Lori Bullock - Civil Rights, Employment & Discrimination Attorneys | Newkirk Zwagerman

Lori Bullock

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Phone: (515) 883-2000
E-mail: lbullock@newkirklaw.com

Lori Bullock moved to Iowa as a child. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University where she studied Political Science. Lori received her law degree from Drake Law School.

Lori graduated from law school with high honors and was elected to the Order of the Coif, awarded to the top ten percent of each graduating class. She was also elected to the Order of the Barristers, a national honor society that honors oral advocacy and brief writing skills.

Lori was also very active in moot court activities during law school. She served as the president of Drake’s Moot Court Board and competed as team captain on the school’s National Moot Court team. Lori also competed in the Supreme Court Day Competition, where she was awarded best brief and best oralist in the appellate advocacy competition.

After law school Lori worked as a judicial law clerk to Justice David Wiggins of the Iowa Supreme Court.  As a law clerk, Lori worked on a variety of cases, assisting in the researching and drafting of Supreme Court opinions. Prior to joining Newkirk Zwagerman Lori worked as an associate attorney in West Des Moines. She also gained experience in law school as a student attorney in the Children’s Right Clinic and as a federal judicial intern to Chief Judge James Gritzner of the Southern District of Iowa.

Lori is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, Iowa NELA, Iowa State Bar Association, the Polk County Women Attorneys Association.

Lori lives in Ankeny, Iowa with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys traveling with her family, and each year, the family does a Disney World trip. Lori also enjoys singing, gardening, playing board games, and serving as co-president of the Parent Teacher Organization at her children’s school.


Areas of Practice:

Employment Law


Civil Rights

Juvenile Justice


Bar Admission:

State of Iowa (2014)



C. Edwin Moore Inn of Court



Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa, J.D. with high honors (2014)

Order of the Coif

Order of the Barristers

President, Moot Court Board

Captain, Moot Court Team

Drake Law Review, Junior Staff

Supreme Court Day Competition Winner, Best Oralist and Best Brief

Recipient of the Justice David and Madonna Harris Award

Katherine Finn Milleman Scholarship Recipient

D.J. Fairgrave Scholarship Recipient

Iowa State University, B.A. Policitical Science

               Student Director, Taste of VEISHEA

               President, Cantamus Women's Choir



Presenter, Annual Iowa Worker’s Compensation Seminar (2016 Des Moines, IA)

Keynote Speaker, Story County Bench and Bar Seminar (2016 Ames, IA)

Panelist, Child Participation in Court, Model Court Training (2014 Des Moines, IA)

Panelist and Moderator, National Association of Counsel for Children Conference (2013 Atlanta, GA)

Speaker, ABA Section of Litigation Children’s Right Litigation Committee (2013)    

Presenter, National Business Institute, Human Resource Law From Start to Finish (2016 Des Moines, IA)

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