On May 11th, 2009, Jeana Goosmann started the Goosmann Law Firm from the ground up.
With passion and a BIG vision, two attorneys and one paralegal, the firm lifted into flight mode. Nine years later, Goosmann Law has grown to almost 50 employees!
To reflect on how much the firm has grown and changed over the years we wanted to share a timeline of all the years of fun.
In May 2009, Jeana Goosmann, CEO, Founder and Managing Partner, started the Goosmann Law Firm in Sioux City, Iowa. Having left an established 100-year-old law firm, Jeana had a vision and defied the risks of starting her own firm. Initially, Jeana had enough work to hire multiple attorneys, however, she opted to hire only one lawyer and an assistant. After 10 months the firm outgrew their space and moved to a different downtown office tripling the original square footage and team members in one year.
CEO Jeana Goosmann invested in downtown Sioux City by renovating the historic Lerch building. The larger building allowed for additional office space for the growing team.
In 2013, the firm opened a new office in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and expanded its Sioux City team by three members and successfully opened the Goosmann Trust Law Counsel, a boutique estate and business succession planning
department within the full service law firm. Shortly after the expansion to Sioux Falls, Jeana began recording The Law Review on both Sioux City’s KTIV and Sioux Falls KELOLAND.
The firm became a certified Women-Owned Business by the Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). In 2014, the firm redesigned their website for a fresh look and celebrated their 5 year anniversary. In the firm’s fifth year, the team had done over a billion dollars in deals with a total of fifteen members including attorneys and non-attorney staff.
In 2015, the firm became a member of the National Association of Minority and Women-Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF). In addition, the team continued to grow by hiring seven new employees. The firm expanded its space at the Lerch,
downtown Sioux City location, renovating the 2nd floor to accommodate the growing team.
In 2016, the firm grew its paralegal team from two to six, totaling the GLF team to 25 members. The firm has continued to grow and has done over 2 billion dollars in deals.
In 2017, the firm was voted “#1 Law Firm in Siouxland” by the Sioux City Journal’s Weekender, and officially opened its Omaha office, continuing to expand up and down the I-29 corridor. Goosmann Law Firm was named one of the top 100 fastest growing law firms in the United States by the Law Firm 500 Award. The firm purchased and renovated a historic building on 501 Douglas Street in Downtown Sioux City. Also in 2017 the firm began planning for a new office space in Sioux Falls.
In 2018, this is the firm's biggest year yet! Their new Omaha build-out expanded them to 8,000 square feet enabling them for further growth in Omaha. Jeana Goosmann was a Lifetime Achievement Award nominee by the Top 100 Attorney's list. We are at 46 team members today with commitments for more to join in 2018. The firm plans to continue growth throughout 2018 and into 2019... stay tuned!