Laura Lockwood is a collaborative attorney and mediator, practicing primarily in the area of family law. Having received extensive training in the collaborative and mediation processes, Laura believes strongly that peacemaking is an invaluable skill — particularly in family law. In her litigation practice, Laura represents individuals in family law, juvenile law, probate, estate planning, and personal injury matters. Laura is committed to learning her clients’ stories and advocating for them through their complex legal matters.
Laura was born and raised in North Liberty, Iowa. She graduated as valedictorian of Clear Creek Amana High School in 2000. In 2004, she graduated from the University of Iowa with High Distinction and Honors, earning a Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. During her time at Iowa, Laurawas a scholarship athlete on the Iowa Hawkeyes women’s softball team and received Academic All-Big Ten and Academic All-American Honors. She received her law degree from Drake University Law School in 2008. While in law school, Laura served as the President of Drake Law Women from 2007-2008, clerked for the civil rights law firm of Fiedler and Newkirk from 2007-2008, and practiced in the Drake Law School Criminal Defense Legal Clinic. Laura is an active member of the Iowa State Bar Association and the Polk County Bar Association, a former board member of the ISBA’s Young Lawyer’s Division, a current board member of the Polk County Women Attorneys, a member of the Blackstone Inn of Court, and a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Central Iowa Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
Professional Memberships and Honors
- Member, Iowa State Bar Association
- Member, Polk County Bar Association
- Executive Counsel Member, Young Lawyers Division of the ISBA
- Co-chair of the Professional Development Committee
- Board Member, Polk County Women Attorneys
- Member, Blackstone Inn of Court
- Member, Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys
Family Law, Juvenile Law, Adoptions, Probate and Estate Planning, Personal Injury
Laura enjoys golfing, gardening, spending time with her family — husband (Philip), son (Parker), daughter (Madison), and boxer (Macey) — and catching up with her large extended family and friends.