The CEO’s Attorney
Attorney, CEO, Founder, and Managing Partner in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota
Trial Attorney working in Reptile Theory & Psychodrama in Business, Healthcare, Employment, and Banking.
Attorney Jeana Goosmann is the CEO’s Attorney and personally acts as general counsel to company presidents, CEOs, and corporate executives. Jeana is listed in America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators and Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators. As a trial lawyer, Jeana works in Reptile Theory and Psychodrama and uses this proven method in high stakes litigation. Her practice areas range from business to healthcare and banking. She is a current member of the American Health Law Association and actively involved in the National Association or Minority and Women-Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF).
In 2021, Jeana won the Enterprising Women of the Year Award for her leadership of the largest Women Owned Law Firm in the Midwest. She is the author of the Amazon Bestseller Worth It: Business Leaders Ready Execute Deliver. She brings her RED Mentality to her leadership of the firm and to deliver on her client’s goals.
As the Founder, CEO and Managing Partner of the Goosmann Law Firm, she knows what it takes to start a business and grow it from the ground up. Jeana’s a lawyer who thinks like a CEO and business owner because she’s lived it, been there, and gets it. Clients who work with Jeana experience a business legal partner at their side with a full law firm to tackle all legal matters. After becoming an entrepreneur and starting the firm in 2009, she’s grown the firm successfully at a rapid pace and built a client experience that’s like no other law firm. Everyday Jeana lives out the firm’s mission, making it “worth it” for her clients and employees to work with the firm. Her fierce legal business and litigation experience with Midwest values allows Jeana to guide CEOs through their most important legal matters, helping them make the wisest business decisions the law can offer. This makes Jeana’s legal advice sought after by the most successful CEOs. Her clients include large national Fortune 100 corporations as well as closely held companies and family-owned businesses. Jeana has represented clients on Forbe’s billionaire’s list, Senators in trial, and companies involved in anti-trust class action, toxic tort, business fraud, piercing the corporate veil, adversary proceedings, mass product recall, breach of contract, explosion litigation, trade secrets and business torts. Jeana also helps out-of-state lawyers with transactions and litigation in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. If you’re stuck in multi-million-dollar business deals, bogged down by legal disputes, losing cash flow, tangled in contracts, and getting headaches from troubled employees, Jeana is ready to work for you – worth it! Call Jeana now.
As a business and trial attorney Jeana loves to win. She looks for out of the box solutions and keeps in mind the total landscape, not just the legal landscape. “If it matters to the client, it matters to me. Behind every company is an owner, a board of people. When I represent an individual, I want to know them as a person and not just their current problem. The more complicated and complex the problem, the more I like to work on it. At the same time, if I can pull from my connections and experience and help someone in a quick and simple way it is always gratifying. My favorite part of being the CEO’s attorney is the impact I can make on the future by solving problems today and anticipating the issues of tomorrow,” says Jeana.
Over the years Jeana has defied the risks of starting her own firm. Jeana says, “I took a calculated risk when I started the Goosmann Law Firm and branched out to form a business focused modern client centered law firm that is the firm today. Like a lot of entrepreneurs, it was a difficult decision because my current situation was a good one and a safe one. I just knew I wanted more.”
Jeana’s hard work over the past 20 years has not gone unnoticed. She put herself through college on academic and leadership scholarships and a full academic scholarship to law school. After law school, Jeana worked to build her legal skill and put in more than 15,000 hours before taking the leap to bring her unique vision to life. Jeana knew that nothing replaces drive and hard work – only passion fuels it. When Jeana started the firm and began hiring high paid educated attorneys to work for her, she was concerned about cash flow just like any other new business owner. Jeana had a vision and sold it to her team early on.
Jeana is heavily involved with the media and is regularly seen on news outlets as a legal correspondent, including NBC, ABC, CBS, The Des Moines Register, and Argus Leader. Jeana is a prolific speaker achieving top marks and has been a national and state presenter at conferences including the American Bar Association, Annual Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute Conference, National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, Iowa State Bar Association, Iowa State University Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, American Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division National Meeting, American Bar Association Law Practice Management, American Bar Association Tech Show, and Prairie Family Business Association Annual Meeting. Jeana is a former Iowa State Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division President and the 2002 recipient of the American Bankruptcy Institute's Outstanding Scholar Award. She has achieved the Martindale AV-Rated Attorney for Legal Excellence and Ethics and has been named a Super Lawyer.
Jeana is an author of Marketing Success: How Did She Do That?, American Bar Association 2015, and has been published in The Woman Advocate and ABA Corporate Counsel news. She also writes the CEO Law Review blog, publishing multiple articles each month and has been a past author and contributor for JD Supra.
Jeana helps businesses accused of violating laws maneuver complex litigation by representing them in state and federal courts and in arbitration and mediation proceedings. Whether she is advising clients on risk, addressing their business needs, or using her skills as a trained arbitrator, Jeana is passionate about the opportunity to help successfully resolve your problems.
Jeana leads cases involving banking, business torts, unfair business practice claims, contract disputes, antitrust violations, commercial and consumer lending, trade secret misappropriation, and non-solicitation agreements. She also has significant experience in arbitration, mediation, jury and nonjury trials and appeals.
LICENSED IN: Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota.
When Jeana isn’t growing the Goosmann Law Firm, she enjoys spending time with her business owner husband Chadd and their children Collin and Caroline. Jeana grew up a farmer’s daughter with Midwest values of hard work and family. She loves to travel and often with her entire family! Her favorite places to visit are Naples, Florida; Okoboji, Iowa; Maui, Hawaii; and Italy. In 2015 Jeana took the trip of a lifetime to London, England for the American Bar Association’s Barrister’s commemoration of the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta with the Queen at Runnymede! Jeana is passionate about working hard and having fun and has built a firm culture around having a positive supportive team. Paid time off (PTO) is something Jeana feels strongly about and allows both herself and her team to recharge and spend much needed time with loved ones. Time spent towards health and loved ones allows the Goosmann team to better serve and take care of their clients and community. Happier team, happier clients, better quality of life, and a stronger community – worth it.
Jeana is also passionate about giving back and supporting local charities and non-profits. Over the years Jeana has been a board member for Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa, Girls Inc., past chair and executive committee member of Women United, P.E.O. member and international scholar, past board member and president of the Sioux City Art Center Association, and former board member of Western Iowa Tech Community College Foundation. Jeana has been an avid supporter, sponsor, and volunteer for the Siouxland Food Bank, River-Cade Royalty, Race for Hope 5k, UnityPoint Health - St. Luke’s Children’s Miracle Network, Crittenton Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Camp High Hopes, and the LaunchPad Children’s Museum.
- United States Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
- Iowa Supreme Court
- South Dakota Supreme Court
- Nebraska Supreme Court
- Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska State Courts
- U.S. District Court for the Districts of:
- Iowa Northern District
- Iowa Southern District
- Iowa Bankruptcy
- South Dakota
- South Dakota Bankruptcy
- Nebraska Bankruptcy
- Winnebago Tribal Court