University of South Dakota School of Law - University of South Dakota
Iowa South Dakota Federal Circuit
About Joel Arends
Arends Law offers more than traditional legal and litigation services: it solves your problems. While navigating through complex problems, a strong leader with broad capabilities can substantially increase your likelihood of success. We offer our clients substantive experience in a wide range of fields including wills, probate and estates, family law, oil and gas, physician licensure, election law, government relations and public policy development. Born and raised in Little Rock, Iowa, Joel Arends graduated from the University of South Dakota and went on to receive his law degree from the University of South Dakota. Joel is licensed to practice law in both South Dakota and Iowa. Having worked at the highest levels of American government and politics, Arends served as a campaign aide to president George W. Bush and former presidential candidates Senator John McCain and congresswoman Michele Bachmann. Joel has served in the United States Army for 21 years and currently serves as a Major in the United States Army Reserve. Arends served as an infantry platoon leader in Iraq with the Army's 1st Cavalry Division and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Combat Infantryman's badge for his service to the Army and our nation. In 2006 the Secretary of Defense named Joel as one of the 50 heroes in the Global War on Terror. Joel is married to his beautiful wife Robin and they have three children together Noah, Abigail and Zachary.