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Steven J. Kahler

  • Of Counsel


Practice Areas

  • General Practice
  • Family Law
  • Municipal Law
  • General Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Business & Commercial Law


  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
    • J.D. - 1986
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: "Order of the Coif"
  • University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
    • B.A. - 1982
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Public Relations

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit

Professional Associations

  • Dillon Inn of Court , Past President, 1995 to Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Member, Present
  • Jackson County Bar Association, Past President, 1993 to Present

Representative Cases

  • Wendling Quarries, Inc. v. Property Assessment Appeal Bd. of State, 863 N.W.2d 35 , 2015, Iowa App.
  • Citizens Finance Co. v. Bickford, 851 N.W.2d 546 , 2014, Iowa App.
  • Miller vs. Roling, 720 N.W. 2d 562, 2006, Iowa Sup Ct
  • In re Marriage of Fondell, 710 N.W. 2d 257, 2005, Iowa App


  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rating
  • Golden Seal Award- Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Representation of victims of domestic abuse, 1996 to 2011
  • Represent Indigent clients on behalf of the Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Representation of variety of non-profit organizations

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