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Sonia Maria Elossais

  • Associate Attorney


Des Moines, IA





I graduated from Coe College in 2014 with a degree in Economics and Political Science. After completing my undergraduate studies, I worked for a district congressional office assisting the constituents of Iowa's first district with various issues including immigration and veterans' affairs. In 2019, I was admitted to Drake Law School. In my time at Drake, I clerked for the a juvenile court judge, the Iowa Court of Appeals, and practiced as a student with the Iowa Appellate Defender's Office and the Iowa Attorney General's Office. While at the Appellate Defender's Office, I drafted the brief in State v. Stevens, 970 N.W.2d 598 (Iowa 2022), a case on Fourth Amendment law. As a student practice intern at the Iowa Attorney General's Office, I argued before the Iowa Court of Appeals. During my last semester of law school, I began working at Carr Law Firm as a law clerk.

I graduated from Drake Law in 2022 and was admitted to practice law in Iowa in the same year. I have been an associate at Carr Law Firm since being admitted. My practice has focused primarily on criminal law, juvenile law, and post-conviction relief. I particularly enjoy practicing appellate law and I am passionate about zealously advocating for my clients whether at trial or on appeal.

I spend my spare time with family and friends, reading, and antiquing. 

Areas Of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Appellate
  • Juvenile

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 2022


  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science, Economics

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Blackstone Inn of Court, Associate, 2023 to Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association, 2022 to Present
  • Iowa Association for Justice, 2023 to Present
  • English