Welcoming Britney and Rachael to the Smith, Mills & Schrock Team
Smith, Mills & Schrock is happy to announce that Rachael Irlbeck and Britney Steele have joined the the firm as associate attorneys.
Meet Rachael Irlbeck
Rachael is an associate attorney with Smith, Mills & Schrock Law. During law school at Drake University Law School, Rachael was a member of the Drake Law Review as a student writer. Rachael was a student attorney in the General Civil Clinic, working on cases involving divorce, guardianships, and adoptions. In the fall of 2017, Rachael served as an extern to Justice Hecht at the Iowa Supreme Court. Rachael was also part of the Arbitration team and AAJ Mock Trial team while at Drake, where her team won the National ABA Arbitration Competition in 2018. She was one of ten Drake Law students accepted into the Order of the Barristers, which is a national organization that recognizes top law students who demonstrate exceptional skill in trial advocacy, oral advocacy, and brief writing. She was further awarded the Rodney L. Hudson Senior Advocacy Award, which is presented to a senior student who is judged by the moot court adviser to have given the most outstanding overall performance in moot court competitions throughout his or her law school career. One of the most memorable parts of law school for Rachael was traveling to New Orleans over spring break of her first year to volunteer for the Pro Bono Project. Rachael spent a week preparing a divorce clinic for 30+ individuals, where she drafted divorce petitions and scheduled clients to meet with their pro bono attorney to start their divorce proceedings. Rachael started at Smith, Mills & Schrock as a summer law clerk in 2017 and transitioned into an attorney role upon graduation and passing the Iowa bar.
Meet Britney Steele
Britney is an associate attorney with Smith, Mills & Schrock Law. During law school at Drake University, Britney was a student attorney for three semesters with the Drake Legal Clinic and practiced in the following areas of law: civil litigation, family law, elder law, and criminal defense. Britney joined Smith, Mills & Schrock Law as a 2017 summer law clerk and has since transitioned into an attorney role after being admitted to the Iowa Bar in the fall of 2018. Britney is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association and Young Lawyers Division. Britney is a certified tax preparer for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and serves on the Board of Directors of Animal Lifeline of Iowa.