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Katie Marie Naset

Divorce and separation Attorney at West Des Moines, IA

4.9   89 reviews

also known as Preferred pronouns: She/Her


Licensed for 16 years

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About Katie

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Providing responsive, client-focused representation for family law clients throughout Iowa.  

I am a prompt and effective communicator.  I understand that this is likely the most significant event in your life right now. Your choice of attorney is one of the most important choices that you will make in your family law case, and it's one of the first. I am proud that my clients choose to share their experiences with me in a public forum so that you can feel confident that you've made the right choice.  

I am a native of the Des Moines area, and I attended Central Academy.  I graduated from Grinnell College in 2003 with a B.A. in Political Science.  I attended the Univeristy of Iowa College of Law, and obtained my J.D. in 2006, graduating With Distinction.  

 

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Licensed for 16 years
State IA
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 09/14/2022

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Hope Law Firm & Associates, P.C.

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  89 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Katie received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely knowledgable, realistic, understanding and great to work with!
Katie was incredible during my divorce. She not only was extremely knowledgeable and experienced in all of the rules, regulations, past trials, and the overall system, but she was able to actually anticipate my ex-spouse's "next move" (him and his lawyer). Because of this, I felt we were always "one step ahead." I felt at the end of the day, what we both walked away with was completely fair. While divorce is far from a winning situation, I felt Katie helped make this a "win-win" for both sides. I had never been to a lawyer before Katie, but after working with her, I will definitely call her again if I need one in the future!
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Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2015
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Thank you!
Before being referred to Katie, I had consulted with two lawyers and had essentially accepted that I would not be able to keep my children safe from my ex if I got divorced in the state of Iowa. Katie helped me navigate a confusing and very frustrating legal system and eventually gain what other lawyers claimed was not possible. I am very grateful for Katie and her expertise!
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Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2022
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Difficult Custody Situation
An attorney has a difficult job. I will not pretend to understand all of the variables in which they have to navigate. What I can say is that Katie made sure we followed procedure and helped me understand the risks behind some decisions. I don’t know how things would have turned out if we had actually made it to trial. Fortunately we were able to avoid that at the eleventh hour. She also did a good job of balancing the costs with communicating and getting the job done. I can’t say for certain that my situation is final. There are unknowns that we had to take a chance on in order to reach an agreement that was best for the kids. If I need to go back to court, Katie will be my first call.
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Posted by Janet | September 1, 2022
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Client
Katie was absolutely fabulous to work with. Attention to detail, kept things moving vs dragging out for billable hours and super smart. Highly recommend! And Shelby (para-legal) is amazing too!
Posted by Tory Webb | August 25, 2022
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Custody Arrangements
I had a positive experience with Katie and supporting staff. Arrangements for the custody of my children went very smooth and felt the understanding and simplicity of the process was well approached. Thanks Katie
Posted by Scott | August 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Responsive, and Caring.
Katie and Shelby did a wonderful job representing our daughter's case. Our daughter's divorce was a very complicated and challenging case. Throughout the divorce they always kept us informed on what was needed of us and made us feel relaxed and confident we would achieve the outcome we envisioned for our daughter. Katie and Shelby always handled the matter professionally and promptly. It was nice as they would respond to your calls and emails immediately. Both were also very compassionate as our daughter is suffering from a rare terminal disease and in the process, they were able for her to get as much visitation as possible with her kids which meant a lot to us. In fact, Katie will still check in to see how her visitations are going.
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Posted by Larry | August 10, 2022
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Excellent Family Law Attorney
My experience with Katie was excellent. She is knowledgeable about the divorce court proceedings and a skilled litigator. Very responsive in communication, if she was not available her outstanding paralegal Shelby Burns would be. Both were efficient and prices reasonable. Highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2022
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Divorce attorney
Katie did an excellent job for me and the staff there were very helpful as well. I would recommend her to anyone needing an attorney for a divorce.
Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2022
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Positive, professional & easy experience!
Katie & Shelby made my experience with Hope Law Firm positive, professional & easy! Great communication & prompt attention to questions I had along the way! Would definitely highly recommend their services to friends & family! Thanks!
Posted by Soukham | January 18, 2022
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Excellent Family Law Attorney
Katie Naset and her team are wonderful and the best. They were dedicated and worked hard on my custody case. I am a domestic violence survivor and they fought by my side for me and my daughter and we won our case. They always communicated with me and helped me through every step of the process. Every time I had a question, they replied to me promptly. Katie is very knowledgeable and I would recommend her to anyone who needs a family law attorney. Katie has genuine compassion for her job and clients. I cannot thank Katie, Shelby, and her team enough, I am grateful to have found them, they did a wonderful job with my case.
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Posted by Carrie | December 26, 2021
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Kind and thorough
Katie and her assistant, Shelby, helped me with my divorce. They walked me through all of the technicalities and were quick to respond when I had a question. I would definitely recommend Katie to a friend in need of assistance.
Posted by Tyler | December 20, 2021
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Amazing! Have recommended to anyone I know
Katie was very thoughtful and thorough, with my divorce. Her insight and consideration to smallest details reassured me during the process. The communication was open, warm, and never felt transactional.
Posted by Brian | December 20, 2021
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Excellent, Easy Divorce Experience
When my wife and I were getting a divorce, we had no idea what we were doing and all of the steps involved. I heard about Hope Law Firm before and their glowing recommendations so decided to give them a try. Katie and Shelby took our case and were so wonderful to work with. They guided me through the entire process step by step and did a good about communicating what was going on. I don't think I could've made it through this without them and cannot say enough about how easy this confusing process was. I highly recommend Katie to to everyone who is having divorce or family law matters.
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Posted by Jeremy | December 20, 2021
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Best lawyer in the state of iowa hands down.
Katie Naset and Shelby burns were a delight to work with. When going into any kind of court hearing a person always feels uneasy. Kate Naset with out a shadow of a doubt is beyond the the best lawyer in iowa she knows just what she is doing and gets the job done. Kate Naset is highly intelligent and will reassure you and make you feel calm before your court case I highly recommend her to anyone and she is worth every red cent quarenteed.
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Posted by Nathan | December 20, 2021
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Excellent experience
I used Katie for my divorce and her and her team were great to work with. Very knowledgeable and organized.
Posted by Meagan | August 17, 2021
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She is great at what she does!
I was very impressed how well informed she and her team kept me. She was very direct in getting all information and straight to the point! Katie's team was very helpful for me.
Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2021
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Katie Naset Divorce Attorney
A year ago I found myself in a difficult situation as I was in need of a divorce attorney. I needed an attorney who could offer me sound legal advice as well as someone who would show me compassion. I found that in Katie Naset of the Hope Law Firm. She took care of all my legal needs as well as showed me her very caring nature at a time I really needed it. I would highly recommend Katie! T.T.
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Posted by Shawna | June 8, 2021
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Divorcing? Hire Katie. She is the lawyer you prayed to find.
Katie is an excellent attorney. You can trust her sound judgment as she has a wealth of experience. She was my divorce attorney and I am so grateful to have found her. She’s tough but also has great compassion. There is a fire in her belly to truly represent her client. Call and have a consult with her. She will tell it to you straight and she will be reasonable with your finances. She is top notch!
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Posted by Jeri | June 8, 2021
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Nasty Divorce
Katie took my case over from another attorney. She listened to me and did what was in my best interest. Ended my divorce outside of court giving me sole custody!!! I can't thank her enough for making my nightmare end.
Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2021
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Katie Naset changed our family tree
I hired Katie Naset for a high conflict traumatic custody case that was mishandled by my previous attorneys. Katie was quick to respond to my emails and calls and very honest! In my opinion, the best family law attorney in the Midwest. Worth every penny - wish I found her sooner. When I see the bus drive by with her photo on it, I am tremendously grateful Katie saved my kids from more years of ongoing conflict and abuse.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Hope Law Firm & Associates, P.C.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • Iowa Legal Aid
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • State of Iowa - Fifth Judicial District
  • 2007 - 2009

Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law - Graduated With Distinction
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Grinnell College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • In Re K.C. - (Iowa Court of Appeals)
  • District Court Affirmed, Success for my client.
  • In re Marriage of Archer - (Iowa Court of Appeals)
  • District Court Affirmed, Success for my client.
  • In re Marriage of Sedars (Iowa Court of Appeals)
  • District Court Affirmed, Success for my client.
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Associations

  • Gigi's Playhouse - Des Moines
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Iowa Legal Aid
  • Central Iowa Regional Office - Advisory Council
  • 2014 - Present
  • Polk County Bar Association - Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Volunteer Lawyer
  • 2013 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Certificate of Completion of Training in Collaborative Law
  • Central Iowa Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • 2015

Publications

  • Iowa Legal Aid - Equal Justice Journal
  • Unemployment
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • ISBA Telephonic CLE
  • Unemployment Hearings and the Appeals Process
  • 2013
  • New Advocate Training
  • The Unemployment Appeals Process
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (8)
Family Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Katie is focused, determined, and dedicated to achieving the best results for her clients. She has excellent knowledge of the law, and believes in meticulous preparation of her cases, which is evident when you discuss matters with her. When interacting or working with her, the timeliness of her responses are unparalleled."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Katie is on top of her cases. She is exceptional at communicating with opposing counsel. Katie knows when it is necessary to take a strong position on an issue and when it is in her client's best interest to negotiate a reasonable compromise. She is efficient with her time and has a calm demeanor. Katie is an asset to the legal profession."
Family Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Katie is always invested in making sure that her clients are aware of the status of their case. She is passionate and driven to pursue an equitable result for her clients. Katie is professional and personable with each client that she represents, and has been an amazing addition to our office."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Katie Naset is a successful trial lawyer who represents clients statewide in divorces involving high net worth, alimony and difficult child custody issues. Katie receives many referrals from attorneys and prior clients because she is a relentless and tireless advocate. You'll never hear her boast about her credentials, but she is highly respected by her peers, Judges and past clients because of her honesty, high intellect (she earned a BA degree from Grinnell College in just three years and graduated With Distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law) and knowledge of the law (she's also served as a Judicial Law Clerk in the Iowa District Court for Polk County). If you are facing a difficult divorce or child custody case, then Katie Naset is a lawyer you want on your side."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Katie is one of the preeminent matrimonial lawyers in the Des Moines area. She is professional, extremely knowledgeable and an accomplished trial lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Naset is professional, extremely intelligent and a credit to the legal community of Iowa. She cares deeply for her clients and is always thinking of ways to work towards a good outcome. Any client would be lucky to have her represent them."
Child custody Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Katie is a great lawyer. I have worked with her on legal matters and she is a strong advocate for her client but also looks for creative ways to solve problems. She has the skill of knowing when to take a tough stance, and when to offer a compromise, and she does so after thoughtful consideration of her client's interests. When she is on the other side I know she will operate in a professional and fair manner."
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West Des Moines Divorce and separation Lawyer Katie Marie Naset
Katie Marie Naset
Divorce and separation Attorney
West Des Moines, IA
Licensed for 16 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available