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Law firm hires Sheldon native Van Holland | News

  • March 2, 2023

SHELDON—Ever since Avery Van Holland earned her law degree, she knew she wanted to return home to Sheldon.

She even knew what firm she wanted to work for as well.

Van Holland got her wish. Not only was she able to return home, she was hired to practice law at Heidman Law Firm in Tom Whorley’s office in Sheldon.

“I’ve very excited to be here,” Van Holland said. “I’m originally from Sheldon, so I wanted to get back to the area and I’m learning from the best.”

She did not have any lawyers in her family, but she knew practicing law was what she wanted to do from a young age. Despite her interest, Van Holland had never met Whorley, a longtime lawyer in Sheldon, when she was in Sheldon.

It was not until she was attending the University of Iowa College of Law in Iowa City when met Whorley.

Van Holland ended up interning in Whorley’s firm the two summers she was in law school.

“It was clear to me since I started that I wanted to work here full time after I graduated,” she said. “I learned a lot about how to interact with clients and how to talk to people and meet with people and help them through difficult times in their lives. I loved that I was able to work in so many different areas of law. I’ve done a little bit of everything which has been fun to get to know what I enjoy.”

Whorley said Van Holland is a great addition to his firm.

“She clerked for us for two summers, and she did a tremendous job,” he said. “She’s a very bright young lady, and we are really looking forward to integrating her into our Sheldon office. She was born and raised

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