Kayli has always known she wanted to be an attorney, even back to middle school. She’s especially proud to serve as a counselor with drive and empathy in assisting clients during troubling times. Kayli joined Peddicord Wharton as an Associate Attorney in 2020, and works with clients in the areas of workers' compensation, litigation, and personal injury. She assists in steering clients in the right direction for their case, whether through mediation or litigation.
Prior to graduation from law school, Kayli clerked at a Des Moines criminal defense law firm. While at Drake Law School, Kayli was a Note Editor for the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law, a member of the ABA Negotiations Competition Team, and a Student Attorney for the Drake Legal Clinic Middleton Center for Children’s Rights. She received the Marsha Ternus Outstanding Child Advocate Award for her work in the Legal Clinic (2019-2020).
PublicationsPreparing Today’s Children for Tomorrow’s Needs: Agricultural Education in America’s Public Schools, Drake Journal of Agricultural Law, Spring 2020 Ed.
On a Personal Note
When Kayli is not at the office, she loves to spend time with her family and friends. She enjoys taking her sweet puppy, Cali, for walks, traveling, spending
time outside, and reading. Kayli is an avid Nebraska Huskers football fan and enjoys spending game days in Lincoln. Kayli is also a current coach for
the Drake Law School ABA Negotiations Team.
Drake Law School, Marsha Ternus Outstanding Child Advocate Award for her work in the Legal Clinic (2019-2020)
University of Nebraska Lincoln, BS in Business Administration, 2017
Drake University Law School (with honors), 2020
American Bar Association
Iowa State Bar Association
I think the secret to long-term client relationships is that they are truly my friends. I know their kids and families. I hope that comes through in the way I treat them and handle their work.