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Allison M. Heffern

Allison M. Heffern, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Health Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation
  • Mediation and Arbitration

Contact Information

Allison M. Heffern
Attorney, Senior Vice President
Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Phone: (319) 731-2215
Fax: (319) 365-8443

Allison’s Assistant

Name: Rhonda L. Dillemuth
Phone: (319) 731-2321

About Allison M. Heffern

Allison Heffern is an Attorney and Senior Vice President of Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C. Allison’s practice focuses on family law and litigation.

Typical family law work for Allison includes:

  • Dissolution of marriage (divorce), both traditional and collaborative
  • Child custody and visitation disputes
  • Valuation of businesses and identifying hidden assets in dissolution cases
  • Resolution of family law disputes in trial, through mediation, and through collaborative resolution
  • Modifying divorce decrees
  • Modifying child custody and support decrees
  • Enforcement of decrees and orders
  • Appeals

Typical litigation for Allison includes:

  • Representing insured defendants in both personal injury and commercial contexts
  • Representing insurance companies in coverage disputes
  • Representing personal injury clients
  • Resolution of litigation in jury trials, bench trials, and in mediation


  • University of Iowa College of Law
    • Juris Doctor, 1987
  • Clarke College, Dubuque, IA
    • Bachelor of Arts, 1981

Professional Affiliations

  • Iowa State Bar Association
    • Board of Governors (2010-Present)
    • Family Law Section
    • Litigation Section
    • Health Law Section (Chair 2006-2007)
    • Bench Bar Committee (2007-2012)
    • Public Relations Committee (2007-2009)
    • Legal Aid Committee (2007-2009)
  • Linn County Bar Association
    • President (2007-2008)
    • Board of Governors (2002-Present)
  • Dean Mason Ladd Inn of Court-Master (2000-2006)
    • President 2005-2006
    • Treasurer 2000-2003
  • Sixth Judicial Nominating Commission (2006-2011)
  • Sixth Judicial District Family Mediation Program
  • Collaborative Lawyers of Eastern Iowa

Awards and Recognitions

  • Listed as a Great Plains Super Lawyer®– 2013-2015 –Family Law, Personal Injury Defense: General, Health Care

Community and Personal

  • Kids First Law Center Board of Directors (2013 to 2015)
  • New Bo City Market Board Member (2010 to 2013)
  • Has served on boards for Theatre Cedar Rapids, Waypoint, Grant Wood Area Red Cross, and the Camp Courageous Triathlon Committee.

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