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Oostra, Bierma, Van Engen & Mouw, PLC


Brian K. Van Engen

Partner, Licensed in Iowa and South Dakota

Brian K. Van Engen’s practice is a general practice, including representing clients in litigation and trials related to business, personal injury, and property damage matters. He also advises clients regarding the formation and organization of businesses and corporations, and assists clients with real estate and business transactions.

Brian’s practice includes helping clients with estate planning, including drafting of wills and trusts, probate and trust administration. Brian’s clients include corporations, businesses, self-employed individuals, and municipalities.

Professional Organizations:

  • Iowa Bar Association
  • South Dakota Bar Association
  • Sioux County Bar Association
  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • Iowa Municipal Attorney’s Association


  • Iowa State Courts
  • South Dakota State Courts
  • US District Court, Northern District of Iowa


  • University of Iowa College of Law, Juris Doctor, with distinction, 1995
  • Dordt College, Bachelor of Arts, 1992


  • “Nobleman v. American Savings Bank: The Supreme Court’s Answer Raises More Questions,” 20 Journal of Corporation Law 363
  • “Post-Gilmer Developments in Mandatory Arbitration: The Expansion of Mandatory Arbitration for Statutory Claims and the Congressional Effort to Reverse the Trend,” 21 Journal of Corporation Law 391

Community Involvement:

  • President – Sioux Center Health Board of Directors, Executive Board
  • Member – Sioux Center Trails Council
  • Chairman – Sioux County Trails Council
  • Siouxperman Triathlon Committee
  • Chairman – Sioux County Conservation Foundation
  • Member – Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra Board
  • Member – Board of Directors and Trust Committee of American State Bank
  • Past Elder in Church Council
  • Past President of Iowa Municipal Attorney’s Association