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Roxanne Barton Conlin Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who's Who

Ms. Conlin has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the legal industry

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Ms. Conlin has made her mark as an inspiration to professional women, a champion of civil rights, and a potent legislator in the annals of American law.

    DES MOINES, IA, June 19, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Roxanne Barton Conlin a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Ms. Conlin celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Ms. Conlin has made her mark as an inspiration to professional women, a champion of civil rights, and a potent legislator in the annals of American law. Her firm, Roxanne Conlin & Associates, is based out of the American heartland of Des Moines, and defends those who have been harmed by discrimination, and medical malpractice. Ms. Conlin herself has been a stalwart champion for those in need, racking up an incredible amount of firsts in her defense of civil rights, in advocacy for women in politics, and in the competitive arena of litigation.

At the age of 16, Ms. Conlin entered Drake University and graduated law school with honors just five years later. She earned a Masters in Public Administration from Drake University and an honorary LL.D. from the University of Dubuque. She served as an associate for the firm of Davis, Huebner, Johnson & Burt, which prepared her to become a deputy industrial commissioner for the state of Iowa. In 1969 she earned the position of assistant attorney general and director of the Iowa Civil Rights Section, allowing her to fight against racial and sex discrimination. She also shepherded the rewriting of Iowa's inheritance law, strengthened the state's response to assault, and protected consumer rights.

The year 1977 was also known as International Women's Year, and in 1976 Ms. Conlin left the Attorney General's office to consult with the U.S. Department of State. In 1977, she became one of the first two women ever nominated by the President, confirmed by the Senate, to be a U.S. attorney. Ms. Conlin was able to prosecute heroin dealers, white-collar criminals, and political corruption. In June of 1982, Ms. Conlin very nearly became the Democratic governor of Iowa and would have been the first woman to win the post. She defeated two other primary candidates and lost the general election by a narrow margin. Though elected office slipped out of her grasp, Ms. Conlin has continued to work for the Iowa public from her law firm in Des Moines.

As an instrumental figure in American law, Ms. Conlin is a member of countless legal societies and has won an equally staggering number of awards. She was named one of the 50 most influential women lawyers in America and one of the top 10 litigators by the National Law Journal. She served as the first woman president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), which presented her with the 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award. Ms. Conlin became the first woman to chair the Roscoe Pound Foundation, and she founded the Civil Justice Foundation to direct support to grass roots organizations and disabled individuals. In 1995, Ms. Conlin was inducted into the Inner Circle of Advocates, which is limited to 100 members nationwide. In 2003, she won the Mary Louis Smith Human Rights Award from the Des Moines Human Rights Commission.

In her support of other women, Ms. Conlin has served as general counsel and president of the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, which notably presented her with the 2004 Ruth Bader Ginsberg Award. She also founded the Iowa Women's Political Caucus, and has been inducted into the Iowa Woman's Hall of Fame. In her student days, she won honors from Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Beta Phi, Alpha Lambda Delta, Chi Omega, and Pi Alpha Alpha.

Ms. Conlin has been included in numerous volumes of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in the Midwest, Who's Who in the World, and Who's Who of American Women, as well as the 1987-1988 edition of Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America. In 1975, Ms. Conlin was named one of the 44 Women Who Could Save America. To find out more about Ms. Conlin or to enlist her services, please visit
Ms. Conlin wishes to dedicate this Lifetime Achievement to her mother, Alyce.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Ms. Conlin has been featured on the Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievers website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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