Holly A. Corkery

Ms. Corkery regularly practices in the areas of employment law (both public and private sector), 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 regularly performs investigations of work place complaints at the request of both public and private sector employees. 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 Affiliations

Active or formerly active in the following organizations:

  • Linn County Bar Association, Member; President (current)
  • Marion Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, Chair (current)
  • Linn Area Credit Union Associate Board of Directors (current)
  • Iowa Municipal Attorneys Association

Additional Biographical Information

  • Iowa State Bar Association, Government Practice Group, Council Member (current)
  • Marion Chamber, Board of Directors chair (current)
  • Volunteer with Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa
  • Marion Leadership in Action Class of 2018-2019
  • Iowa Law Review, Bulletin Essays Editor (2011-2012)

Presentation and Publications

  • "Employee Discipline Start to Finish," Iowa Municipal Attorneys Association
    • Des Moines, Iowa, June 27, 2022
  • "Public Employment Issues," Iowa Municipal Finance Officers Association
    • Des Moines, Iowa, April 21, 2022
  • Open Records, Issues and Concerns, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • Des Moines, Iowa, February 24, 2022
  • All Things Human Resources, Iowa Municipal Finance Officers Association Fall 2020 Conference
    • Des Moines, Iowa, October 23, 2020
  • Navigating Employee Leaves of Absence—It’s Hard Enough Without Covid-19!, IASHRM HR 2020 & Beyond Virtual Conference
    • October 15, 2020
  • Navigating Employment Issues During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Iowa Public Employer Labor Relations Association Annual Conference 
    • Ames, Iowa, September 18, 2020
  • Legal Update 2020, Eastern Iowa Human Resources Association 
    • Cedar Rapids, Iowa, January 14, 2020
  • Mental Health Issues in the Workplace, Iowa Public Employer Labor Relations Association Spring Meeting
    • Cedar Rapids, Iowa, May 3, 2019
  • Contributor, Human Resources Administration and Labor Relations update, Iowa Municipal Policy Leaders' Handbook, 2019
  • Changes to Iowa Code Chapters 20 and 400: What City Attorneys Need to Know, Iowa Municipal Attorneys Association Annual Seminar 
    • Johnston, Iowa, November 17, 2017
  • Working Together and Using Legal Strategies to Address Difficult Citizens, Employees and Properties, Iowa League of Cities 2017 Annual Conference 
    • Davenport, Iowa, September 14, 2017
  • Threat Assessment and Policies in the Workplace, Eastern Iowa Human Resource Association
    • Cedar Rapids, Iowa, May 9, 2017
  • 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
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