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Agnes Gathoni Warutere

Criminal defense Attorney at Ankeny, IA

4.5   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Felonies: Class A - Class D. Misdemeanors: Aggravated, Serious, Simple. Traffic Vioolations. Juvenile Delinquencies.

    12 years, 6,000 cases

  2. Family
    Divorce/Dissolution of Marriage. Child support, Custody and Visitation. Division of property and debts. Alimony/Spousal Support. Child in Need of Assistance (CINA). Termination of Parental Rights (TPR).

    10 years

Agnes Warutere is a Dedicated Attorney with International Experience. Prior to admission to the Supreme Court of Iowa, Agnes was law professor in Tanzania, a legal researcher in Canada, and a law practitioner in Kenya.

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Warutere Law Firm
1932 SW 3rd St Ste 5
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Posted by Ashley | January 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Love her
Agnes is amazing she is dedicated to her clients. She helped me through the hardest time in my life and even came to me at the hospital when my son was born. I would hire her again without hesitation
Posted by AJ | March 18, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best Service
Agnes is an extremely knowledgeable attorney who provides quality results. Agnes is highly skilled with legal research and is excellent in litigation. If you are looking for an attorney that truly cares and will fight for you, I strongly suggest hiring her.
Posted by Spencer | January 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
I have hired Agnes as my defense attorney a couple times now, shes is hands down the best attorney I’ve ever seen in Iowa. All my previous experiences with attorneys had always left me feeling like they weren’t really fighting for me, they always recommended the first plea bargain that came to the table. Agnes was the first Attorney I’ve ever seen truly fight for her clients. How she spoke to the jury and judge was almost like something out of a movie, her knowledge on the law is astounding. My first experience with Agnus I walked into court ready to plea, instead she asked me to trust her so I did and we walked out with a dismissal. She has earned me as a client for life.
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Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Program Director
it is my utmost pleasure to recommend agnes to anyone looking for a good lawyer. I assure you that her superior skills, work habits and knowledge on criminal & family law exceed most lawyers in the field. I needed help with family issue and she walked me through the entire process. She went above and beyond by checking how i was doing and if i needed any help. Agnes is very dedicated to her clients.
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2014
Ms Warutere is one of the most competent attorneys I've ever known. She was a law professor prior to coming to Iowa.
Ms. Watutere is a consummate professional in every sense of the word. I am completely satisfied with her services and would definitely hire her again if the need should arise.
Posted by Ronal | June 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
I won’t recommend this Lowyer horrible experience.
Not recommended anyone.bad experience don’t believe the reviews in reality it’s not true.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Warutere Law Firm
  • 2013 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Iowa State Public Defender
  • 2011 - 2013


  • Drake University Law School
  • 2010
  • Dalhousie University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2003
  • University of Nairobi School of Law
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver
  • Not Guilty Verdict.
  • Reckless Reckless Use of Fire/Explosives
  • Not Guilty Verdict.
  • Dependent Adult Abuse by a Caretaker
  • Not Guilty Verdict.
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  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Swahili


  • Open University of Tanzania Law Journal
  • International Trade Law and Genetically Modified Organisms
  • 2007
  • Institute for Security Studies
  • Review of the Tanzanian Criminal Justice System
  • 2007
  • Open University of Tanzania Law Journal
  • Maritime Boundary Delimitation
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

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Given (0)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Agnes is a smart, dedicated attorney who never stops fighting for injustice. She works tirelessly to ensure that her clients have the best possible representation."
Juvenile law Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Agnes on multiple cases. She always strongly advocates for her clients, but she also works well with other attorneys and professionals, which makes a resolution much more attainable."
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Ankeny Criminal defense Lawyer Agnes Gathoni Warutere
Agnes Gathoni Warutere
Criminal defense Attorney
Ankeny, IA
Licensed for 12 years
Free Consultation