DillonPat Dillon is an Iowa farmer, who happens also to be an Iowa lawyer, frequently known to admit that he “became a lawyer to support his farming habit.” Pat was born in Oelwein, Iowa, and grew up as part of a diversified family farm operation, graduating from Sumner Community Schools. Together with his brothers and his father, Pat operates a farm in northeast Iowa, with operations that include corn and soybean production, beef cattle, and timber management. Pat resides with his wife, Shelly, and three children, in a refurbished 1880’s farm house near Sumner, and he practices law in the Sumner, Iowa, offices of Dillon Law, PC.

All protests aside, Pat Dillon also loves the law, and he takes genuine pleasure in catching problems early and in finding solutions to the legal issues, large and small, faced by his clients. Pat routinely represents clients in agricultural, real estate, estate planning, bankruptcy, and business issues.

Pat is the the author of Field Manual: Iowa Farmer’s Guide to Legal Issues, is the author if a featured Monthly article “A look at Agricultural Law” appearing in the Northeast Iowa Farmer, a frequent speaker on Ag Law issues and has a note published by the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law.

Pat attended Iowa State University, earning a Bachelor of Science (with Distinction) in Agricultural Studies (Farm Operation), in 1997. Following four years of active duty service as a United States Army Transportation Officer, during which he Commanded the 513th Transportation Company and the 22d Transportation Detachment, Pat obtained his Juris Doctor (with High Honors) in 2003, from the Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa.