Karla Fultz is an Of Counsel attorney at Hopkins & Huebner, P.C. Karla has practiced law in both the state and federal courts of Iowa since 1969. Prior to joining Hopkins & Huebner in 2014, Karla was an Assistant Warren County Attorney in the Civil Division from 2009-2014. She provided advice to the Board of Supervisors, elected officials and Warren County Boards on legal matters, interpreting ordinances and statutes, writing policies, reviewing and recommending modifications to ordinances; completing the recodification of the Warren County Code of Ordinances in 2010, negotiating collective bargaining agreements and representing municipalities in court.
Prior to her service to Warren County, Karla served as Juvenile Judge in Polk County from 1993 until 2009. During that time, she was the presiding judge for the Polk County Juvenile and Family Drug Courts. Both programs were honored by the Iowa Supreme Court with Court Innovation Awards. Karla was a Juvenile Court Referee, an Assistant Polk County Attorney prosecutor and in private practice before becoming a judge.
Iowa, 1969Southern District of Iowa, 1969Northern District of Iowa, 1979
GovernmentCriminal LawFamily LawFamily Law Mediation
Chair - Lawyer Referral Committee, 1984-1989Chair - Juvenile Law Committee, Young Lawyers Section, 1973Vice Chair - General Practice Section, 1990-1992
Executive Committee, 1976-1978Family Law Committee, 1982-1985 Grievance Committee, 1985-1989
Lion of the Year - Indianola Noon Lions Club, 2016Tidrick Honors Award - Mentor Iowa, 2010Iowa Supreme Court Innovation Award, Polk County Juvenile Drug Court, 2004Iowa Supreme Court Innovation Award, Polk County Family Drug Court, 2005
Karla Fultz has served her profession, community and state as a member and chair of the Des Moines Plan and Zoning Commission, chair of the Polk County Zoning Ordinance and Comprehensive Plan Review Committee, and chair of the Iowa Product Development Corporation. She has been involved in various capacities on the boards of Drake University Law School, Drake University Law School Foundation, Iowa Drug Court Foundation, St. Anthony’s Church Foundation, Bethel Foundation, Prescribed Activity Center Foundation and Iowa Children and Family Services Foundation.
Feature Article, Des Moines Sunday Register, Picture Magazine,
Feature Article, Good Housekeeping Magazine, April 1977
ABC Network, Interview on the Prosecution of Rape and Organizer
of U.S. Department of Justice sponsored Rape Crisis Center, 1977
CBS Network, Interview on the Prosecution of Rape and Organizer
of U.S. Department of Justice sponsored Rape Crisis Center, 1976
NBC Network, Interview on the Prosecution of Rape and
Organizer of U.S. Department of Justice sponsored Rape Crisis