Attorney Suzan Boden

Attorney Suzan Boden
Retired Partner
7.3Suzan E. Boden

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Attorney Profile

Attorney Suzan Boden is a graduate of Iowa State University (B.S. 1977), Mercy Hospital School of Medical Technology (1977), and the University of South Dakota (J.D. 1987). She is admitted to practice law in the United States Appellate Court (8th Circuit) and United States Federal Court, as well as Iowa and South Dakota state courts. Suzan handles primarily workers’ compensation and personal injury cases, such as work-related deaths, on-the-job injuries, lost wages, medical and disability benefits, repetitive stress injuries (e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome), occupational illness/disease, bodily injuries, car accidents, construction accidents, and slip and fall accidents. She also handles adoption, juvenile, guardianship/conservatorship, social security disability, title opinions, real estate property contract disputes, quiet-title matters, and civil litigation. With Suzan, your consultation is always free!

Suzan became a lawyer after working for several years as a medical technologist (clinical laboratory scientist). This background gives her a unique perspective when dealing with clients who have been injured, as she understands how the medical field works. The detail-oriented requirements of a laboratory scientist also translate into an extremely diligent attorney. Suzan will leave no stone unturned in all areas of your case!

Suzan has served on the Iowa Association for Justice Workers’ Compensation Core Group for over a decade. They are self-charged with advancing the cause of injured workers while improving their right to fair trial, promoting the administration of justice, and upholding the honor and dignity of the profession of law.

Suzan also served on the Iowa State Judicial Nominating Commission, who are responsible for interviewing applicants to fill all judicial vacancies at both the appellate and supreme court levels. The Commission has only sixty days from when the notice of judicial vacancy is received to submit three nominees from the list of applicants to the Governor. Picking only three nominees for each judicial vacancy out of many well-qualified applicants can sometimes be a daunting task. Luckily, Suzan does not shy away from challenges and thoroughly enjoyed her time on the Commission.

Suzan is a longtime Sioux City resident. She loves being surrounded by nature while cycling, gardening, and traveling. In fact, she serves on the board (and past President) of the Woodbury County Conservation Foundation helping to manage our natural resources in an ecologically sound manner and to conserve our green spaces, history, and culture for the enjoyment of future generations to come. Suzan also enjoys reading, CrossFit, and spending time with her family.


  • Iowa State Bar Association (1987-present)
  • South Dakota State Bar Association (1988-present)
  • Woodbury County Bar Association (1987-present), President (2012)
  • Iowa Association for Justice Workers’ Compensation Core Group (2009-present)
  • Iowa Association for Justice District 3B Board of Governors
  • Iowa Lawyers Trust Account Commission (2009-2015)
  • Iowa State Judicial Nominating Commission (2011-2019)
  • 3B Judicial Nominating Commission (2008-2014)
  • Iowa Department of Transportation Commission (2000-2008), Chairperson (2006-2007)
  • Woodbury County Conservation Board (2014-present), President (2017)
  • Blessed Sacrament Endowment Board


  • Law School: University of South Dakota School of Law (J.D. 1987)
  • College: Iowa State University (B.S. 1977) and Mercy Hospital School of Medical Technology (1977)

Admitted to Practice

  • 1987, Iowa and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
  • 1988, South Dakota and U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota
  • 1994, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

Areas of Practice

Awards & Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers®: Best Law Firms for Metropolitan Tier 2 – Sioux City – Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs (2023)
  • Best Lawyers®: Best Law Firms for Metropolitan Tier 2 – Sioux City –Trusts & Estates Law (2023)
  • Best Lawyers®: The Best Lawyers in America for Workers’ Compensation Law (2023)
  • Best Lawyers®: Top-Listed City Awards for Total Lawyers in Sioux City: 5 lawyers (2023)
  • Best Lawyers®: Best Law Firms for Metropolitan Tier 2 – Sioux City – Trusts & Estates Law (2022)
  • Best Lawyers®: Top-Listed City Awards for Total Lawyers in Sioux City: 4 lawyers (2022)
  • Super Lawyers: Top-Rated Employee Benefits Attorney (2013, 2015-2022) 
  • Martindale-Hubbell®: AV Preeminent® Rating (2014)
  • Best Lawyers®: Best Law Firms for Metropolitan Tier 3 – Sioux City – Trusts & Estates Law (2021)
  • Received Certificate of Recognition from Iowa Governor, Chester Culver, in 2008, for outstanding service to the Iowa Department of Transportation Commission
  • Received Recognition and Acknowledgment from the Iowa Supreme Court in 2015 for service on the Lawyer Trust Account Commission