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Caitlin L. Slessor

Caitlin L. Slessor, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Practice Areas

  • Appellate Law
  • Family Law
  • Litigation

Contact Information

Caitlin L. Slessor
Attorney, Vice President
Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Phone: (319) 731-2394
Fax: (319) 365-8443

Caitlin’s Assistant

Name: Kami Steichen
Phone: (319) 731-2235

About Caitlin L. Slessor

Caitlin L. Slessor is an Attorney and Vice President at S&I whose practice focuses on Family Law.  Caitlin represents clients from the beginning to the end of their family law disputes.  This may include high conflict custody cases or complicated business division dissolutions.

Typical work for Caitlin includes:

  • Dissolutions of Marriage (divorce), both traditional and collaborative
  • Child custody and visitation disputes
  • Valuation of businesses and identifying hidden assets in dissolution cases
  • Negotiating successful settlement agreements, using a variety of techniques including mediation and collaborative law
  • Resolution of family law disputes through trial
  • Modifying existing child custody and support orders
  • Decree/support enforcement
  • Appeals in the Iowa Court of Appeals and Iowa Supreme Court
  • Guardianships of children and adults
  • Termination of Parental Rights and Adoption
  • Juvenile Court cases as the parents’ or guardians’ attorney in Child In Need of Assistance actions, Termination of Parental Rights cases, and Adoptions


  • University of Iowa, BA, Mass Communications and Political Science
  • University of Iowa, JD, (with distinction) (2005)
    • Des Moines County and Johnson County Prosecuting Internships (2002-2005)

Professional Affiliations

  • Iowa State Bar Association (Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee- Summer Seminar Chair; formerly served as District Representative)
  • Linn County Bar Association (Board of Governors)
  • Collaborative Lawyers of Eastern Iowa (Member)
  • The International Association of Collaborative Practitioners (Member)
  • Iowa Legal Aid Advisory Council (Past Member)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Great Plains Super Lawyers® Rising Star
  • Recognized in 2010 by the Iowa Supreme Court for pro bono service

Community and Personal

  • Kirkwood Community College Paralegal Program Advisory Board
  • Mediation Services of Eastern Iowa (Board Member)
  • New Pioneer Co-Op (New Pi) (Board Member)
  • Writer for Hoopla (2008-2010)
  • The Nest of Johnson County (2009-2010)

Speeches and Publications

  • Student writer for the Journal of Gender, Race and Justice
  • Author of “The Right To Choose In Childbirth: Regulation of Midwifery in Iowa”
  • Speaker: “Divorce 101” at the Nuts and Bolts Seminar- 2012, 2013
  • Speaker:  “Family Law For The Unmarried Couple” at the Bridge the Gap seminar

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