Rodney D. Vellinga

Rodney D. Vellinga

Sioux City, Iowa

Rodney D. Vellinga is a partner with the firm. Rod attended the University of Iowa and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1967. After two years with the U.S. Army, he attended the University of Iowa College of Law graduating in 1972. Prior to joining the firm, Rod served as a county prosecutor for 2 1/2 years and as a District Associate Judge for 4 1/2 years. He joined the firm in 1980.

Rod's practice is focused on general litigation including criminal defense, evictions, social security and domestic relations. Rod provides his clients representation in state and federal courts as well as before administrative agencies.

Rod is a member of the Woodbury County, Iowa State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

Rod and his wife, Cathy have three children. In his spare time he enjoys running and coaches youth track and cross-country teams.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1980

Areas of Practice

  • General Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Evictions
  • Social Security
  • Domestic Relations

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1972
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1972
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1972


  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    • J.D. - 1972
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
    • B.A. - 1967
    • Major: Mathematics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Woodbury County Bar Association, Member
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Army
  • County Prosecutor
  • District Associate Judge