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Firm Overview

Letsch Law Firm practices primarily in the areas of elder law, estate planning, substitute decision-making and post death issues. We can educate you on the laws that apply to your situation, help you define your goals, and then present the creative options available to help you meet them.

  • Elder Law
  • Medicaid qualification and application for persons over 65 years of age or in a nursing home
  • Full Service Estate Planning including, including asset preservation (Last Will and Testaments; and Revocable and Irrevocable Living Trusts.)
  • Budget Version Estate Planning (Last Will and Testament and Revocable Living Trusts.)
  • Special Needs planning, including 1st party and 3rd party special needs trusts.
  • Powers of attorney, including Living Wills (Advanced Directives)
  • Probate
  • Post Death Trust Administration

We aim to educate our clients before there is a crisis, so they are better prepared to handle any issues when they arise.

Team picture of the team at Letsch Law Firm.
Mission Statement

Devoted to providing legal education and guidance with compassion and understanding.

Vision Statement

Members of our community trust that the Letsch Law Firm is a reputable place to obtain education on various legal matters, assistance in accessing legal services, and competent legal representation.

Values Statements
  • People are more important than money.
  • Clients are best represented when they can make an informed decision.
  • There is no standard of ethical practice that is too high.

Firm Practices

The following firm practices are drawn from our Mission and Vision Statements:

  • All parties, whether employees, clients, opposing parties, or vendors are treated with respect and courtesy.
  • Phone calls are returned.
  • Clear letters of engagement are requested on all matters.
  • Billing is transparent.
  • All employees adhere to the ethical standards of conduct set by the Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Ethics Commission.
  • We collaborate with community services.
  • Members of the firm actively engage in community educational activities.
  • Health Care Powers of Attorney and/or Living Wills are provided to all clients who request them, without cost.
Cynthia Letsch
Attorney, J.D.

Attorney Cynthia Letsch is an Iowa native who obtained her undergraduate degree at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Drake University Law School, in 1995, graduating from both universities with honors. Her legal career includes private practice, eight years of teaching at the university level, and serving as corporate counsel. Her current office opened in 2013, and the practice is limited to Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Probate/Trust Administration. She is a frequent speaker on topics of Estate Planning and asset preservation: Medicaid for the Elderly; Medicaid Financial Risk Management for Care Facilities, and Fiduciary Responsibilities of Agents under Powers of Attorney, Guardians, Conservators, and Trustees. Speaking engagements include: Alzheimer’s Association Brain Works Conference, Parkinson’s Foundation workshops; Iowa Association of Long Term Care Social Workers; workshops for both attorneys and licensed insurance providers qualifying for continuing education credit according to standards set by the Iowa Supreme Court and Iowa Insurance Commission (in addition to workshops facilitated by various senior housing and assisted living communities, and workshops offered directly through the firm. Admitted to practice in Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, and the Federal Southern District of Iowa and Federal District of Nebraska, she is a member of the Iowa Bar Association Probate and Trust Section and Elder Law Section; Missouri Bar Association Probate and Trust Section, Elder Law Section, Nebraska Bar Association Probate and Trust Section, Elder Law Section, the Dallas County Bar Association; National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; Elder Counsel; and Wealth Counsel. Cynthia is also a VA accredited attorney.

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