Laura R. Luetje
Laura’s passion for helping people shows in her areas of practice; she brings a caring nature and proven experience to guide clients through difficult issues in the most favorable way possible. She knows how hard it can be to experience unrest and wants to help make sorting through it as painless as possible.
Laura R. Luetje is LGL’s chief handler of all marriage dissolution/divorce cases, while simultaneously serving clients in numerous other areas of legal need.
Laura’s areas of practice are diverse including civil litigation, dissolution of marriage and child custody matters, and estate planning. In addition, she also has expertise in guardianships, conservatorships, and corporate law. Her compassion, ability to listen, determination, and fast response time make for supportive relationships with her clients. Her goal is to respond to clients the same business day or within 24 hours to keep the process moving forward smoothly.
For the extent of her years of practice, Laura’s immense empathy and dedication to top-level client advocacy have guided clients through difficult issues in the most favorable way possible. An Ankeny and Des Moines area lawyer for divorce and child custody matters, civil litigation, and estate planning, Laura understands what unrest feels like and seeks to put the minds of her clients at ease.
Since receiving her Bachelor’s of Science at the University of Northern Iowa in Criminology and Sociology in 2002 and obtaining her Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 2005, Laura has been very involved in professional associations including the Iowa State Bar Association and Polk County Bar Association. She is passionate and involved with the Ankeny community. She currently resides in Ankeny, Iowa with her husband and two children.
Areas of Practice
Wills, Trusts & Estates
Real Estate Law
Child Custody Matters
Civil Rights Law
Special Needs Trusts
U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 2008
U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 2008
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Iowa, 2010
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Iowa, 2010
University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma
J.D. – 2005
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
B.S. – 2002
Major in Criminology and Sociology
Professional Associations, Committees, and Memberships
Orbis Advisory Council Member
Board Member of the Wiedenman Family Foundation
2020 Ankeny Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year
Ankeny Civil Service Commission
Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce Board Member
Jack D. Levin Family Law American Inns of Court for Greater Des Moines
Past President of the Ankeny School District Foundation Board
Past Board Member of the Ankeny School District Foundation Board
Vice Chair of Ankeny Community Champions
Ankeny Rotary Member
Iowa State Bar Association
Polk County Bar Association
Past Board Member, Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Volunteer Lawyers Project, Iowa State Bar Association