Lori L. Klockau
Firm: Bray & Klockau, P.L.C.
Address: 402 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
Membership: Iowa State (Chair, Committee on Adoption Council, 2005-2008) and American (Member, Family Law Section; Chair, Adoption Committee) Bar Associations; American Academy of Adoption Attorneys; Johnson County (Chair, Family Law Committee, 1993-1994).
University: University of Iowa (B.S., 1980; M.A., with honors, 1982), University of Iowa, J.D., 1991
Admitted: 1991, Iowa
Biography: Lori L. Klockau received a B.S. in 1980, M.A. in 1982 and a J.D. in 1991 from the University of Iowa. She worked as a prosecuting intern at the Johnson County Attorney’s Office from 1990 to 1991. She began practicing family and adoption law in 1991. Lori’s areas of practice include adoption, divorce, domestic issues of unmarried and same-sex couples. She also does surrogate and gestational carrier cases and contracts. Lori is an active member of the Iowa State Bar, the American Bar Association, the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Johnson County Bar Association. Lori is the current President of the Johnson County Bar Association. She is also a member of the American Bar Endowment. Lori is a past counsel member for the Iowa State Bar Association Family and Juvenile Law Section. Her service also includes being the Chair of the Adoption Subcommittee of the ISBA Family and Juvenile Law Section. Lori currently is co-chair of the Johnson County Bar Association Family Law Committee. She is a Life Member of Girl Scouts of America and has volunteered at Camp Nauvoo for over thirty years. She is a founder of Concerned Citizens of Sand Prairie Preservation which helped create a new 80 acre nature park in Iowa City. Lori is a frequent speaker on a variety of family law topics including adoption, divorce, and child custody. Member: Iowa State (Chair, Committee on Adoption Council, 2005-2008) and American (Member, Family Law Section; Chair, Adoption Committee) Bar Associations; American Academy of Adoption Attorneys; Johnson County (President January 2012 - present, Chair, Family Law Committee, 1993-1994 and 2010 - 2012). Biography: Author: The Best of the Best in Iowa Family Law Documents, October 27, 2011. Non Marital Partnership Agreements and Forms, October 3, 2011, How Alimony and Property Division Intertwine, October 29, 2010, Hot Tips from the Experts, October 25, 2007, International Law and Immigration: How It Affects Divorce, Travel, and Child Custody, October 26, 2006; Common Questions with Clear Answers, October 27, 2005; Adoption: A Practitioner's Guide, April 15, 2005; Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act, March 3, 2005. Co-Editor, ISBA Family Law Section Newsletter, 2003-2005. Author, "Adoption by Same-Sex Couples," October 21, 2004; "Adoption Law in Iowa," August 20, 2003. Co-Author: "Promoting a Healthy Tomorrow Here for Children Adopted from Abroad," Contemporary Pediatrics Issue, February 2003; "Termination of Parental Rights and Iowa Adoption Law," October 9, 2002; "Making Visitation Fit the Child," June 20, 2002; "Alimony, Making the Payer's Case and Making the Recipient's Case," October 26, 2001; "Domestic Law in Iowa," September 14, 2001; "Adoption Primer," May 31, 2001; Adoption Law in Iowa Terminating Parental Rights - Laws You Need to Be Aware Of," March 29, 2001; "Adoption Law in Iowa," September, 14, 1999; "Adoption Law Update," October 16, 1998; "The Basics of Spousal Support," June 18, 1997; "Tax Aspects of Divorce," May 30, 1997; "Adoption in Iowa," April 24, 1997; "Tax Clauses in Divorce Settlements and Decrees," October 3-4, 1996; "Termination of Parental Rights and Adoption in Iowa," November 11, 1994; Editor, ISBA Family Law Report, 1991-1994; "The Bounds of Advocacy," October 8, 1993; "The Preparation and Trial of Child Custody Cases," June 1993.