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Karrie R. Hruska

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EDUCATION

  • University of South Dakota, B.A., 1996
  • University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1999

ASSOCIATIONS

  • The Iowa State Bar Association
  • State Bar of South Dakota
  • Woodbury County Bar Association

Karrie R. Hruska is a partner of the firm. Karrie's general practice includes, but is not limited to, Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning & Probate Law, Litigation, Business Law, Family Law, and Trial Law.

Karrie grew up in Sioux Center, Iowa. She began her college education at Dordt College in Sioux Center, later transferring to the University of South Dakota where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. While at the University of South Dakota, she served on and chaired the University's Judicial Board. She was also a member of the University's Mock Trial Team, which participated in and placed at national tournaments. Karrie was awarded a Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1999. While at Iowa, she was selected to be a member of the Stephenson Trial Advocacy Team.

Karrie is currently admitted to practice before the State Courts in Iowa and South Dakota, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, and the United States Court of Federal Claims. She was voted into the Iowa Academy of Trust and Estate Counsel and was awarded the Accredited Estate Planner® designation in 2019. She is certified in Collaborative Law. She is a member of The Iowa State Bar Association, State Bar of South Dakota, Woodbury County Bar Association, Iowa Academy of Trust and Estate Counsel, Siouxland Estate Planning Council, Northwest Iowa Collaborative Professionals, and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Karrie is a member of the Probate and Trust Section and Family Law Section of The Iowa State Bar Association. She has served on the Executive Board of the Young Lawyers Division of The Iowa State Bar Association.

Karrie is very active in her community. She was a member of the Events Facilities Advisory Board for the City of Sioux City from 2004-2010, serving as President from 2008-2009. She is currently Vice-President of the Sioux City Sports Commission, and has been a member since 2006. She has been a member of the Junior League of Sioux City since 2003, serving as President from 2014-2015. In her free time Karrie enjoys reading, traveling, and camping with her family.

SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS

  • President – Woodbury County Bar Association, 2016
  • President – Sioux City Sport's Commission, 2016-2017
  • President – Junior League of Sioux City, 2014-2015
  • President, City of Sioux City Events Facilities Advisory Board, 2008-2009
  • Executive Board – The Iowa State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 2007-2010
  • Member – Iowa Academy of Trusts and Estate Counsel, 2019-present
  • Member – Siouxland Estate Planning Council, 2016-present
  • Member – International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2017-present
  • Member – Northwest Iowa Collaborative Professionals, 2017-present
  • Member – Sioux City Sports Commission, 2006-present
  • Member – The Iowa State Bar Association, Mock Trial Committee, 2000-present
  • Member – Junior League of Sioux City, 2003-present
  • Member – City of Sioux City Events Facilities Advisory Board, 2004-2010
  • Member – University of Iowa, College of Law, Stephenson Trial Advocacy Team, 1998-1999

HONORS

  • Voted into the Iowa Academy of Trust and Estate Counsel, 2019
  • Recipient, "Accredited Estate Planner® Designee", National Association of Estate Planners & Councils, 2019
  • Recipient, “Siouxland Leader Award,” Junior League, 2006
  • Recipient, “Top Ten Under 40 Award,” Siouxland Magazine, 2012

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • General Practice

including but not limited to

  • Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Contract Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Family/Closely Held Business Succession Planning
  • Family Law
  • Guardianships & Conservatorships
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Landlord/Tenant Laws
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Medical & Special Needs Trusts
  • Miller Trusts
  • Probate
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Trial Law
  • Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning & Probate

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