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.
We aim to educate our clients before there is a crisis, so they are better prepared to handle any issues when they arise.
Devoted to providing legal education and guidance with compassion and understanding.
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.
The following firm practices are drawn from our Mission and Vision Statements:
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.
Education Paralegal Studies, Kaplan University, 2013 Areas of Special Focus Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits Medicaid Benefits Probate Conservatorship and Guardianship practice Memberships Legal Support Professionals of Iowa Activities Away from the office, Bethany enjoys biking, camping, fishing, and bonfires.
Education Bachelor’s Degree, University of Northern Iowa Areas of Special Focus Medicaid benefits Memberships Legal Support Professionals of Polk County Legal Support Professionals of Iowa Activities Away from the office, Austin enjoys running, biking, and spending time with his friends.
EDUCATION CNA License, Des Moines Area Community College AREAS OF SPECIAL FOCUS Customer Service Administrative Support Away from the office, Wendy enjoys spending time with family. She loves to go camping and support her local school sports.