150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
Chicago, IL 60601

Lora L. McCollom

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McCollom Law Firm, P.L.L.C.

Contact Information

4401 Westown Parkway
Suite 208
West Des Moines IA 50266
Work (515) 974-6500
Fax (855) 974-6500


Practice State

Iowa

Emphasis

Collaborative Divorce, Mediation, Traditional Client Representation, Parenting Coordination

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Education

1990 - Creighton University, BA in Psychology 1993 - Creighton University School of Law, Juris Doctor

Legal Organizations

Iowa Board of Law Examiners: July 2009 - Appointed by Iowa Supreme Court; June 2015 - present, Vice-Chair; Co-Chair, Family Law Case Processing Reform Task Force - Appointed by Iowa Supreme Court in January 2015; Iowa State Bar Association: June 2014 - Present, Chair, Family & Juvenile Law Section; June 2012 through May 2014 - Vice Chair, Family & Juvenile Law Section; June 2009 - June 2013, Appointed to Board of Governors; 2008 to 2011 - Member, ISBA Task Force Regarding Ethics for Mediators; Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section; Former Member, Young Lawyers Division: 1997-2001 District 5C Representative; 1996-2000 Chair, Law Related Education Committee; 1996-97 Co-Chair, Publicity and Public Relations Committee; Central Iowa Academy of Collaborative Professionals; Secretary, 2012 to present and Membership Chair, 2012 to present; American Association of Family & Conciliation Courts; International Academy of Collaborative Professionals; American Academy of Professional Family Mediators; Former Member, American Bar Association: Family Law Section, Adoption Committee, Alternative Families Committee, Law Practice Management Section; Former Member, Young Lawyers Division - 2001 - 2003 Chair Family Law Committee; American Academy of ADR Attorneys: 2008 - Elected ot Board of Governors; 2009 to 2011 - Secretary, Board of Directors (two year term); Polk County Bar Association: 2008-09 Secretary, Board of Directors; 2007-08, Secretary, Board of Directors; 2003-2007, Board of Directors; 2001-2009, Social committee Chair (VLP Golf Committee); 2000-Present, Member Family Law Committee; Polk County Women Attorneys: 1999 President; 1998 President-Elect; 1997, 1996 Membership Committee Chair; Blackstone Inn of Court: Master of the Bench.

Awards

Board Certified Mediator, American Academy of ADR Attorneys (April 2008); Parenting Coordinator (AFCC Training June 2009).

CLE Presentations

September 2014, Collaborative Law Practice, American Academy of ADR Attorneys, West Des Moines, IA; October 2013, Lawyer and Client Preparation for Mediation, ISBA Family Law Seminar, West Des Moines, IA; December 2012, The Philosophy of Parenting Coordination, Lincoln Inn, Des Moines, IA; October 2010, Family Law Mediation, American Academy of ADR Attorneys, Des Moines, IA; October 2009, Parenting Coordinators: Forms, Guidelines, and Training, Iowa Bar Association Family Law Seminar, West Des Moines, IA; October 2009, Marriage Equality: Assessing the Impact of the Varnum Case, Iowa Bar Association Family Law Seminar, West Des Moines, IA; October 2009, The Team Approach to Divorce: Collaborative Divorce, Nebraska State Bar Association, Omaha, NE; Survive Custody Evaluations, NBI Seminar, Des Moines, IA; December 2005, Taking and Defending Effective Despositions, Lorman Education Seminar, Des Moines, IA; October 2005, Shared Care in Iowa-Panel Member, Iowa Bar Association Family Law Seminar, West Des Moines, IA; June 2005, Shared Care in Iowa, Mercy Franklin Center (Children in the Middle providers), Des Moines, IA; February 2005, Collaborative Divorce, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association Family Law Seminar, Iowa City, IA; December 2004, Shared Parenting in Iowa, NBI Seminar, Des Moines, IA; April 2003, Addressing Shared Parenting for Mediators, Polk County Bar Association, Des Moines, IA; November 2002, ADA and FMLA, NBI Seminar, Des Moines, IA; November 2002, Child Custody Litigation in Iowa, NBI Seminar, Des Moines, IA; January 2001, Issues Affecting Same Sex Couples, ABA YLD Mid-Year Meeting, Philadelphia, PA; June 2000, Issues in Family Law, NBI Seminar, Des Moines, IA; March 1999, Representing Victims of Domestic Abuse, Des Moines, IA; October 1997, Paralegals and Family Law, NBI Seminar, Des Moines, IA.November 2008, Family Law Mediation, American Academy of ADR Attorneys, Des Moines, IA; October 2008, Confidentiality, Subpoenas, Courtrooms, and Attornerys, Iowa Chapter, National Association of Social Workers, Des Moines, IA; August 2008, Family Law Mediation and Ethics, Drake University, Des Moines, IA; October 2007, Litigating Shared Physical Custody, Iowa Bar Association Family Law Seminar, West Des Moines, IA; September 2007, Confidentiality, Subpoenas, Courtrooms, and Attorneys, Coalition for Family and Children's Services, Des Moines, IA; May 2007, Collaborative Family Law Training, Polk County Bar Association, Des Moines, IA; April 2007, Confidentiality, Subpoenas, Courtrooms, and Attorneys, Iowa Chapter, National Association of Social Workers, Des Moines, IA; October 2006, Child Custody Evaluations: The Lawyer's Perspective, American Family & Conciliation Courts, Seventh International Symposium on Child Custody Evaluations, Atlanta, GA; September 2006, Helping Clients

AAML National

Collaborative Law Committee

AAML Chapter

Central States Chapter - Membership Chair, August 2014 to present.

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