Crawford, Sullivan, Read & Roemerman, P.C.
Crawford, Sullivan, Read & Roemerman, P.C.
Professional Service with a Personal Touch

(319) 364-0171

Crawford, Sullivan, Read & Roemerman, P.C.

Telephone: (319) 364-0171
Fax: (319) 364-1370

1800 First Avenue NE
200 Wells Fargo Bank Bldg
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

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Cedar Rapids IA Lawyers Crawford Sullivan Read and Roemerman PC

Carol J. Kirkley

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Location:
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Phone:
(319) 364-0171
Fax:
(319) 364-1370
Email:

Ms. Kirkley has been in the private practice of law since 1987. Currently, her practice includes the representation of individuals as well as insurance companies and their insureds in a wide variety of matters, including claims for personal injury and property damage and the representation of utilities concerning claims for property damage to facilities. Ms. Kirkley also represents individuals in a wide variety of family law matters such as dissolution of marriage, child support, and primary physical care of minor children.

Ms. Kirkley is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the American Bar Association, the Iowa Defense Counsel Association, the Iowa State Bar Association, and the Linn County Bar Association. She is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars.

Her outside interests include volunteering at the University of Iowa College of Law as judge for moot court and mock trial events and Immaculate Conception Parish. She also enjoys biking, hiking, reading, and chess.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1990

Education

  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa - 1987
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City
    • B.A., Sociology - 1984

Published Works

  • Exceptions to the Economic Loss Rule Post Annett Holdings, Inc. v. Kum & Go, L.C., Vol. XIV, No. 3 IDCA Defense Update, Fall, 2011

Representative Clients

  • Community First Credit Union
  • Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co
  • The Farmers Automobile Insurance Association
  • Swift Transportation Co. Inc

Classes/Seminars

  • Frequent Speaker, Legal Aspects of Divorce, Helping Children Cope with Family Transitions, 1994 - 1998
  • Speaker, Comparing Child Care Regulations from various Jurisdictions, Association for Better Childcare, 1995
  • Speaker, Business Entities (Corporations, L.L.C., L.L.P., and Partnerships), National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), 1995
  • Speaker, "Interrelationship between the Family Medical Leave Act, the ADA, and Workmen's Compensation", Eastern Iowa Human Resource Association (EIHRA), 1997
  • Speaker, Developments in Case Law & Caseload Management, Ad Hoc Family Law Committee, 1998
  • Speaker, "Effective Management of a Family Law Practice", Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, 1999
  • Speaker, "Practical Legal Ethics in Iowa: Issues and Answers", National Business Institute, 1999
  • Speaker, "Spousal Support in Iowa Divorce Proceedings", National Business Institute, 2000
  • Panelist, "Hot Tips from the Experts", Iowa State Bar Association, 2000
  • Speaker, "Permanent Alimony in a Nutshell", Iowa State Bar Association, 2000
  • Panelist, "Back to the Basics", Iowa State Bar Association, 2001
  • Speaker, "Temporary Orders, Discovery & Caseload Management", Iowa State Bar Association, 2001
  • Speaker, "Domestic Law in Iowa", National Business Institute, 2001
  • Speaker, "Child Custody and Shared Parenting in Iowa", National Business Institute, 2002
  • Speaker, "Getting Paid: Fees, Fee Contracts, Collections, and Liens", Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, 2003
  • Speaker, "Handling Iowa Divorce Cases From Start to Finish", National Business Institute, 2003
  • Speaker, "Ethical Dilemmas of the Family Law Practitioner", Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, 2004
  • Panelist, "Hot Tips from the Experts", Iowa State Bar Association, 2004
  • Speaker,"Hot Tips for Avoiding The Minefields in Bankruptcy", Iowa State Bar Association, 2004
  • Panelist, "The Family of the Future: Surrogacy, Adoption Through Implantation, Sperm and Embryo Donation", Iowa State Bar Association, 2004
  • Speaker, "Bankruptcy Changes Impacting Family Law", Iowa State Bar Association, 2004
  • Panelist, "Common Questions with Clear Answers", Iowa State Bar Association, 2005
  • Speaker, "Handling the Relocation Case", Iowa State Bar Association, 2005
  • Speaker, "Divorce Law 101: Obtaining the Best Settlement for Your Client in Iowa", National Business Institute, 2005
  • Panelist, "Common Questions with Clear Answers", Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
  • Panelist, "Common Questions with Clear Answers", Iowa State Bar Association, 2006
  • Panelist, "Hard Science in Child Custody Cases: Is There Creditable and Reliable Psychological Testimony?", Iowa State Bar Association, 2006
  • Panelist, "Joint Physical Care Panel", Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, 2007
  • Speaker, "Ethics Pitfalls for Family Lawyers Under the New Ethics Rules", Iowa State Bar Association, 2007
  • Speaker,"Family Law: Everything You Wanted to Know about Shared Physical Care but Were Afraid to Ask", Iowa State Bar Association, 2007
  • Speaker, "Medical Support: Preparing Qualified Medical Support Orders, Understanding COBRA, and Other Family Medical Issues", Iowa State Bar Association, 2007
  • Speaker,"Premarital Asset Consideration in Property Division: Case Law Trends", Iowa State Bar Association, 2008
  • Speaker,"The Ethics of Family Law Fee Agreements and Fee Collection", Iowa State Bar Association, 2008
  • Speaker,"Preparing Your Family Law Case for Trial", Iowa State Bar Association, 2010
  • Speaker,"The Ethics of Dirty Tricks in Family Law Cases", Iowa State Bar Association, 2010
  • Speaker,"Legal Ethics: Solutions to the Most Common Challenges", National Business Institute, 2010
  • Speaker,"Case Law Update II {Negligence and Torts}", Iowa Defense Counsel Association, 2011
  • Speaker,"Case Law Update III {Employment, Government, Damages, Contract, Commercial, and Constitutional}", Iowa Defense Counsel Association, 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Linn County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Kirkley Law Offices, Sole Practitioner, 1995 - 2009
  • White, Stone & Aasgaard, Associate, 1994 - 1995
  • Fishel, Hoskins, and Kirkley, Association of Sole Practitioners, 1987 - 1994