Who we are

Rob and Katie

Rob and Katie – are husband and wife, partners in business and in life. We approach our practice like we approach life: open, honestly and with heart. We openly care about our clients and the end result. Not just about the “business” you bring to our firm.  We practice in the same community we live in. Which means that we will most likely see you at Jim’s, at a school function, or at our favorite; the local race track. It means that we look forward to knowing who you are, what we can do to help you and strive to not only earn your respect, but your friendship.

We have two kids, ages 8 (Cameron) and 5 (Suzanna). You will most likely see them around the office from time to time. We are a family oriented business and hope to, at the very least, pass down to our children (among other things) that good things come from hard work and dedication.  We actively farm alfalfa hay on Rob’s family farm in our “spare” time, participate in local community events, and 100% realize how awesome it is to live out here. Close enough to the city, but far enough away.

We do not have a typical office front. We practice in the middle of the country, surrounded by Rob’s ancestral farm land handed down from generation to generation. Our office, the “Ireland Homestead”, is the Century Farm front and has been in his family for over 100 years. The history that surrounds our firm and the land on which it sits means something to us and we hope that it is a visual reminder to us each day how fortunate we are to be able to work and live in this magnificent community.

When not farming, practicing law, or raising kids, Rob can be found at the local race track racing modified dirt circle track cars. Katie can be found on a near by trail, training for her next half marathon. We are passionate about life and look forward to welcoming you into ours.

We hope that when you leave our firm, you feel the same as those that have left before you. Here are some of what people have said:

“I felt my ideas/concerns/concepts were listened to”

– IP Client
I highly recommend spending your time & money with Ireland & Ireland. That’s a bold statement and I mean it. All of my ideas/concerns/concepts were listened to intently, sound advice was given and actions were taken based on these decisions. I worked with 3 other Patent & Trademark Attorney’s before I found the one I’m going to stick with, Ireland & Ireland.

“Rob is…not simply in it to earn a high fee”

– IP Client
I am an engineer/physicist who chose Ireland and Ireland as my patent attorney to draft and file a fairly technical patent with the USPTO. My experience with Rob and company was great. Rob is personally interested in the work and his clients, and is not simply in it to earn a high fee. His knowledge of the patent process was what I needed. His judgement on how to deal with the arcane ways of the patent office worked out well. A very enjoyable, easy group to work with and highly recommended.

“They took the time to help me learn the ropes”

– IP Client
As an entrepreneur starting a new business, I wasn’t sure best how to protect my Intellectual Property. I came to Rob Ireland several years ago and found that he and his staff were willing to not only help get my I.P. filed, but they took the time to help me learn the ropes and understand just what it was that I was getting into. Because of his excellent guidance I now have my first issued patent with two more in the works. I highly recommend Rob to anyone, either new or seasoned, who needs a competent and friendly patent attorney to protect their I.P.

“Katie turned out to be my saving grace”

– Divorce Client
Recently I was faced with the life altering experience of going through a divorce. During this time I was overwhelmed with anxiety, confusion, and where to turn next. A friend recommended Ireland & Ireland as a great place to start. I called and had a consultation with Katie and she turned out to be my saving grace during this time of turmoil. Katie & Robert and the office staff (Candice, Cassi) are very professional. They are great communicators, supportive of you and your family’s needs, and excellent in providing timely cost effective results. Each time I had a question the staff were available via phone and e-mail keeping me informed of every update along the way. If your looking for a relaxed legal office atmosphere a trustworthy Attorney or if you find yourself in a situation like I did stop wondering what to do next. Call Ireland & Ireland and let these professionals take care of your legal needs.

“Rob and his staff actually worked”

– Land Use Client
Ireland & Ireland did an outstanding job with the Apple Valley Airport land use case here in Banks . Rob and his staff actually worked, visited our site and understood our case.Today Apple Valley Airport is in operation and the community is at ease. Minimal litigation, reasonable rates with real results.

“Ireland & Ireland offers the best of everything”

– Family Law Client
After using other attorneys over the years I’ve found that Ireland & Ireland offers the best of everything. They have the knowledge and expertise of expensive, big city attorneys but offer friendly, honest service that you can only find in a small town community. Their skill in the court room, passion for the law, and honest compassion for their clients is unsurpassed.

“She never made me feel as if I was wasting her time”

– Estate Planning Client
I was very pleased with Katie and her staff. Phone calls were always returned promptly and she never made me feel as if I was wasting her time, no matter how much clarification I needed on a subject. Katie is very knowledgeable and showed genuine concern for our family in a difficult time.