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Kathryn Elizabeth Walker

Estate planning Attorney at Ankeny, IA

5.0   19 reviews

About Kathryn

Learn Kathryn’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    40%

    22 years

  2. Probate
    20%
    Including probating estates as well as Guardianships and Conservatorships

    22 years

  3. Real estate
    20%

    22 years

  4. Family
    10%
    Limited to adoptions

    22 years

  5. Tax
    10%

    22 years

My name is Beth Walker and I have been practicing law in Central Iowa for seventeen years.  The majority of my practice is real estate, estate planning and other probate matters. I grew up in Des Moines, Iowa and was a social worker when I graduated from college.  I learned a lot about families and helping people while practicing social work.  I attended Drake Law School and graduated Order of the Coif.  I joined Walker Billingsley & Bair in 2000 after finishing law school.

 

I am married to Corey Walker and we enjoy practicing law together.  We have two children and spend our free time doing outside activities.  One of our favorite hobbies is hiking fourteeners in Colorado.  We also enjoy good wine and visiting wineries to learn about the winemaking process.

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Licensed for 22 years
State IA
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 09/14/2022
State NE
Status Inactive
Acquired 2001
Updated 10/19/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Kathryn Elizabeth Walker
2605 SW White Birch, Suite 110
Ankeny, IA, 50023
Kathryn Elizabeth Walker
2545 E. Euclid Ave.
Des Moines, IA, 50317
Kathryn Elizabeth Walker
208 N. 2nd Ave. W.
Newton, IA, 50208
Kathryn Elizabeth Walker
25 North Center St.
Marshalltown, IA, 50158
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Reviews

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Posted by Jen | November 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer for drawing up of Will!
Really appreciated Beth’s guidance and the timeliness of her office staff in getting all of my documents for my Will, Living Will and POA together! Highly recommend!
Posted by Megan | October 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Living Will
Beth and team made this daunting task so easy! Thanks for all your help. Xxxx-xxxxzzzzz
Posted by Steve | September 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Law Firm
Beth did an excellent job putting our wills together and everything Associated with them. The staff was wonderfull when we went in to sign them. We very highly recommend walker and Billings law firm. We were very very pleased with them.
Posted by Becky Lee | September 2, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Lawyer
I have always had positive dealings with Beth. Always very thorough and accomplishes 'our' goals. Never leaves 'you hanging' for a decision. Also, want to mention her para-legal Marie Henderson. She is a pleasure to work with and follows up timely with any need I have, that requires legal assistance. Becky Lee-Denniston
Posted by Jeanne | August 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You Are Treated Like Family!!
Katherine "Beth" Walker has done the legal work for our entire family for several years. She has handled everything from real estate closings to title work, and wills, powers of attorney, etc. Her fees are extremely reasonable. She has gone the extra mile for us on many occasions. Namely, when my husband was ill a notary came to our home to execute a document and another time the staff came out to our vehicle to notarize a document in the parking lot. She (and all the staff) are amazing! They are extremely professional yet you are treated like family. They listen, empathize, and provide knowledgeable and prompt responses to any need. I, and my family, would highly recommend Katherine "Beth" Walker.
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Posted by Dawn | July 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will, Living Will, POAs
Beth was great! She is always professional and very willing to answer all of my questions. She made the process very easy.
Posted by Marina | June 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal assistance
I have been been working with Katherine "Beth" Walker recently and was definitely impressed with her service. Beth is very knowledgeable, professional, and easy to talk to. She listens to her clients and considers all specifics of the case. She is very prompt in replying to emails and goes above and beyond making sure that her client is happy with her counsel. My entire experience working with Beth and her staff was exceptionally positive. It was very easy to get hold of them both via phone and email, and they were very prompt in answering my questions. I received a draft of the document a day after the initial consultation, which was very helpful. The matter was taken care of in a fast and efficient manner, and at a reasonable cost. I strongly recommend Beth and her firm to anyone looking for a professional and efficient legal service.
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Posted by Jim | May 19, 2022
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Great legal adoption experience
Great and legal are usually never in the same sentence, but for Beth Walker and her paralegal Marie they are! Legal stuff is scary and Beth Walker made it so easy! She helped us in one of the most important and memorable times of our lives, adopting our baby girl and it was such a seamless process. Also, want to give a huge shout out to the paralegal Marie who always kept contact with us and always made us feel welcome to ask questions! Thank you both so very much!!!
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Posted by Elaine | May 3, 2022
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Selling home
The office did a great job helping with the sale of our home. Very attentive to our concerns and always kept us informed of where we were at in the process
Posted by Sally | January 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Service
I transferred to Beth for assistance with estate management 3 years ago. 30 minutes in to my first visit i felt she had my best interest in meeting the assistance I needed. The entire staff provides a 5 star service with every contact and need. Would highly recommend them even if it is not injury related. They are the BEST
Posted by Ron Schiller | January 20, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Retirement
She is the best legal attorney that we ever worked with in iowa. Very professional. We were working under difficult times for her and us. She closed an estate and planned for another. She is very compassionate and kind. All the people with the firm are very nice. They went above and beyond our expectations. We would recommend this firm to friends and family.
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Posted by Dana | November 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
Beth was wonderful to work with. We consulted with her regarding our needs. She answered our many questions and prepared the necessary papers. Thank you, Beth.
Posted by Don | October 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
We were very happy with our time with Beth. All our questions were answered.Beth was very courteous and professional and we are glad we are working with her.
Posted by Mindy | October 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would highly recommend this lawyer!
All communication and office visits were handled professionally and very nice. The first time I met Beth to discuss my will, POA for estate and healthcare, she was very down to earth and had all information ready for her to write final documents. It was very easy and Beth made me know I had made the right choice for a lawyer. I would recommend her to everyone.
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Posted by JoAnne | August 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate planning
Always a pleasure working with Walker, Billingsley, & Bair. Beth is a very knowledgeable, kind & understanding of all that I needed to take care of. Everything was very easy for me to take care of because Beth already had a grasp on what I needed to get done.
Posted by Mary | March 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful Estate Planning
Beth Walker recently handled some of my estate planning needs and document updates. My family and I were able to make informed decisions based on her recommendations. She and the office staff were very friendly, helpful, and patient with all of my questions. I would recommend Beth to anyone looking for estate planning advice.
Posted by Michelle | December 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Adoption
We used Beth for the adoption of our great-niece, Beth was with us every step of the way and I do recommend that she is an awesome person and an awesome attorney
Posted by eric | January 13, 2015
Father of 3 girls
Beth was always quick to respond to my question's. She was very knowledgeable in my case. She worked very hard for this father of 3 in my divorce case and is highly recommended to any dad out there that cares for his children. She has been there every step of the for me and my girls.
Posted by Phyllis | January 6, 2015
Divorce
I was having issues with a previous attorney and a friend of mine recommended Kathryn Elizabeth Walker. I am so very glad that I obtained Beth for my legal services. She was excellent in all that she done for me. Beth was so very knowledgeable with my case and the legal concerns I had. Beth and the office personnel treated me with such respect and answered my questions even though the questions might have seemed general knowledge that I should of known. My e-mails were always answered promptly. I would highly recommend Beth.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney, Partner
  • Walker, Billingsley & Bair
  • 1997 - Present

Education

  • Drake University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Iowa
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Associations

  • Iowa Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Jasper County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • Regular Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Judicial Nominating Commission
  • Commissioner
  • 2008 - 2013
  • District Court Nominating Commission
  • Commissioner
  • 2004 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Order of the Coif
  • Drake University
  • 2000

Publications

  • Iowa Nurse Employment
  • Iowa Nurse Employment Guide
  • 2015
  • Wills and Estate Planning Handbook
  • What Will Happen When I Die?
  • 2012
  • Iowa Family Law
  • Iowa Legal Insider's Guide to Family Law and Divorce
  • 2011
  • Iowa Legal Insider
  • Do I Have to Prove Anything to Get Divorced
  • 2009
  • Iowa Legal Insider
  • When the Romance Dies, Will Your Finances Be Alive
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Urbandale City Meeting
  • Estate Planning
  • 2014
  • Medicaid & Medicaid Planning in Iowa
  • Medicaid Planning
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known and admired Beth for several years. She is a woman of high integrity, consummate professional skills and has a zeal for representing her clients effectively and with passion. I recommend her without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would like to endorse Katheryn Walker. If you need an attorney in the state of Iowa, be sure to give her a call. She is part of the firm Walker, Billingsley and Blair, and they experts on many aspects of Iowa personal injury and family law. Katheryn’s firm offers several critical publications that will help you understand your rights in case of car accidents, dog bites and other topics. Katheryn is the attorney you should call in Iowa to protect your legal interests."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have personally observed Beth in the courtroom advocating for her clients. She is a fierce attorney that fight for her clients. She is always prepared for hearings/trial. She cares for her clients and works very hard for good results. She is respected among other attorneys."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"Beth is an outstanding attorney! She has a strong work ethic and fights to get the best results for her clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Beth Walker is one of the best attorneys I know. She is smart, articulate and compassionate. She takes the time to explain difficult legal concepts to her clients. Beth is thorough in her work; and it shows in the great results she gets for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Beth is very smart and creative. I don't have anything other that positive words to say. Working with Beth on a peer level, she is always approachable and offers her clients the best routes in order to win them the compensation they deserve."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having worked with Beth for more than 10 years, I can tell you that she is dedicated to her clients and always goes the extra mile. While she works hard to protect the rights of her clients, she is also straight forward and will tell her clients the truth about their legal situation, not just what they want to hear. If you need a family law, divorce, child custody, child support or estate planning attorney in Iowa Beth can help. She has written several Free books on these topics which can be found at http://www.IowaLegalInsider.com."
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Ankeny Estate planning Lawyer Kathryn Elizabeth Walker
Kathryn Elizabeth Walker
Estate planning Attorney
Ankeny, IA
Licensed for 22 years
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