Who We Are
Alex Lodge — Secretary, Co-Founder
Alex is a Louisiana native, but he has made the Midwest his home. After finishing his degree in Chemistry at Grambling State University, Alex moved to Iowa to pursue a doctorate in Organic Chemistry. After finishing his doctorate, Alex pursued a law degree at the University of Iowa College of Law. Alex is currently IP Counsel with Cargill, Inc.
Alex enjoys music, family, friends, reading, and being engaged in the community. Alex is actively involved as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Kappa Alpha Psi Guide Right Program, and lead pro bono efforts related to conviction expungement and arrest record correction in the Greater Madison, Wisconsin area. Alex is a recipient of the State Bar of Wisconsin Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award, Urban League of Greater Madison Rising Star Award, and Wisconsin Law Journal’s Up and Coming Lawyer Award.
Crystal Pound — President, Co-Founder
Crystal is attorney, business owner and adjunct professor. Originally from Remer, MN, Crystal has a bachelors' in English/Mass Communications, with a certificate in publishing from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Upon graduating from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2016, Crystal received the Boyd Service Award for her commitment to community service and the Philip G. Hubbard Human Rights Award.
During her years in law, Crystal has practiced in a broad breadth of legal experience such as municipal law, transportation law, criminal law, business law, employment law, estate planning, trust and probate litigation, construction law, commercial litigation, guardianships and conservatorships.
Brian Farrell — Director
Brian Farrell is Associate Professor of Instruction at the University of Iowa College of Law where he teaches international law, criminal law, and human rights courses.