Kristen Hall is an attorney and mediator in private practice in Des Moines, IA. She received her B.A. from Vanderbilt University in Communications and her J.D. from Drake University. Kristen practices law with a servant’s heart. Through experiences with her own family she understands the importance of relationships and how they can be damaged when conflicts get out of hand and good communication skills fall by the wayside. Her practice focuses on estate planning, elder and divorce mediation and collaborative divorce.
As a compassionate and collaborative attorney Kristen’s focus is on meeting clients where they are and helping them move forward to where they want to be. People go to lawyers when they are in crisis and in that moment it can feel like the crisis has taken over their lives. Kristen works with clients to resolve their legal issues in a way that also honors the values and goals that are important to them so that they can move forward with a sense of peace. Every situation is different because every individual is different and the solution needs to fit with the rest of their life. Kristen believes in proactive problem solving and strives to make the legal system less intimidating and overwhelming for her clients.
Kristen is the vice chair of the ADR section of the Iowa State Bar Association and currently serves on the boards of the Iowa Association of Mediators, and the Iowa Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. She loves music. She grew up playing the harp and singing in various choirs. Her current choir is one of the highlights of her week. She and her husband have 2 daughters who keep them busy with music, basketball and volleyball.
Education and Professional Associations
Vanderbilt University, BA in Communications
Drake University, JD
Iowa Association of Mediators
Iowa State Bar Association
National Association of Women Business Owners – Iowa
Des Moines West Side & Downtown Chambers of Commerce
Mediation Training, Dick Calkins – 40 hours
Family and Divorce Mediation, Steve Sovern – 40 hours
Elder Care Mediation, Zena Zumeta – 15 hours