Holly A. Corkery

Contact Information

Holly A. Corkery
526 Second Avenue SE Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
319-365-9101 extension 130
Email: hcorkery@lynchdallas.com
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Practice Areas

  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Family Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Municipal and Government Services
  • School Law
  • Workers Compensation

Ms. Corkery regularly practices in the areas of employment law (both public and private sector), school law, municipal law, workers’ compensation,and insurance defense.  Ms. Corkery represents employers on a variety of issues including social media issues, employee discipline, employee drug testing, collective bargaining, employee leave issues, employee disability issues, workers' compensation, and general civil litigation.  Ms. Corkery additionally represents public employers on issues unique to those entities, including public records requests and open meetings. 


  • The University of Iowa (J.D., 2012)
  • Coe College (B.A., 2009)

Professional Affiliation

Active or formerly active in the following organizations:

  • Linn County Bar Association
  • Iowa Association of School Boards
  • Iowa Council of School Board Attorneys
  • Iowa Legal Aid, Volunteer Lawyer
  • Iowa Municipal Attorneys Association
  • National School Board Association Council of School Attorneys

Additional Biographical Information

  • Volunteer with Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa
  • Iowa Law Review, Bulletin Essays Editor (2011-2012)

Presentations and Publications

  • Legal Update: Statutory and Case Law Changes Affecting Cities, Iowa City/County Management Association
    • Moravia, Iowa, July 13, 2017
  • More About Collective Bargaining:  Implementation, Local Policy, and Best Practices to Support Employees While Exercising New Management Rights, ISFIS Conference
    • Ankeny, Iowa, June 7, 2017
  • Threat Assessment and Policies in the Workplace, Eastern Iowa Human Resource Association
    • Cedar Rapids, Iowa, May 9, 2017
  • Interaction Between School Officials and Law Enforcement, School Administrators of Iowa School Law Conference
    • Altoona, Iowa, February 7, 2017
  • Body Camera Issues, Iowa Municipal Attorneys Association
    • Johnston, Iowa, November 18, 2016
  • Employment Issues Involving Social Media, Association of Corporate Counsel
    • Cedar Rapids, Iowa, November 11, 2016
  • Employer Pitfalls in Social Media, Iowa Employment Conference
    • Des Moines, Iowa, April 21, 2016
  • How to Remove a Bad Apple from Your Organization and Other Ways to Avoid Litigation, Iowa Municipal Managers Institute
    • Iowa City, Iowa, March 18, 2016
  • Selected Ethics and Employment Topics for Iowa Lawyers, Association of Corporate Counsel
    • Cedar Rapids, Iowa, February 18, 2016
  • The Fair Labor Standard Act Clarified, National Business Institute
    • Cedar Rapids, Iowa, December 18, 2015
  • Legal Ethics of E-mail: Sending E-mails to Clients, Opposing Counsel, the Court, and Third Parties, National Business Institute
    • Cedar Rapids, Iowa, December 10, 2015
  • FLSA/Wage and Hour Critical Issues, Sterling Education Services
    • Des Moines, Iowa, November 5, 2015
  • Emerging City Legal Issues: Police Body-Worn Cameras, Pitfalls, Policies, and the Public Interest, Iowa City/County Management Association
    • Burlington, Iowa, July 16, 2015 
  • Contributor, 2016 Iowa Municipal Policy Leaders' Handbook (A guide for Iowa Mayors and Council Members), The University of Iowa Institute of Public Affairs
  • Top 5 Things City Managers/Administrators Should Know About Municipal Law, Iowa Municipal Managers Institute
    • Iowa City, Iowa, March 20, 2015
  • Social Media and Privacy in the Workplace, Sterling Education Services
    • Des Moines, Iowa, November 5, 2015
    • Cedar Rapids, Iowa, July 29, 2015
    • Burlington, Iowa, July 7, 2015
    • Iowa City, Iowa, February 18, 2015
    • Dubuque, Iowa, July 9, 2014
    • Burlington, Iowa, June 17, 2014
    • Cedar Rapids, Iowa, May 21, 2014
    • Cedar Rapids, Iowa, July 24, 2013
  • Social Media: What School Administrators Should Know, School Administrators of Iowa Law Conference
    • West Des Moines, Iowa, February 10, 2015
  • Successful Hiring and Recruitment Steps, National Business Institute
    • Cedar Rapids, Iowa, May 7, 2014
  • Special Concerns when Dealing with Union Environments, National Business Institute
    • Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 5, 2013