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.
Political Science, B.A.,Southern Methodist University, Cum Laude, 1992
Drake University Law School, with honors, 1995
Corporate Governance, 2007; SPHR 2002, 2008, and 2011
Veterans Administration Accreditation Aid and Attendance 2014
Board of Adjustments: Grimes, IA
FireflyCreek Ranch, Director: Non-Profit, Guthrie Center, IA
Cynthia Letsch is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics for various professional groups including the Parkinson’s Association, Alzheimer’s Association, LongTerm Care Social Workers Association, and providing CEU training for financial advisors and CLE training for attorneys.