Meet the Staff

Attorney Paul JohnsonPaul Johnson

Paul Johnson has been an attorney and Co-director of SLS since 1990. He received his B.A. in Sociology from the University of Northern Iowa and his law degree from the University of Iowa. He has previously worked for the Iowa Department of Human Services in Black Hawk County and for the Linn County (Iowa) Mental Health and Disability Services. He engaged in private practice prior to coming to Iowa State University.



Attorney Michael LevineMichael Levine

Michael Levine has been an attorney and Co-Director of SLS since 1990. He attended the University of Oklahoma, received his B.A. in History from the University of Iowa and his law degree from the Drake University Law School. Prior to joining SLS, he was an attorney in private practice in Des Moines, Iowa. He previously served in the Office of the Polk County Attorney, Criminal Division, as an Assistant Polk County Attorney, and as an Administrative Hearing Officer, Appeals Section, with the Iowa Department of Job Service (now Iowa Workforce Development, Appeals Bureau). He is a member of the Iowa State and Story County Bar Associations and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.


Debbie CarterDebbie Carter

Debbie Carter is an ISU alum and has been the SLS office coordinator since 1999. She is happy to answer questions about SLS or make appointments for visiting our office. Debbie is a Notary Public.