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Kristymarie Shipley

Kristymarie Shipley, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll

Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Professional Malpractice

Admitted to Practice in

  • Iowa
  • Northern District of Iowa
  • Southern District of Iowa

Contact Information

Kristymarie Shipley
Associate Attorney
Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Phone: (319) 365-9461
Fax: (319) 365-8443
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Kristymarie’s Assistant

Name: Paula M. Pohlpeter
Phone: (319) 731-2376

About Kristymarie Shipley

Kristymarie is an Associate Attorney whose practice focuses on litigation and labor & employment. She is  fluent in Spanish.

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  • University of Florida, B.A. Spanish (2005)
  • University of Florida, B.S. Psychology (2005)
  • University of Iowa College of Law, J.D. (2015)
    • Legal Opportunity Fellow
    • Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems—Senior Note & Comment Editor 2014-2015
    • Baskerville Traveling Moot Court Team

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    • Labor and Employment Law Section Council
  • Linn County Bar Association
    • Summer Outing CLE Committee
  • Linn Law Club

Awards and Recognitions

  • Burns H. Weston International Human Rights Essay Prize 2014
  • Iowa State Bar Association Graduating Senior Award 2015
  • William L. Boyd Public Service Award – Highest Service Honors 2015
  • Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence in Sex-Based Discrimination, December 2014
  • Jurisprudence Award for Academic Excellence in Critical Race Theory, May 2015

Community and Personal

  • Iowa Legal Aid (volunteer attorney)
  • Junior Achievement Classroom Volunteer

Speeches and Publications

  • Student Note: Stateless: Dominican-born Grandchildren of Haitian Undocumented Immigrants in the Dominican Republic
    • 24 Transnat’l L. & Contemp. Probs. 459 (Fall 2015)
  • Comment:  Should I be “Shipley” or “Flores Collazo” Today?: The Racialization of the Law Student and Legal Workplace Candidate
    • 31 Berkeley J. Gender L & Just. 183 (Summer 2016)
  • Boundary Disputes, ISBA Bridge the Gap Seminar, September 2018
  • Ethics: Privacy, Data Security & Cybersecurity, Women in eDiscovery, September 2018
  • Ethics: Privacy, Data Security & Cybersecurity, Iowa Paralegal Association Spring Seminar, April 2018
  • Roundtable Speaker, Grinnell College’s Racing Iowa Conference, April 2018
  • Accident Investigations, East Central Iowa Safety & Health Conference, February 2016, February 2017, and February 2018
  • Adventures in Service of Process, Guest Speaker at Professor Stella Elias’s 1L Civil Procedure Course, March 2017
  • Mentoring a Millennial in Litigation, Iowa Trial Academy, February 2017 (Co-Presented with Connie Alt)
  • Trump and the Workplace, Great River Human Resource Association, February 2017
  • You Got Served! Responding to Subpoenas as an Employer, S&I Fall Seminar, November 2016
  • Money, Money, Money: FLSA Compliance, Iowa SHRM Pre-Conference, September 2016 (Co-Presented with Mark P.A. Hudson)
  • FMLA & ADA Leave: The 50,000-foot View, S&I Fall Seminar, November 2015

Recent News Updates

From the Desk of Kristymarie Shipley

Iowa Supreme Court

Ackerman v. State

The tort of wrongful discharge in violation of public policy is not categorically reserved for at-will employees and is available to contract employees.

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Iowa Supreme Court

Banwart v. 50th Street Sports, L.L.C. d/b/a Draught House 50

Under Iowa Code § 123.92(1)(a), a plaintiff must demonstrate that a defendant licensee or permittee, sold and served alcohol to an allegedly intoxicated person (AIP) when it knew or should have known that the AIP was intoxicated or would become intoxicated, and that the AIP’s intoxication proximately caused the plaintiff’s injury. Here, the Iowa Supreme Court found that where an AIP consumed three beers in the span of four hours at a licensee’s establishment, evidence of subsequent intoxication alone creates an inference that the bar sold and served beer to the AIP when it knew or should have known she was or would become intoxicated.

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