Kimberly Stamatelos

Central Iowa Academy of Collaborative Professionals

2700 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
United States
Office Phone: 515-223-1631
Member since 2010
Membership Type: IACP

Profession(s)

Lawyer, Mediator

Hello! I have over thirty years of experience as a lawyer and mediator. I'm a problem solver and I've handled cases in a wide array of conflict areas. I am also a highly regarded trainer in mediation and conflict resolution.

I'm known as an innovator and "pioneer" in my efforts to move legal intervention into a peaceful and compassionate form, limiting the financial and emotional devastation that people typically experience when working with lawyers.

I'm the author of "The Compassionate Lawyer", a book available on Amazon.com.

I also published the article "The Four Loves in Family Law" in The Collaborative Review, the magazine of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals in December 2014. I have a blog at attorneymediate.wordpress.com

Area(s) of Practice: Child Representative, Collaborative Law, Divorce Coach, Family Law, Guardian Ad Litem, Mediation, Parenting Coordinator, Teaching, Trainer
License(s): Member, Iowa Bar Association ~ ~Member, Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys ~ ~Member, Polk County Bar Association ~ ~Member, American Association Attorney Mediators

Professional Activities

~Adjunct Professor of Law, Drake University Law School. I have taught negotiation and mediation courses. ~Volunteer Attorney and Mediator, Polk County Volunteer Lawyers Program. -Selected "Alumna of the Year" for Drake University Law School, 2015. -Co-founder of the Central Iowa Academy of Collaborative Professionals (collaborative law practice group in Des Moines, Iowa).

Undergraduate Education

BA Sociology, Drake University, 1978

Postgraduate Education

JD Law, Drake University, 1981

Several classes in the MBA program at University of Phoenix 1993-1997.

Certificate in Christian Leadership, New Hope Christian College, 2015.

Professional Education

I've taken numerous professional development courses in mediation, collaborative law, conflict resolution, communication, dealing with emotion, and substantive areas of the law.

Comments

As an attorney, I always strive to resolve matters without court intervention, allowing parties to have full control over their outcomes, in a respectful and high integrity environment. After lawyers interface with clients in their divorce, the clients have to move on to live their lives. That is why the work we do as attorneys MATTERS DEEPLY to the future of families. We can assist them in healing and moving their lives forward, or we can put them into combat causing bloodshed and financial ruin. I wrote a book called "The Compassionate Lawyer" describing how clients can find lawyers who share this ethic. The book is available on Amazon.com. Each client is a unique individual requiring customized efforts. There is not a "one size fits all" divorce. I feel it is an honor to sit with people in their darkest moments and help to shine the light of hope and a future.