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Kathryn Elizabeth Walker

Estate planning Attorney at Ankeny, IA

5.0   32 reviews

also known as Beth Walker

  • State Years
    Iowa - IA 23 years
    Nebraska - NE 22 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State NE
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Kathryn

Learn Kathryn’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    40%

    24 years

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

    24 years

  3. Real estate
    20%

    24 years

  4. Family
    10%
    Limited to adoptions

    24 years

  5. Tax
    10%

    24 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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Location

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 anonymous | February 6, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best in Central Iowa
We have primarily relied on Beth for help every tax season but she has also been so helpful and knowledgeable when it comes to other questions that have arisen in our lives such as wills, LLCs and challenges with noncompete clauses. She has such a comforting and calm demeanor while also instilling so much confidence based on her knowledge. She will continue to be the attorney we place our trust in.
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Posted by Duane | January 15, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will/Trust
I consulted Kathleen to help me redo my will to a trust. Kathleen was very friendly. she asked me a bunch of questions over the phone and got all my information that she needed to prepare my trust. Marie, her assistant was very helpful. She sent me all the paperwork and told me what to do. She even put labels on every place. I needed to either date or sign and that was very helpful. The best thing is we did everything over the phone so I did not have to go anywhere to get it done. Both Kathleen and Marie were super nice and I would definitely recommend them to anybody that is looking for a lawyer. Duane
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Posted by Mary | December 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
estate planning trust
The care was excellent when we were going through the process of setting up our will and trust papers. We received very courteous guidance throughout the whole process.
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Help with Tax Preparation Services
I had the pleasure of working with Beth for my taxes last year. She took the time to understand my financial situation, explained the tax process in a way that was easy to understand, and offered valuable advice on how to maximize my returns. She was always available to answer my questions and address my concerns, making the entire process less stressful. Beth went above and beyond to ensure that my taxes were filed correctly and on time. Her professionalism and integrity are commendable. I highly recommend her services to anyone in need of tax assistance. I am grateful for her help and look forward to working with them again in the future.
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Posted by Thomas | September 28, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Quick and thorough. Friendly as well as knowledgeable.
We needed to update our existing Family Trust quickly as we were going oversea. Beth reacted quickly on our inquiry. We met with her and she helped guided us through the process. We received the updated documentation within 2 days for review and signatures. Can definitely recommend Beth and will use her again when in need of a lawyer.
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Posted by Nina | September 23, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Beth was our closing attorney for our home purchase and we couldn't be happier. She's thorough, knowledgeable and easy to work with. My dad also did his will with her and the process was quick and painless. I highly recommend her services.
Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Title opinion
Thorough, prompt, and friendly. Very responsive to questions and quick to follow up.
Posted by Craig | April 10, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Rating
Beth, has done our taxes for a number of years and we have always been more than satisfied
Posted by Joleen | April 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Income Tax Return
Beth did a great job with our income tax return! Very easy process! I highly recommend her!
Posted by Nancy | April 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
I worked with Beth on some estate planning and other issues that involved a need for legal advice. Beth is very kind and professional. She listened carefully, asked excellent questions, and gave me very good advice. I’d recommend her to anyone ….and have.
Posted by Cody & Jill | April 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Taxes
We have been with Beth for years on doing our taxes, and we would highly recommend her to anyone ! She takes the time to find you any and all deductions and makes sure you’re satisfied with everything.
Posted by Debbi | March 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tax prep
Prompt service for taxes and very affordable compared to other services. Friendly staff!!
Posted by Erica | February 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
LLC
Beth completed the work in a very timely manner answering all my questions and walking me through the process. Extremely professional and helpful!!!
Posted by Jen | November 29, 2022
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| 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
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| 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
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| 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
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| 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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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

Honors and 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)
Endorse Kathryn
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 23 years
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