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Sarah C. Thielen

Sarah Thielen, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Startups and Innovators
  • Estate Planning, Wills, and Trusts

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Contact Information

Sarah Thielen
Associate Attorney
Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Phone: (319) 365-9461
Fax: (319) 365-8443

About Sarah C. Thielen

Sarah is an associate attorney whose practice focuses on business law and estate planning. In 2018, Sarah graduated with her J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law. She is a 2014 graduate of Coe College, where she studied business administration. Sarah is originally from Dubuque, Iowa, and now lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

While attending law school, Sarah served as the Senior Managing Editor of the Iowa Law Review and as President of the Equal Justice Foundation. She also worked as a student ambassador for the Office of Admissions, and as a Research Assistant for Professor Sheldon Kurtz. During law school she spent one semester serving as a judicial extern for Justice Waterman of the Iowa Supreme Court. Prior to graduating law school, Sarah was a Summer Associate at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll in 2016 and 2017.


  • Coe College, B.A., Business Administration (2014)
  • University of Iowa College of Law, J.D. (2018)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Linn County Bar Association

Awards and Recognitions

  • Iowa State Bar Association Award (2018)
  • Deans Award for Academic Excellence: Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness II (2018)
  • Boyd Service Award: High Honors (2018)

Community and Personal

Sarah enjoys spending time with her dog, Savannah, as well as her family and friends. She also enjoys serving as an Alumni Advisor for the Coe College chapter of Delta Delta Delta.

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From the Desk of Sarah C. Thielen

Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

A Violation of a Municipal Safety Ordinance May Constitute Negligence Per Se

Last year we reported on an Iowa Court of Appeals decision that has now been vacated by the Iowa Supreme Court. In 2015 the Iowa Court of Appeals decided Winger v. CM Holdings, L.L.C., 2015 WL 2393447 (Iowa Ct. App.), holding that the doctrine of negligence per se is limited to violations of statutes that have been adopted at a statewide level.

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