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Desirée A. Kilburg

Desirée A. Kilburg, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Practice Areas

  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Health Law
  • Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice

Admitted to Practice in

  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Contact Information

Desirée A. Kilburg
Attorney, Vice President
Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Phone: (319) 365-9461
Fax: (319) 365-8443

Desirée’s Assistant

Name: Beth Hawker
Phone: (319) 731-2356

About Desirée A. Kilburg

Desirée is an attorney and vice president at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll whose work focuses on all aspects of civil litigation. Desirée advises and represents clients on a variety of civil litigation matters, including medical malpractice, creditors’ rights in bankruptcy, administrative law, and commercial disputes. She has tried cases to both judges and juries in Iowa’s state and federal courts.

Representative Cases and Work


  • University of Michigan, B.S.
  • University of Iowa College of Law, J.D.

Professional Affiliations

  • Institutional Review Board (Mercy Medical Center and St. Luke’s Hospital)
  • Linn County Bar Association (Linn Law Club – Young Lawyers Division, Past President)
  • Iowa State Bar Association (Commercial and Bankruptcy Past Section Chair, Litigation Section Member)
  • American Bar Association
  • Dean Mason Ladd Inn of Court
  • Iowa Defense Council Association

Community and Personal

  • Goodwill of the Heartland (Board of Directors) (Finance, Governance, and Operations Committees)
  • Habitat Women Build, part of Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity (Board of Directors)
  • Iowa Legal Aid (Volunteer Attorney)
  • Bankruptcy Seminars, Inc. (Board of Directors)

Recent News Updates

From the Desk of Desirée A. Kilburg

Appellate Law, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Five Key Discovery Amendments to the Iowa Rules of Civil Procedure

Recent amendments to the Iowa Civil Rules of Civil Procedure align discovery and pretrial procedures more closely with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and attempt to prevent abuses of the discovery process. These amendments are applicable to all previously commenced cases pending on or after January 1, 2015, except those governing initial disclosures, the timing of discovery, discovery conferences, expert discovery, and the civil trial-setting conference. Notable rule changes include:

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Appellate Law, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Five Things to Know About Expedited Civil Actions

As of January 1, 2015, Iowa Rule of Civil Procedure 1.281 has made a new Expedited Civil Action track available to streamline litigation for controversies involving monetary damages of $75,000 or less. The rules seek to increase access to the court system by lowering litigation costs. Key aspects include:

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