Gina Messamer focuses on civil rights, appeals, personal injury, and criminal defense (both state and federal). Gina is passionate about fighting for her clients. She can help to make things right if you have been injured or treated unfairly. She cares about her clients and will do her best to make sure your interests are protected.

Before joining the Parrish Law Firm, Gina worked closely with several judges. She has worked for Judge Mary Tabor on the Iowa Court of Appeals, Justice Thomas Waterman on the Iowa Supreme Court, and Judge Stephanie Rose in the Southern District of Iowa federal court. Through these experiences, Ms. Messamer gained valuable insight into how Iowa judges decide cases.

Originally from Oskaloosa, Iowa, Gina attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. At TCU, Gina participated on the TCU Track & Field team, where she ran the 400 meter hurdles and 800 meter races. After TCU, Gina came back to Iowa and earned her law degree from the University of Iowa. Gina now lives in Des Moines with her husband, Alex, and her dog, Lloyd. Gina’s parents still live in Oskaloosa, and Gina enjoys frequent visits back to Southern Iowa.