Laura R. Luetje

Managing Partner


Ankeny, Iowa





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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

Civil Litigation


Family Law

Wills, Trusts & Estates

Real Estate Law

Business/Commercial Law


Personal Injury

Child Custody Matters

Civil Rights Law

Employment Discrimination

Employment Law

Special Needs Trusts


Bar Admissions

Iowa, 2006

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

Uptown Ankeny Association Board Member

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 Executive 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