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As the Covid-19 epidemic is affecting every aspect of American life, the State of Iowa has taken protective measures to protect the public. We remain open and able to provide legal services to you via telephone, email, and the internet. The court system remains open and we are actively working on new and existing cases to the full extent available at this time.

We are cloud-based and have the ability to work for our clients remotely. This includes meeting with all current and prospective clients via telephone and virtual meetings. We will utilize our cloud based programs such as email, e-signatures, document sharing and retrieval in an effort to continue to provide effective legal services. You can continue to call our office or reach out to your attorney via email. We are restricting in-person meetings to those that are necessary and impossible to conduct via telephone or virtual meetings. If you wish to meet with any of our attorneys, please do not hesitate to schedule a telephone or virtual meeting.

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Steven Klesner


Steve Klesner has been representing consumers in bankruptcy for twenty years. He is a member of the firm Johnston, Stannard, Klesner, Burbidge & Fitzgerald, P.L.C. A native Iowan, Steve graduated with distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1990 and has focused on bankruptcy law ever since.

Practice Areas

  • Debtor and Creditor Rights
  • Bankruptcy 100%

Current Employment Positions

  • Member

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1991
  • Illinois, 1991


  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    • J.D. - 1990
    • Honors: With Distinction
  • Central College, Pella, Iowa
    • B.A. - 1986

Representative Cases

  • In re Roberts, 443 B.R. 531, (upheld on appeal May 5, 2011 but not yet published), 2010, Bkrtcy.N.D.Iowa
  • In re Batzkiel, 349 B.R. 581 , 2006, Bkrtcy.N.D.Iowa
  • In re Johnston, unpublished, 2008, Bankr.N.D. Iowa, No. 05-05136
  • In re Stetler, 2008 WL 2746878, 2008, Bkrtcy.N.D. Iowa
  • Cumberworth v. U.S. Dept. of Educ., 347 B.R. 652, 212 Ed. Law rep. 328, Bankr.L.Rep.P 80,672, 2006, 8th Cir. BAP, Iowa
  • In re Goodfellow, 298 B.R. 358, 2003, Bkrtcy.N.D. Iowa
  • In re Cochran, unpublished, 2000, Bankr.S.D. Iowa, No. 83-1393