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Karrie R. Hruska Named an ACCREDITED ESTATE PLANNER Designee standard

Karrie R. Hruska of Moore, Heffernan, Moeller, & Meis, L.L.P., is newly certified as an Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®) designee by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC). Karrie is a partner at Moore, Heffernan, Moeller, & Meis, L.L.P. and practices primarily in estate planning and probate.  She is admitted in the state courts of Iowa and South Dakota, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, and the United States Court of Federal Claims.  She is certified in Collaborative Law and is a member of the Iowa Academy of Trust and Estate Counsel.  She is currently the membership chair of the Siouxland Estate Planning Council.  The Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®) designation is a graduate level, ...

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Karrie Hruska voted into the Iowa Academy of Trust and Estate Counsel standard

Karrie R. Hruska, a partner with the Firm, has been voted into the Iowa Academy of Trust and Estate Counsel (“IATEC”).  IATEC is invitation only membership that is limited to 250 Iowa attorneys.  IATEC seeks members who are “passionate about improving, maintaining, and using high quality practice methods and procedure in our rapidly changing world of trusts and estates.”  Members actively collaborate with other estate planning professionals to improve estate planning techniques and business succession planning for their clients.  IATEC also provides education, discussion, and support on pending legislative matters that affect the estate planning of Iowa families. Karrie joins Firm partner Robert F. Meis as a member of the IATEC. Give Bob or Karrie a call to discuss your estate ...

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Attorneys Recognized on the 2017-2018 Pro Bono Honor Roll standard

Many people are not equipped to represent themselves in our increasingly complex society, making legal representation a necessity.  To address this need, the Iowa Judicial Branch encourages all Iowa attorneys to devote at lease 50 hours of pro bono legal services each year.  Pro bono legal services are not only vital for the people represented, but are also vital to society as a whole as the service fulfills the promise of equal access to justice. Four of the Firm's attorneys were noted by the Iowa State Bar Association The Iowa Lawyer magazine for pro bono work done for various legal aid organizations around the state that coordinate pro bono work.  Those attorneys include: Richard Moeller Robert Meis Angie Schneiderman Nikki Nobbe Attorneys listed volunteered legal services from ...

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Moore, Heffernan, Moeller, Johnson & Meis, L.L.P is pleased to announce that Kaitlin Boettcher has joined the firm as an associate attorney.  Kaitlin currently provides general practice for the firm, including Family Law, Employment Law, Estate Planning, and Litigation. Kaitlin grew up in Des Moines, Iowa and earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Iowa. During her undergraduate studies, she worked for Student Disability Services where she oversaw scheduling and administration of students’ exams and resolved conflicts related to exams and student accommodations. She interned for Chatham Oaks, Inc., a residential care facility for individuals with chronic mental illness, where she worked directly with clients and collaborated with an interdisciplinary team of professionals. She gained an interest for the legal ...

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Firm Sponsors Battle of the Badges Hockey Event standard

Moore, Heffernan, Moeller, Johnson & Meis, L.L.P is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring the open skate at the Battle of the Badges Hockey Event.  In honor of its continued tradition of  providing civic and pro bono services to the community, the firm has made arrangements so that the open skate and skate rental are free for all families attending this event.  Partner Dan Moore said that “We were delighted that the Battle of the Badges Hockey Event is benefiting Support Siouxland Soldiers.  Support Siouxland Soldiers does so much for the veterans in our area and we are grateful to be able to thank both groups.”  The Battle of the Badges is on May 13, 2017 at the IBP ...

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Partner Karrie Hruska  has been selected to join the Siouxland Estate Planning Council. The Council consists of over sixty Siouxland Professionals including attorneys, accountants, insurance agents and appraisers. Members meet monthly to discuss estate planning issues and advise of best practices for serving their clients. The council also aims to foster interdisciplinary relationship among their members. Regarding her involvement with the Council, Karrie stated,"The area of estate planning is constantly evolving.  I am excited to work with the Council to find innovative solutions to estate planning issues.  This collaboration will allow me to better serve the needs of my clients." Partner Robert Meis is also a member with the Council.  Karrie and Robert practice primarily in Estate Planning and Probate Law for ...

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Moore, Heffernan, Moeller, Johnson & Meis, L.L.P is pleased to announce that it is launching a new website for persons suffering from a Vaccine Injury and seeking representation in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP).  Vaccine Injury Pros, at, explains the NVICP and how the firm can help people who experience adverse reactions after receiving a vaccine. The NVICP is a federal program which compensates persons who experience a Vaccine Injury, which occurs when a child or adult suffers a reaction lasting at least six months or resulting in death from covered vaccines.  The vaccines include many of the most common vaccines administered, including the normal childhood vaccines and the seasonal flu vaccines. Claims for compensation to the NVICP ...

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Firm Seeks Legal Assistant to Join Team standard

The Moore Heffernan Law Firm is seeking a qualified Legal Assistant to add to its professional support staff.  Experience is preferred.  Candidates must be detail oriented, organized, and able to effectively multi-task.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel and Adobe Acrobat and prior experience with electronic filing systems is preferred. The Moore Heffernan Law Firm offers compensation commensurate with experience as well as health insurance, 401K, flex medical benefits plan, and paid time off. All submissions should include a resume.  Contact Office Manager, Helen Jacobe, by calling 712-252-0020 or by email at ...

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Firm Scholarship Awarded to Briar Cliff University Student standard

Attorneys from Moore, Heffernan, Moeller, Johnson & Meis attended the annual Briar Cliff University Scholarship Luncheon on October 5, 2016. The lunch provided the opportunity for the firm to meet with its scholarship recipient, Ashley Van Cleave. Ashley is a senior from Mapleton, Iowa who plans to graduate this May with a major in Biochemistry. Associate Nikki Blazey said that “it was great to hear about Ashley’s goals for her future and listen to so many students express a desire to use their education to make impact our community.”   The Moore, Heffernan, Moeller, Johnson & Meis, L.L.P. Scholarship is provided annually to a student at Briar Cliff University. The firm is proud to be a part of Briar Cliff’s tradition of ...

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