Laura L. Folkerts

Laura L. Folkerts

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Office: (319) 234-4471
Fax: (319) 234-8029
Email: folkertsl@wloolaw.com

Education

University of Northern Iowa (B.A. Magna Cum Laude, 2005)
University of Iowa (J.D. with Distinction, 2009)

Bar Admissions

Iowa (2009)

Laura Folkerts is a Partner with DBSH and is engaged in the General Practice of Law, including but not limited to litigation, employment law, real estate, appellate practice, and wills & probate. She joined the firm in 2009 after graduating from the University of Iowa College of Law. Laura completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Northern Iowa, majoring in both Management and Organizational Communication, and minoring in Dance.

Laura is currently a member of the Iowa State Bar Association, Black Hawk County Bar Association, and the Iowa Municipal Attorneys Association.  She is on the Executive Council of the Iowa State Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division.

Laura and her husband have three young children and an energetic dog.  When not practicing law, Laura enjoys spending time with her family, teaching fitness classes, and cheering on her beloved UNI Panthers.  Laura also serves on the nonprofit board for the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley.

Speaking Engagements:

Laura is frequently asked by employers to give presentations on a variety of Labor and Employment Law topics, including: 

  • "The ADAAA and FMLA: What’s an Employer to Do (and NOT to Do)?"; presented to multiple organizations, including Cedar Valley SHRM, Covenant Clinic Occupational Medicine and Wellness, and continuing education for Funeral Home Directors (2015-2016)
  • "Creation and Termination of the Attorney-Client Relationship"; National Business Institute Seminar (December 2015)
  • "Navigating Through Tricky Employment Law Issues"; presented at continuing education for Funeral Home Directors (April 2015)
  • "Navigating Through Tricky Employment Law Issues as a Governmental Entity"; presented at INRCOG (July 2014)
Laura Practices In:

Appellate AdvocacyLabor & Employment LawEstate Dispute LitigationContract Drafting and ReviewReal EstateEstate Planning, Wills & TrustsMunicipal Law

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