Kathryn Leidahl

Kathryn calls many cities home – Minneapolis, Minnesota, Miami, Florida, Lausanne, Switzerland, and Davenport, Iowa.  She graduated from Iowa State University with degrees in business and political science with a minor in economics.  While at Iowa State, Kathryn studied abroad in Italy and South Africa.

While in law school, Kathryn found her passion for client advocacy through her time with the Drake Legal Clinic.  She participated in the Refugee, Criminal Defense, and Entrepreneurial and Transactional legal clinic as a student attorney.  Kathryn was also involved with the Moot Court Board, serving as the Vice President.

Kathryn lives in Waukee with her significant other Nate and their black lab, Bill, and yellow lab, Louie.  Outside of work, Kathryn enjoys spending time with family and friends, movie nights, being outdoors, and going to concerts.

Get to Know Kathryn

  • Best Part of your job?

    Working with an incredible group of people to make the world a better place.

  • Favorite quote:

    “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others.” – Nelson Mandela

  • Favorite show to binge watch:

    Gilmore Girls

  • Can’t live without:

    My dogs and coffee

  • Scariest thing You’ve done for fun:

    Bungie jump (once was enough!)

The Facts

  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa, J.D., with honors
  • Drake University College of Business and Public Administration, Des Moines, Iowa, M.B.A
  • Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, B.A in Political Science and B.S in Business
Bar Admission
  • State of Iowa
  • State of Nebraska
Professional Associations
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Iowa Employment Lawyers Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Polk County Women Attorneys (Treasurer)
  • C. Edwin Moore Inn of Court
  • Nebraska Bar Association
Honors and Awards
  • Drake University Law School Edwin Earle Ferguson Prize Silver Award


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