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Katelyn Simon

Divorce and separation Attorney at Des Moines, IA

5.0   3 reviews

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Kate was born and raised in Waukee, Iowa. She graduated from Waukee Senior High School in 2010. Kate attended Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, graduating with a buiness degree after studying abroad for one year in Hamburg, Germany. After ASU, she attended Drake Law School, where she completed her education in May 2018. While at Drake, Kate was involved in the Animal Rights group as the vice president and the International Law Socitety as the vice president.  She also took on clients at the Drake legal clinic for criminal defense for simple misdemeanors including theft, harassment, and possession.  Kate's last summer of law school was spent studying law in Nantes, France for the summer participating in mediations with international students and learning about European Union law.

Throughout law school, Kate worked for two law firms as a Law Clerk specializing in debt collection and family law. Kate was admitted to practice in the state of Iowa in September of 2018 before starting a career as an attorney at McCormally & Cosgrove in Des Moines.

In her free time, Kate likes to spend time with her family and friends, travel and learning new languages, horseback riding, running, and volunteering at animal shelters. 

Licensed for 4 years
State IA
Status Active
Acquired 2018
Updated 09/14/2022

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

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Katelyn Simon
4508 Fluer Drive
Des Moines, IA, 50312


5.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Josh | January 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unbelievably Proficient and Professional!
Kate was an absolute pleasure to work with. She handled all of my concerns promptly and always made herself available for conversation when issues came up. I highly recommend her if you are going through a divorce, she worked circles around my spouses so called "experienced" lawyer and she was always two steps ahead of him. At one point my spouse actually wanted to fire her lawyer and just let Kate finish out the paperwork process. She's that amazing folks.
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Posted by Timothy | August 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Miracle Worker!
Kate was very professional and delivered on everything she intended to. She kept me well informed throughout the process and was able to rush my divorce through in less than one week. Even though my final bill was much higher than what was estimated, I would still recommend Kate to anyone needing her services. Just budget for more than what is estimated.
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Posted by Valerie | July 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best divorce attorney
Kate was such a fabulous divorce attorney. She is knowledgeable, patient and supportive. I would highly recommend her.


  • Hourly Rates $ 234-234 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • McCormally & Cosgrove
  • 2018 - Present


  • Drake University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2018
  • Arizona State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2014


  • Cordell & Cordell
  • Associate Attorney
  • 2020 - Present
  • McCormally & Cosgrove, PLLC
  • Attorney
  • 2018 - 2020

Languages Spoken

  • German


  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Highest Criminal Law Grade
  • AZ Summit Law
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Blackstone Inn of Court Monthly Meeting
  • Gestational Surrogacy
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (9)
Unknown Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Katelyn Simon is a brilliant lawyer who strives to obtain the best potential outcome for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Simon is a hard worker with a sharp legal mind. While still newer to the profession, she already shows a strong understanding of what it takes to accomplish her clients' goals."
Domestic violence Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Kate for her expertise, skills, solution oriented advice and hard worker."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kate is a strong advocate for her client's interest and provides outstanding client service."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kate has an excellent reputation for professionalism and integrity. Kate is a reliable attorney who will take each case seriously and will listen to any problem a client has with compassion in order to help obtain the best possible outcome."
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Child custody
Criminal defense
General practice
Wills and living wills
Bankruptcy and debt
Personal injury
Divorce and separation