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Sarah K. Kleber

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South Dakota



Sarah Kleber’s general practice includes, but is not limited to, advising and representing employers on employment issues and workers’ compensation matters in administrative and state courts. Sarah’s practice also includes advising cities and local governments on municipal law and administrative matters.

Sarah’s past experience includes representing individuals and employers in federal and state employment litigation. Sarah has lectured on case law developments in workers’ compensation law, litigation and claims handling of employment discrimination and workers’ compensation matters, termination issues, as well as the interaction of employment law with workers’ compensation.


Washington and Lee University, Juris Doctor 1998
Drake University, Bachelor of Arts 1995


Professional Organizations

Iowa State Bar Association – Law PAC Committee and former Workers’ Compensation Section Council
Nebraska State Bar Association
South Dakota State Bar Association
Woodbury County Bar Association – former Membership Chair
Iowa Municipal Attorneys Association
Iowa Association of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, Inc. – member, former Board of Governors
Iowa Self-Insurers Association
Iowa Workers’ Compensation Advisory Committee, Inc. – past President



Iowa Civil Rights Commission Compliance, Speaker
- “Civil Rights & Anti-Discrimination Training: Public Accommodations, Disabilities & Service Animals” 2019

Siouxland SHRM Conference, Speaker
- “Termination Legal Issues: What Every Company Needs to Know” 2019
- “Employment Law Bootcamp: A Review of HR Basics through Real Life Questions” 2018
- “How to Stay within the Legal Limits: Wage and Hour Laws, Diversity and Inclusion, Hiring, Firing and Discipline” 2017
- “Fair Labor Standards Update: Exempt vs. Non-exempt and New Salary Requirements and Other Employment Law Updates” 2016

SIMPCO Membership Seminar, Co-Speaker
- “Employment Law – Hot Topics for the Municipal Employer” 2019
- “Municipal Code Updates – Process and Legal Obligation” 2018

Iowa Ortho Seminar, Co-Speaker
- “The Intersection of Employment Law and Worker’s Compensation: What you don’t know can hurt” 2016

Iowa Workers’ Compensation Advisory Committee, Speaker
- “Iowa Code Section 86.13(4): Lessons Learned About Penalty Claims Over the Last Five Years” 2015

Co-author, “Offers to Confess Judgment:  An Important Tactical Tool for Defense Counsel”, Defense Update (2000)

Special Recognition

Sioux City Journal “Forty Under 40” Young Leaders Award 2001

Community Involvement

Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence – Board Member
Sioux City Community School District – former member of Advisory Committee
Scouts BSA – Treasurer & Committee Member
Trinity Lutheran Church – Finance Committee, Youth Gathering Leader & former Congregation Council
The Pier Center for Autism – former Board Member


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