Valerie A. Foote

Partner Attorney

Attorney Valerie A. Foote

Valerie is a partner attorney at Smith, Mills & Schrock Law.  She defends employers and insurance companies in workers' compensation.  Valerie joined the firm in 2013 and practices out of the West Des Moines office.



Valerie is licensed to practice law in Iowa. 


Drake University Law School, J.D.
Tusculum College, B.A.


Speaker at Smith, Mills & Schrock's Annual Boot Camp on "Analyzing the Medical Records," April 2016

Speaker at Smith, Mills & Schrock's Annual Boot Camp on "Workers' Compensation Rate Calculation with 2017 Updates," April 2017

Speaker at the Institute for Paralegal Education on "The Paralegal's Guide to Workers' Compensation Cases," April 2017

Please contact me for a complete list of publications and speaking presentations.

Outside the office, Valerie enjoys spending time with her handsome husband Nick, their friends and family, and their dogs, Jameson and Rowan.  She loves animals, the outdoors, and anything music-related, including playing guitar, catching live shows, and karaoke.  Valerie enjoys home improvement projects, event planning, and travel.

Valerie regularly attends community events around the city of Des Moines.  During summer, she attends festivals and plays on a recreational volleyball league.  She also volunteers her time in support of annual fundraising events for local charities, including the James Arthur Albert Foundation and the Iowa Central American Relief Effort.

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