Danya Keller

Associate

Phone: (515) 883-2000

Email: dkeller@newkirklaw.com

Danya Keller was born and raised in Minnesota. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2005 with degrees in journalism and philosophy. Following college, Danya was a journalist and covered several high-profile stories in Madison and the greater Chicago area.

In 2011, she obtained a master’s degree in public policy. After being named a Dwight D. Opperman Scholar, Danya moved to Des Moines to attend Drake University Law School. She graduated in 2014 with highest honors and was elected to the Order of the Coif.

During law school, Danya served as the Executive Editor of the Drake Law Review. She also interned with Justice Brent Appel and clerked for a large Des Moines law firm.

Prior to joining Newkirk Zwagerman in 2018, Danya was an associate attorney in Des Moines practicing employment law and general litigation. Danya is currently a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), Iowa NELA, Iowa State Bar Association, Polk County Bar Association, and Polk County Women Attorneys.

Danya lives in Des Moines with her foster son and rescue dog. She enjoys playing pool, spending time with her family, and teaching her dog new tricks. 

Areas of Practice:

Employment Law
Discrimination
Civil Rights

Bar Admissions

State of Iowa (2014)
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa (2014)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa (2014)

Education

  • Drake University Law School, J.D., with Highest Honors
    • Order of the Coif
  • National-Louis University, M.A.–Public Policy
    • Public Policy Student Organization, Vice President
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison, B.A.–Journalism and Philosophy
    • The Madison Observer, Co-founder and Editor in Chief
    • AIDS Walk Wisconsin, Volunteer