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Committed Waterloo Attorneys

A Team of Well-Respected, Highly
Awarded Attorneys and Legal Staff

Located in Waterloo, Iowa, Ball, Kirk & Holm, P.C. comprises a team of well-respected, highly awarded attorneys and legal staff. Each of our lawyers brings different types of knowledge and experience to the practice of law. Some focus on matters of personal injury, while others focus on issues of estate planning or family law. This allows us to meet your needs—whatever they may be.

If you would like to speak to one of our attorneys about your legal matter, please call our office at (319) 220-0416 and request a free, confidential consultation. Available 24/7!


Max E. Kirk


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Harlan Daniel Holm Jr.


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Jennifer L. Chase


Jennifer L. Chase is a shareholder at Ball, Kirk & Holm, P.C., and has been a member of the firm since graduating from Creighton University School of Law in 2000. She practices in the areas of divorce, including issues such as child custody/visitation, child support, property division, and spousal support; collaborative law; family law mediation; and probate and estate planning.

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Eashaan Vajpeyi


Eashaan Vajpeyi is a shareholder and attorney at Ball, Kirk & Holm, P.C. Mr. Vajpeyi was raised in Cedar Falls, Iowa before attending the University of Iowa. During law school, he was a writer and editor for Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems and was a judicial extern for the Honorable Thad J. Collins, United States Bankruptcy Court.

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Joseph G. Lyons


Joseph Lyons is an associate attorney at Ball, Kirk, & Holm, PC., where he practices Workers’ Compensation. Originally from New Berlin, Joe attended St. Norbert College, where he double majored in English and History, while completing a minor in Political Science.

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Benjamin R. Roth


Benjamin Roth is a shareholder and attorney with Ball, Kirk & Holm, P.C. practicing primarily in workers’ compensation and Social Security disability. Ben grew up in Oelwein, Iowa, the son of a postal carrier and middle school teacher. After graduating from the University of Northern Iowa in 2008 with a B.A. in political science, Ben received his J.D. with high distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2011.

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Rachael Neff


Rachael Neff is an attorney at Ball, Kirk, & Holm, PC., where she practices in the areas of personal injury litigation, workers’ compensation, and family law, including divorce and child custody. Rachael grew up on a farm in western Iowa before graduating from the University of Iowa in 2014 with a B.A. in Sociology.

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Carla Lown

Certified Paralegal

  • Hometown: The World (Air Force brat) 
  • Favorite: San Francisco Giants baseball 
  • About Carla: I am proud to be a member of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

Marlene Durbala

Legal Assistant/Bookkeeper

  • Hometown: Cedar Falls, Iowa 
  • Favorite: Spending time with family.  
  • About Marlene: 36 years in the legal field. 

Theresa Mahoney

Senior Litigation Paralegal

  • Hometown: Waterloo, Iowa 
  • Favorite: Cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes and enjoying time with family & friends.  
  • About Theresa: I have been in the legal field for over 30 years, both in private practice and working for the state & tribal court systems. 

Karla Gronwall

Legal Assistant

  • Hometown: Waterloo, Iowa 
  • Favorite: Spending time with my family, my horses, and the stray cats that have adopted us.  
  • About Karla: I have worked in the legal field for 14 years. 

Enna Pehlic

Client Intake Specialist

  • Hometown: Waterloo, Iowa  
  • Favorite: Spending time with my family, friends, and pets.  
  • About Enna: I recently graduated from the University of Iowa and am excited to see where my career in the legal field takes me.

Dana Dzick

Legal Assistant

  • Hometown: Clear Lake, Iowa 
  • Favorite: Putting on shows with local bands and playing in one.  
  • About Dana: Been a part of the Waterloo community for years and love growing here. 

Gabby Crooks

Legal Assistant

  • Hometown: New Hampton, Iowa 
  • Favorite: Shopping 
  • About Gabby: I love listening to music & podcasts.

Amy Auringer

Legal Assistant

  • Hometown: Dysart, Iowa 
  • Favorite: Reading/crafting 
  • About Amy: I am very outspoken. I have been in the legal profession for the past 8 years. 

Anna Meier

Legal Assistant

  • Hometown: Waterloo, Iowa 
  • Favorite: I love spending time with my family.  

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How We Can Help

At Ball, Kirk & Holm, P.C., we provide a variety of legal services for our clients.

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    Every day, we trust those around us to act with the reasonable care needed to keep others safe.
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    Medical malpractice takes many different forms. If you have been the victim of malpractice, you may not even know it.
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    Often, when defective products make it onto the consumer market, they don’t just harm one or two people—they injure and kill hundreds or even thousands.
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    Unfortunately, no one can predict the future, and no one can estimate how long a marriage will last.
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    In many ways, motorcycle accidents are similar to other types of personal injury litigation.
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    Nearly all workers in the state of Iowa are entitled to workers’ compensation when they are injured at work or while carrying out any duties related to their employment.
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Committed to Our Clients

At Ball, Kirk & Holm, P.C., our clients are our absolute top priority. Each of our Waterloo attorneys is committed to providing their clients with attentive, personalized, and compassionate legal service that you simply can’t find at massive, impersonal firms. Here, you are not treated as another case number but as a real person navigating an extremely challenging time in your life. We understand that you need answers and guidance on what comes next. Our attorneys are dedicated to providing you with the counsel and representation you need and deserve.

While we are proud of the numerous awards and accolades our attorneys have earned, we are most proud of the results we have secured for our clients—not because they highlight what we can do, but because they prove the real ways in which we have helped people in our community get back on their feet and move forward with their lives.

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Choose a Team That Will Fight for You

When you turn to Ball, Kirk & Holm, P.C., our Waterloo attorneys will take the time to meet with you, either in person or over the phone, and really listen to your story. We will work to understand your unique challenges and goals and, from there, build a strong case tailored to your situation. We employ a collaborative, team-based approach; when you hire us, you get a team of legal professionals on your side rather than a single attorney or case manager.

Most importantly, we are ready and willing to fight for you. No matter the challenge you are facing or the complexity of your case, our attorneys are prepared to provide you with the aggressive advocacy and strategic legal planning you need. We are capable of handling a wide range of legal matters, so you always know who to turn to when you need a problem arises.

Give us a call at (319) 220-0416 or submit an online contact form today to get in touch with our Waterloo attorneys.

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