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Laura Lockwood


Email: lockwood (at) handslawfirm.com


“My favorite part about being an attorney is my clients. Through the practice of law, I have a direct and effective way of helping people through their struggles. Each day I am privileged to work with interesting individuals who have entrusted me to help them with their unique legal matter. My reward is their results.”


Laura was admitted to practice law in 2008. Having always worked for smaller firms, Laura practiced as a sole practitioner for two years before joining Hartung & Schroeder in 2015. Laura maintains an extensive litigation practice, representing clients involved in civil and criminal cases. In her civil practice, Laura represents individuals in the areas of family law, juvenile law, personal injury, and probate. Her criminal practice includes representing clients facing a variety of different criminal charges ranging from operating while intoxicated, fraud and theft, and controlled substance violations.

Education

Laura was born and raised in North Liberty, Iowa. She graduated as valedictorian of Clear Creek Amana High School in 2000. She attended college on an athletic scholarship and graduated from the University of Iowa in 2004 with “High Distinction and Honors” along with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in sociology. As a student athlete on the UI women’s softball team, Laura earned Academic All-Big Ten and Academic All-American Honors. Laura received her law degree from Drake University Law School in 2008, and she served as the President of Drake Law Women from 2007-2008.

Professional Memberships and Honors

  • Member, Iowa State Bar Association
  • Member, Polk County Bar Association
  • Executive Counsel Member, Young Lawyers Division of the ISBA
  • Co-chair of the Professional Development Committee
  • Board Member, Polk County Women Attorneys
  • Member, Blackstone Inn of Court
  • Member, Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
    • Divorce
    • Custody
    • Asset Distribution
  • Juvenile Law
    • Child in Need of Assistance
    • Juvenile Delinquency
    • Termination of Parental Rights
    • Adoptions
  • Probate Law
    • Guardianships
    • Conservatorships
    • Drafting Wills and Trusts
  • Administrative Law
    • Department of Transportation Appeals
    • Department of Human Services Appeals
  • Criminal Law
    • Alcohol and Substance-abuse Related Offenses
    • Theft and Fraud Offenses
    • Misdemeanor and Felony Offenses

Family

  • Married with One Child