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Lori L. Klockau

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Lori L. Klockau received a B.S. in 1980, M.A. in 1982 and a J.D. in 1991 from the University of Iowa. She worked as a prosecuting intern at the Johnson County Attorney’s Office from 1990 to 1991. She began practicing family and adoption law in 1991. Lori’s areas of practice include adoption, divorce, domestic issues of unmarried and same-sex couples. She also does surrogate and gestational carrier cases and contracts.

Lori is an active member of the Iowa State Bar, the American Bar Association, the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Johnson County Bar Association. Lori is a past President of the Johnson County Bar Association.  She is also a member of the American Bar Endowment.

Lori is currently on the Board of Governor’s for the Iowa State Bar Association.  She has been appointed to serve on the Iowa Supreme Court Task Force to Review Procedures in Domestic Relation Cases.  Lori is a fellow of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys and a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys.  Lori is a past counsel member for the Iowa State Bar Association Family and Juvenile Law Section. Her service also includes being the Chair of the Adoption Subcommittee of the ISBA Family and Juvenile Law Section. She is a Life Member of Girl Scouts of America and has volunteered at Camp Nauvoo for over thirty years. She is a founder of Concerned Citizens of Sand Prairie Preservation which helped create a new 80 acre nature park in Iowa City. Lori is a frequent speaker on a variety of family law topics including adoption, divorce, and child custody.

Practice Areas
Domestic Relations; Family Law; Adoption

1991, Iowa

Law School:
University of Iowa, J.D.

Iowa State (Chair, Committee on Adoption Council, 2005-2008) and American (Member, Family Law Section; Chair, Adoption Committee) Bar Associations; American Academy of Adoption Attorneys; Johnson County (President 2011 – 2013, Chair, Family Law Committee, 1993-1994 and 2010 – 2012); Fellow of the American Academy of Assisted Reproduction Technology Attorneys (2014 – present); and on the Board of Governors for the Iowa State Bar Association (2014 – present).  Iowa Supreme Court Task Force to Review Procedures in Domestic Relation Cases.

Author: Iowa Termination of Parental Rights and Adoption Law and Developments in Same-Sex Adoption, Surrogacy, and Gestational Carriers, June 17, 2015, Premarital and Post-Marital Agreements, May 14, 2015, Admissibility of Mental Health Records in Dissolution of Marriage Actions, Domestic Abuse Hearings and Juvenile Court Cases, June 18, 2014, Adoption Law, May 9, 2013, Ethics Panel, April 5, 2013, Dealing with Allegations of Child Abuse, October 2012,  The Best of the Best in Iowa Family Law Documents, October 27, 2011.  Non Marital Partnership Agreements and Forms, October 3, 2011, How Alimony and Property Division Intertwine, October 29, 2010, Hot Tips from the Experts, October 25, 2007, International Law and Immigration: How It Affects Divorce, Travel, and Child Custody, October 26, 2006; Common Questions with Clear Answers, October 27, 2005; Adoption: A Practitioner’s Guide, April 15, 2005; Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act, March 3, 2005. Co-Editor, ISBA Family Law Section Newsletter, 2003-2005. Author, “Adoption by Same-Sex Couples,” October 21, 2004; “Adoption Law in Iowa,” August 20, 2003. Co-Author: “Promoting a Healthy Tomorrow Here for Children Adopted from Abroad,” Contemporary Pediatrics Issue, February 2003; “Termination of Parental Rights and Iowa Adoption Law,” October 9, 2002; “Making Visitation Fit the Child,” June 20, 2002; “Alimony, Making the Payer’s Case and Making the Recipient’s Case,” October 26, 2001; “Domestic Law in Iowa,” September 14, 2001; “Adoption Primer,” May 31, 2001; Adoption Law in Iowa Terminating Parental Rights – Laws You Need to Be Aware Of,” March 29, 2001; “Adoption Law in Iowa,” September, 14, 1999; “Adoption Law Update,” October 16, 1998; “The Basics of Spousal Support,” June 18, 1997; “Tax Aspects of Divorce,” May 30, 1997; “Adoption in Iowa,” April 24, 1997; “Tax Clauses in Divorce Settlements and Decrees,” October 3-4, 1996; “Termination of Parental Rights and Adoption in Iowa,” November 11, 1994; Editor, ISBA Family Law Report, 1991-1994; “The Bounds of Advocacy,” October 8, 1993; “The Preparation and Trial of Child Custody Cases,” June 1993.

Fort Madison, Iowa