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Kelsey Lynn Knight

Criminal defense Attorney at Des Moines, IA

5.0   1 review

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About Kelsey

Learn Kelsey’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    Including felonies, OWI/DUI, assault, and possession charges.

  2. Child abuse
    25%
    Including Child in Need of Assistance (CINA) cases and representing individuals involved with DHS.

  3. Family
    25%
    Including adoptions, termination of parental rights, divorces, custody, visitation, and child support, as well as consulting on LGBTQ specific issues related to family law matters.

  4. Guardianship
    10%
    Including establishing or contesting juvenile or adult guardianships and conservatorships, or providing court visitor services.

I was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. I attended Drake University and earned a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology in 2009. After graduating Magna Cum Laude, I worked at Pioneer (now Corteva) for a couple of years. I decided I hadn't had enough, so I went back to Drake and earned a Juris Doctorate Degree in 2014. From 2014-2017 I worked as an associate attorney at Culp, Doran & Genest in Des Moines. In 2017, I started practicing at Carr Law Firm, PLC. I practice mainly family and criminal law, but have experience drafting wills, closing small estates, starting small businesses, filing trademark applications, and representing members of the LGBTQ community on a variety of matters. In my free time I enjoy volunteering at the Animal Rescue League, baking, and trying to keep plants alive.

Seeing a lawyer is often a stressful experience by itself, on top of the already stressful experience that brought you into their office. I make it a priority to understand the specific needs of each of my clients, work with them to make sure they are comfortable with the process, and keep them informed. 

Licensed for 8 years
State IA
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 12/15/2022

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

Contact Kelsey

Carr & Wright, PLC
300 Walnut St.
Suite 140
Des Moines, IA, 50309

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Posted by Kyla | November 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney ever!
Kelsey was not just a lawyer, she was someone I knew actually cared about my wellbeing and how me and my daughter were represented. I have and will continue to refer anyone who is in need of representation!

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-150 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.9 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Culp, Doran & Genest, PLC
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Senior Certified Student Attorney
  • Neal & Bea Smith Legal Clinic
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Sustainability Fellow
  • Greater Des Moines Partnership
  • 2012 - 2014

Education

  • Drake University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Drake University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Associations

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Division 5C representative
  • 2017 - Present
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Polk County Women Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kelsey is an effective, efficient, and passionate legal advocate."