When facing changing dynamics or the dissolution of a relationship, clients rely on Kimberly Bartosh’s experienced family law acumen to navigate the process and achieve resolution. She guides individuals and families through complex divorce matters including division of substantial assets, spousal and child support, custody planning, parental alienation, and modification actions.

Kim recognizes that every client and every divorce is unique. Utilizing valuable skills gained while working as a nurse for nearly two decades prior to becoming an attorney, Kim develops a connection with clients and a deep understanding of the nuances of their case.

Much like her background providing medical care, Kim approaches each case with empathy and understanding while maintaining objectivity. She prioritizes listening to clients – what are they trying to achieve, what issues or assets are important to them, where are they willing to compromise – to better advise them and help them reach a resolution tailored to achieving their goals.

During what can be a high-stress period in clients’ lives Kim’s balance of compassion and reason in her counsel helps reduce conflict. Instead of pushing clients in a potentially financially and emotionally draining direction, she partners with clients to inform them of their options, provide sage advice, and empower them to make the best decisions for them.

A trained mediator, Kim practices Collaborative Law, advocating clients communicate to formulate a resolution outside of court. If mediation fails, Kim is prepared to ardently fight for her clients by leveraging the other party into a settlement or in trial, and has an exceptional track record litigating highly contested cases.



  • Member Attorney, Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C., 2012—present
  • Chair, Whitfield & Eddy Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group, 2016
  • Chair, Whitfield & Eddy Professional Recruitment Committee, 2014—2015
  • Member, Whitfield & Eddy Professional Recruitment Committee, 2007—2013
  • Associate Attorney, Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C., 2007—2011
  • Eighteen years experience as a registered nurse in critical and emergency care

Activities and Affiliations

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Polk County Women Attorneys


  • ALFA International Annual Business Meeting and Women's Initiative Program, October 2019 
  • ALFA International Transportation Practice Group Seminar, April 2019
  • General Practice Review CLE, Drake Law School, December, 2018
  • ALFA International Annual Business Meeting and Women's Initiative Program, October 2018 
  • Iowa State Bar Association Annual Meeting, June 2018
  • ALFA International Annual Transportation Practice Group Seminar, May 2017
  • Iowa Association for Justice Family Law Seminar, March 2017
  • Trends and Emerging Issues at the Intersection of Mental Health and Family Law, September 2016
  • ALFA International Annual Transportation Practice Group Seminar, May 2016
  • Arkansas Trucking Seminar, September, 2015
  • Family Law Seminar, Iowa State Bar Association, October 2015
  • ALFA International Annual Business Meeting and Women's Initiative Program, October 2014

News & Events

Honors & Recognitions

Honors & Recognitions

  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America as a top-ranked attorney in Family Law (2018-2020) and Commercial Litigation (2020)
  • Selected for inclusion in Great Plains Super Lawyers in the area of General Litigation (Rising Stars: 2013-2017)
  • Polk County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project: recognized for pro bono work hours in 2012—2013

Cases Presentations & Publications

Cases Presentations & Publications

  • "Medical Liens," ALFA Regional Transportation Seminar, February 2016


Drake University Law School, J.D., 2006, with high honors

  • National Client Counseling Team member

University of Iowa, B.S. Nursing, 2004, with distinction 


  • Iowa
    U.S. District Court - Southern District of Iowa
    U.S. District Court - Northern District of Iowa