Katherine Daman

Associate Attorney

Cordell & Cordell Des Moines Divorce Attorney Katherine DamanDuring her 13-plus years of practice, it became alarming to Des Moines divorce attorney Katherine Daman just how often men are denied their basic rights as a parent and treated as a second-class parent.

Eventually, she became proactive in correcting these misconceptions by focusing her career on family law.

“The reward I receive in assisting my clients in securing their rights has kept me focused and encouraged to fight the good fight,” Ms. Daman said.

Ms. Daman is able to communicate effectively with her clients so they are able to productively and successfully work together.

“The process can be tedious and emotional, but I promise I will be right beside you and try my best to make it as painless as possible,” she said.

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Daman is licensed to practice in Iowa.


Ms. Daman received her bachelor’s degree from Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, N.C., with a major in political science and a minor in criminal justice. She earned her Juris Doctor from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Daman practiced criminal defense and family law.


  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Polk County Women Attorneys Association


  • Certified in Dispute Resolution

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

Ms. Daman appeared on WHO-Des Moines to discuss how divorce affects dads on Father’s Day.

Ms. Daman presented at an NBI seminar on the topic of discovery in family law matters.