Bradley & Riley PC

Kimberly H. Blankenship

Tel/Direct: 319-861-8761
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA


Kim regularly advises clients on compliance with federal, state and local employment laws and assists with administrative charges and investigations. She works with clients on development of personnel policies and procedures and works with health care providers on HIPAA and HITECH compliance. Her practice area also includes immigration law and she works with employers all over the U.S. in navigating the U.S. immigration system in order to obtain work authorization for professionals and their family members to live and work in the U.S.

Assistant: James
Assistant's phone: 319-861-8704
Assistant email:


  • Bachelor’s Degree with highest distinction, University of Iowa, 1998
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Iowa College of Law, 2001

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


Community Awards

  • 2011 recipient of the Corridor Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Award
  • 2010 Polk School Outstanding Volunteer, presented by Cedar Rapids Board of Education

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Linn County Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • National Trial Advocacy Skills Program presented by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 2005

Civic and Volunteer Involvement

  • Young Parents Network Board of Directors
  • Daybreak Rotary, member and past Director
  • Graduate of Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership for Five Seasons Program, Class of 2008
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteer
  • Junior Achievement Volunteer
  • Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre Board of Directors, past Director

Professional Experience

  • Joined Bradley & Riley PC in 2001

Speeches and Publications

  • “HIPAA Protected Health Information” – presented at Bradley & Riley Health Law Practice Group Seminar, September 5, 2013
  • “Best Practices in Hiring Foreign Nationals,” presented at Lorman Educational Services’ Employment Law Update in Iowa, Davenport, Iowa, October 1, 2013
  • “Avoiding Audits, Fines and Navigating the Complexities of Immigration Law”, presented in connection with Sterling Educational Services’ Labor and Employment Law Seminar, Cedar Rapids (July 2012), Dubuque (November 2012), and Davenport (December 2012)
  • “Ethical Issues in Retainer Agreements”, presented at the Iowa Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting (November 2012)
  • “Employer Compliance to Avoid Penalties”, Sterling Educational Services’ Employment Law in these Challenging Times (2009)
  • “Stay Out of Jail, Immigration Compliance Issues for Employers”, Employment Law Update (2008)
  • “Immigration Update”, Labor & Employment Law Section Seminar, Iowa State Bar Association (2007)
  • “Immigration Issues in Employment Law: Avoiding Liability in Hiring and Terminating Foreign Nationals” (2007)
  • “Immigration Issues in Employment Law, Employment Law Update” (2006)
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