Hodges Law, PLC
Attorneys at Law


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Elissa Hodges

Elissa represents individuals and famililes in real estate transactions, estate planning matters (wills, trusts, powers of attorney), probate, and guardianships and conservatorships. Her practice also includes representing corporate clients in forming business entities, maintaining corporate formalities, real estate development, sales and purchases.

In 2012, Elissa received her juris doctor from the University of Nebraska College of Law, completing an individual concentration in Family and Small Business Estate Planning.

Elissa and her family are proud Ankeny residents.


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Juris Doctor, 2012

Master of Mass Communication, 2008

B.A., Journalism and Mass Communication, 2005

Bar Admissions

• Iowa

Activities & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association

  • Ankeny Chamber of Commerce

  • Ankeny First United Methodist Church

    • Endowment Committee, 2018 - present

  • Ankeny Leadership Institute, Graduate, Class of 2016

  • Friends of the Ankeny Library (formerly, Kirkendall Public Library Foundation)

    • Board of Directors, 2016 - present

  • Heart of America Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Member, Class of 2019

  • Iowa Academy of Trust and Estate Counsel

  • Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys

  • Iowa State Bar Association

    • Section Member: Real Estate & Title Law; Probate, Trust & Estate Law, 2012-present

    • Member, Guardianship and Conservatorship Committee; Probate, Trust & Estate Law Section, 2014 - 2019

    • Co-Chair, Guardianship and Conservatorship Committee; Probate, Trust & Estate Law Section, 2016 - 2019

  • Mid-Iowa Estate and Financial Planners

    • Member, 2014 - 2018

    • Board of Directors, 2016 - 2018

  • Polk County Women Attorneys

  • Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity

  • Volunteer, Meals for the Heartland