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Lance M. Gritters was born in Sioux Center, Iowa, and graduated from Western Christian High School. He received his undergraduate degree in history from Dordt College in 2001 and attended graduate school at the University of Northern Iowa, where he served as a graduate assistant for the history department. He received his Juris Doctor with distinction from the University of Nebraska in 2005. While in law school, he clerked for the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office. After admission to the Iowa Bar in 2005, he joined the firm of Leslie & Collins, which is one of the predecessors to the firm known today as Stumme, Collins, Gritters & Epley. In July, 2010, he became a partner in the firm. He is also admitted in both the Northern and Southern Iowa Federal District Courts.
Ethan Epley was born in Waverly and graduated from Waverly-Shell Rock. He received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science Degree from Iowa State University in 2002 with a major in Agricultural Studies and a minor in Agronomy. He received his Juris Doctor from Drake Law School in Des Moines in 2009. While in law school, he was a member and officer in the Agricultural Law Association and an Editor for the Agricultural Law Journal. He also worked for the Beginning Farmers Center located in Urbandale, Iowa.
Ethan’s deep interest in farming and agricultural law comes from his family’s extensive involvement in agriculture. Ethan grew up on his family’s heritage farm located in Butler and Bremer Counties. His involvement of farming continues today as he helps his father with his farm. Ethan also farms 100 acres in Butler County that has been in his wife’s family for over 100 years.