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Kara McClure is an attorney with Bergkamp, Hemphill and McClure, P.C. Prior to joining Bergkamp, Hemphill and McClure, Kara was a trial attorney in Des Moines for six years. She has experience with a general practice in trial law, including employment law, insurance defense, personal injury (plaintiff and defense), probate, and business and commercial law. Kara’s practice focuses on family law, and she is able to assist people as either an attorney or a mediator in family law cases.

As an attorney, Kara has experience representing family law clients for more than five years. She has represented both plaintiffs and respondents/defendants in family law cases, and both male and female clients. Kara advises clients on matters including divorce and dissolution of marriage concerns; child custody, visitation, and support issues; and post-decree compliance, enforcement, and modifications. Kara has also been appointed to represent minor children during custody proceedings.

As a certified mediator, Kara has completed the requisite training to provide mediation services to family law attorneys and to people in family disputes. Mediation serves as an opportunity for people to reach an agreement and resolution without the expense and emotion of a trial, and as a mediator, Kara assists with that objective.

Kara is active in the state and local bar associations and in the Dallas County area. She serves on the Iowa State Bar Association Young Lawyers Professional Development Committee, planning an annual CLE for newly admitted attorneys and monthly telephone CLEs. Kara also serves on the Central Iowa Board of Directors for the March of Dimes, and she is an avid March of Dimes supporter. Kara is a faithful Cyclone fan and is as an advisor to Pi Beta Phi fraternity at Iowa State University.

Kara is firmly rooted in the Dallas County area. Kara and her husband, Jon, live near Dallas Center with their son, Herry.

Bar Admissions:

  • Iowa (2005)
  • U.S. District Court (Northern & Southern Districts of Iowa, 2005)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit (2005)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Iowa State Bar Association (and Young Lawyers Division)
  • Dallas County Bar Association
  • Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys


  • Iowa State Bar Association Professional Development Committee (Young Lawyers Division)
  • Central Iowa Board of Directors for the March of Dimes
  • Alumnae Advisory Council for Pi Beta Phi fraternity at Iowa State University
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