work and one in Communication Studies. While completing those degrees, Jacklyn worked for a children’s before and after school program, and at the Johnson County Halfway House where she provided assistance and resources to former inmates transitioning out of prison.
Jacklyn obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While in pursuit of her JD, Jacklyn advocated for elderly clients at the school law clinic; was elected to and served as President of the Public Service Board; led the Mock Trial team; was a Senior Editor of the Journal of Law and Public Policy; became a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA); and worked for a civil litigation law firm. Also, while in law school, Jacklyn received the Dean’s Award in Trial Advocacy and was a St. Thomas Living the Mission Nominee.
Following law school, Jacklyn moved to Sioux City – the city her grandparents called home for over 80 years. For the last ten years, Jacklyn has been a determined and effective prosecutor for the people of Woodbury County. She was recently the recipient of the 2022 Guardian of Victims’ Rights Award from Marsy’s Law for her dedication to victims and survivors.
Jacklyn enjoys taking an active and involved role in every aspect of the cases she handles, from
investigating claims to conducting discovery, formulating and implementing legal strategies and presentation of arguments to achieve favorable results. Jacklyn prides herself on her ability to effectively listen to and communicate with clients, as well as her strong work ethic, competitive nature, and knowledge/experience.
Jacklyn resides in Sioux City with her husband, their three children and goldendoodle. Much like her grandparents did, Jacklyn cares deeply about the community she lives in and calls home.