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Ames Family Law - Retired Lawyer
Chris was raised in Ames, Iowa. She attended and graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor's degree in special education/elementary education. Chris graduated from Drake University Law School in 1982. She has since retired from the present law firm.
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