Michael Frey

Michael Frey, J.D.


  • South Sioux City HS 1983
  • Westmar College, BA Business Administration in 1987
  • Drake Law School JD, in 1990 with Honors

Court Licenses

  • State and Federal courts of Iowa
  • State and Federal courts of Nebraska
  • State and Federal courts in South Dakota

Professional Organizations

  • Iowa Trial Academy: Michael Frey is a Fellow of the Iowa Trial Academy.  Membership in the Academy is by invitation only and is considered to be the highest achievement an Iowa licensed Attorney can attain in the area of Trial Practice
  • State Bars of Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota
  • Woodbury County Bar Association & Dakota County Bar Association
  • Iowa Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute

Legal Background

Michael Frey has been practicing law in a wide variety of venues and legal areas for 25 years, and has taken over 70 jury trials to verdict during this time. He spent several years as an attorney with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Office, handling special and general court marshals, administrative boards and article 15’s. After his Honorable Discharge from the Army, Michael has spent over 20 years handling complex civil litigation. Michael has exceptional expertise and extensive experience in the areas of construction defect, personal injury, products liability and wrongful death litigation, along with fire and personal injury claim investigations involving cause and origin determinations. He also specializes in pre-litigation preparation for insurance carriers and corporate clients, including those involving large losses, (in excess of $100 million dollars).

His extensive trial experience has allowed him to successfully prepare and argue appeals to the Iowa and Nebraska Supreme Courts and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.

About Michael

Michael is a native of the Siouxland area, having grown up here and graduated from South Sioux City High School in Nebraska. He remained in the region to receive his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Westmar College and then went on to graduate with honors from Drake University School of Law with his Juris Doctor degree 1990.


He and his wife, Lisa, are active members of the Siouxland community, and have two children– Bryce and Kayla.