Overview

Kimberly has handled hundreds of family law cases, including complex matters involving custody, parental alienation, and division of substantial assets. She understands and empathizes with the emotional and financial cost of divorce.

Kimberly communicates frequently with her clients throughout the divorce process, providing progress reports on the status of their case and guidance on what to expect as the matter moves forward to resolution.

Additionally, she is a trained mediator and practices Collaborative Law for clients interested in alternatives to formal court proceedings.

Kimberly is experienced in the judicial process and has tried a variety of civil cases before juries, including transportation-related matters. She has defended transportation businesses ranging from local trucking companies to nationally recognized trucking corporations.

She worked as a nurse for nearly twenty years prior to becoming an attorney and is knowledgeable on many trauma related injuries, including neck, back, and brain injuries.

Experience

Experience

  • 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 Organization of Women Attorneys
  • Iowa Society of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Polk County Women Attorneys

Seminars 

  • 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)
  • Selected for inclusion in Great Plains Super Lawyers in the area of General Litigation (Rising Stars: 2013-2017)

Cases Presentations & Publications

Cases Presentations & Publications

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

Education

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

  • National Client Counseling Team member

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

Admissions

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