attorney colin hendricks

Colin L. Hendricks


Office: 515-242-2425

Fax: 515-323-8525



As an associate attorney, my job is to listen, understand your objectives, and provide practical legal advice in an easy-to-understand format. I talk straight and educate clients about what we’re doing, why we’re doing it, and how it accomplishes your goals. As a person, I strive to make everyone who walks through my door feel respected, appreciated, and listened to. And if we can share a laugh or two, that’s even better.

My background in estate planning, tax, and business formation/succession allows me to work with individuals and businesses on a range of different subjects. My “bread and butter” is designing estate planning and business/wealth transition strategies. If done correctly, the plan protects you and your family during life and creates an organized and tax-efficient method for passing wealth to the next generation. I represent beneficiaries and fiduciaries in estate and trust administration, willing to represent your interests in the courtroom if necessary.

A substantial part of my practice also involves organizing and growing businesses and non-profits. From formation to sale, I help clients navigate the tax, legal, and practical aspects of owning and operating businesses.  

My Approach

As a third generation attorney, my father and grandfather told stories about helping Iowa families accomplish their personal and professional goals at the supper table. I learned a simple lesson—people want an attorney that listens, cares, and treats others right. So that’s what I strive to do. Originally from Fort Dodge, I enjoy meeting with clients in their hometowns so that I can experience life in all corners of the state.

More About Me

Naturally curious, I’ve always enjoyed learning and believe that education is important. I received my business degree in economics, with highest honors, from the University of Iowa in 2015. I stayed in Iowa City for law school, earning my J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2018. Hard work in the library paid off, as I graduated in the top 10% of my class and was admitted to the Order of the Coif.

I was admitted to the Iowa Bar in 2018 and I remain engaged in the legal community, serving as a board member for the Mid-Iowa Estate and Financial Planners group and attending the Iowa Bar Association Probate Section meetings. I was honored to work as a judicial intern for Justice Thomas D. Waterman of the Iowa Supreme Court during law school.

Outside of work, I enjoy socializing with family and friends and remaining active outdoors—especially golfing, pheasant hunting, and watching football. I also like to travel and read. I serve on the board for Habitat for Humanity Young Professionals and attend services at the Capitol Hill Lutheran Church in Des Moines.

My Specialties

  • Estate Planning — Wills, Trusts, and Probate
  • Business and Farm Succession Planning
  • Tax
  • Real Estate
  • Business Formation and Governance
  • Agriculture
  • Non-Profit and Charitable Giving
  • Estate and Fiduciary Litigation

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University of Iowa

B.B.A., in Economics, with highest honors, 2015


University of Iowa

J.D., with high honors and high distinction, 2018; Order of the Coif


Iowa, 2018

Memberships & Associations

  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    Member; Sections on: Probate, Trust and Estate Planning; Agricultural Law