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Elizabeth Z. Stanley, Attorney – Founder

Elizabeth Z. Stanley is a 2020 graduate from the University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law. Prior to law school she worked with various firms in Iowa as a paralegal and found her passion in child welfare, juvenile justice, and family law.

Elizabeth is passionate about the families she serves. As a child, she was adjudicated a child in need of assistance and placed in various treatment facilities and foster homes. As a teen mother, she successfully navigated the juvenile court system and achieved reunification with her children. As an adult, she and her husband, Todd Stanley, opened their home to children and families in Siouxland by becoming licensed foster parents. She is passionate about parental rights and has worked with many parents guiding them through the juvenile court system. As a licensed attorney, it is her goal to continue that guidance and provide exceptional representation in the courtroom.

Elizabeth strongly believes that providing legal services and education to families and children is urgently needed in our communities. Educating and empowering families to make the best legal decisions for their lifestyles results in more affordable and happier legal resolutions.

More about Elizabeth


  • STATE OF IOWA – 2021
  • State of South Dakota – 2021
  • Winnebago Tribal Court – 2022
  • Omaha tribal court – 2023


  • J.D. – University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law, 2020
  • B.S. – Buena Vista University, 2002


  • National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges – ASSOCIATE MEMBER
    • young lawyers division
    • Solo, small firm, general practice division
    • family law division
    • law practice division


  • Lennox/Quakerdale ProAm Invitational – feature speaker, JUNE 2022
  • Custody decisions when domestic violence is present, cle – presenter, MARCH 2023


Raegan Chavez is a 2022 graduate from the University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law.

Raegan is passionate about Tribal Law. During law school, Raegan was an active member in the Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) and served as Treasurer during her second and third years of law school. During her internships and professional experiences, Raegan has worked with Criminal and Civil cases for Navajo Nation, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, and Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Raegan is passionate about Access to Justice. Her passion grew during her yearlong externship with the Great North Innocence Project, where she worked to exonerate those who have been wrongfully convicted of crimes they did not commit. She strives to serve our communities through creative case planning with those she represents.

Raegan believes that EVERYONE deserves access to legal representation in State and Tribal Courts. Providing certainty in cost and encouraging attorney efficiency through limited scope and flat fee service options, we begin to Bridge the Gap in legal services!

Raegan Chavez, Associate Attorney
More about Raegan


  • State of South Dakota – 2022
  • Winnebago Tribal Court – 2023
  • omaha tribal court – 2023


  • J.D. – University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law, 2020
  • B.S. – Weber State University, 2018
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE & sociology


  • South Dakota Bar Association


“We educated, privileged lawyers have a professional and moral duty to represent the
underrepresented in our society, to ensure that justice exists for all, both legal and economic justice.”

~ Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, 2002

Austin Freeman-Quade, Billing Specialist

Austin, recently married and ready for a career change has joined Stanley Law Firm, LLC as the firm’s Billing Specialist.

Bio coming soon!

Amber Meyers, Legal Assistant

Amber is a passionate about supporting and empowering families. As a mother of 11 children, grandmother of 4 she keeps busy. Amber and her husband, Donald, are service in action. They have been licensed foster parents in our community for over nine years. Through fostering children in her home, she has worked directly with families to support reunification efforts.

Amber’s career goals center around serving the families in our community. In her position at Stanley Law Firm, she is the client point of contact on most matters. In addition to this role, she is a Class Facilitator for the National Training and Development Curriculum (NTDC) with Lutheran Services of Iowa. As a class facilitator she prepares prospective foster parents to become licensed to support families and foster children.

With compassion and understanding, Amber strives to educate and empower the underserved families in our community – resulting in positive legal outcomes for our clients.

Support Staff

Our Support Staff play a vital role in providing efficient and cost-effective legal services. Support staff have a firm grasp on technology and ensure efficient information administration through development of office automation procedures.

Leveraging technology increases accessibility of legal services through reduced fees, simplified case collaboration, and client communications.

Hannah Chadwell, Legal Intern

Hannah is completing her final year at the University of South Dakota and has recently completed her LSAT. A go getter with a desire to learn, she has her eyes set on a career in law and public policy.

Hannah strives to create change in the community- We strive to encourage and empower her to succeed in her passions, knowing that bridging the gap in access to justice requires that we as a legal community pour into the next generation of community leaders.

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