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Jonathan Causey

 Managing Partner

Phone: 515-381-0168



Jonathan Causey is lead counsel at Causey & Ye Law. As an expert in litigation, Jon practices business and commercial litigation, personal injury, and other types of civil litigation in state court. Jon also practices criminal defense. He further represents individuals in front of the Federal Immigration Courts and Federal District Court. 

Jon has a unique background for an Iowa attorney.  He originally hails from Memphis, Tennessee.  In 2004, he received his BBA in banking and finance with a minor in economics from Mississippi State University.  After undergrad, Jon immediately opened an insurance agency where he managed a staff and assisted over 1000 clients with their insurance needs and financial planning.  He held insurance licenses in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi.  In addition, he earned his Series 6 and 63 securities licenses. In May of 2014, he received his Juris Doctorate with Honors from Mississippi College School of Law.


Since practice, Jon has won millions of dollars in civil judgments. In 2016, on behalf of Causey & Ye Law, Jon received the International Community Leadership Award from the Iowa Secretary of State. In 2017, Jon was recognized as the "National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys Top 10 under 40" for his excellence in the field of Criminal Law! During that same year, on behalf of Causey & Ye Law, Jon received the inaugural US-China Business Leadership Award from the Iowa-China Council. The U.S. Ambassador to China and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds presented the award. 

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense, Student Misconducts, Marriage Dissolution & Other Family Law Matters


The following are just a few highlights of Jon’s diligent advocacy for his clients:

  • Jon was the lead trial attorney for a civil case in Johnson County involving EB-5 immigrant investment visas, fraudulent      misrepresentation, conspiracy, and aiding and abetting.  The jury      awarded Jon’s client $140,000.00 in compensatory damages and $400,000.00 in punitive damages. 
  • Jon won a summary judgment of $460,000.00 against an Iowa steel company for a company client from China. 
  • In criminal court, Jon represents people charged with everything from simple misdemeanors and traffic offenses to felonies.  He is an expert in uncovering errors in the criminal      justice system.  He has a reputation for having past judgments vacated      and dismissed.  In several cases, he had firearm, domestic violence, or OWI related convictions vacated and dismissed.  Jon additionally always has his clients’ criminal charges reduced, or he is willing and able to fight it out at trial. 
  • Jon also represents immigrants and other non-US citizens in State Courts and Federal Courts (including Federal Immigration Court).  He zealously fights for these individuals’ rights.  He will not simply lie down and get his clients to stipulate to deportation or to plead to a reduced charge that will lead to deportation. 
  • Jon also represents students that are accused of wrongdoing at Iowa’s Universities.  He often has their suspensions or expulsions overturned or reduced.  He has also negotiated refunds of tuition when students are wrongfully expelled from school. 
  • Jon additionally represents many individuals in divorces and custody battles.  This is not your typical hands-off representation that many firms promote.  Jon diligently advocates for his family law clients.  He never pressures clients into agreements that they do not want.  If he has to, he will take a divorce or custody case to trial.  He also specializes in divorces involving immigrants and non-US citizens.  This is important because divorce for a non-US citizen may have repercussions far beyond the failed marriage.