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Hon. Chris Hagenow

Iowa House of Representatives and Partner, Whitaker Hagenow GBMG

State Representative Chris Hagenow is a founding partner of Whitaker Hagenow GBMG, working in the areas of litigation, trusts and estates, corporations, nonprofit organizations and real estate. Chris is serving his second term in the Iowa Legislature, re-elected in November 2010. Chris represents the west suburbs of the greater Des Moines area, in particular the communities of West Des Moines, Clive and Windsor Heights.

Chris is a sixth-generation Iowan, raised in Cedar Falls. Chris graduated from Northern University High School and went on to receive his BA Magna Cum Laude from the University of Northern Iowa in 1994. He earned his JD from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1997 and is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association. Chris has practiced law in both Waterloo and Des Moines, with experience in criminal defense, real estate, trusts and estates and civil litigation.

In the Iowa House, Chris is the Chairman of the House Committee on Government Oversight. In addition to his role on Government Oversight, Chris also serves on the House committees for Appropriations, Judiciary and Public Safety. He is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and also serves on ALEC’s Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force. Chris sits on the Steering Committee for the Iowa Federalist Society. He is also a member of the Windsor Heights Lions’ Club and the Iowa Prayer Breakfast Committee.

Chris lives in Windsor Heights with his wife Amanda and their sons Owen and Noah. The Hagenow family worships at Westkirk Presbyterian Church in Urbandale.


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Publications and Multimedia
The Future of Judicial Selection in Iowa - Event Audio/Video
Iowa Lawyers Chapter
February 22, 2011