Harding Law Office

Harding Law Office

The choice of an attorney is one of the most important decisions you can make. When you retain the Harding Law Office, your case will be handled by experienced legal professionals. Consultations are always free. We are here to help you.

Firm Overview

You can rely on our attorneys to talk with you honestly about your case and what your options are. For effective representation, depend on the Harding Law Office. To speak to an attorney about your case, please do not hesitate to contact us today . Call 515-287-1454 for your free consultation and case evaluation.

Main Office

Main Office
1217 S.W. Army Post Road

Des Moines IA 50315


(515) 287-1454



Free Initial Consultation?

We offer a free initial consultation at our office.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Some services are offered at a fixed fee.

Hourly Rates

Our hourly rates are very reasonable.

Office Information

Office Hours

Our offices are open generally from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday.

Emergency After Hours


Collaborative Divorce

John Harding was trained in collaborative divorce by the attorney who originated collaborative law.

John Harding is a member of of the Central Iowa Academy of Collaborative Professionals. He is also a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.


John Harding recommends everyone have a Last Will and Testament, a Living Will and Power of Attorney for Health Care, and a Power of Attorney for financial matters.

John Harding has over 25 years experience in Estates and Probate.

John Harding

Harding Law Office

John is a lifelong resident of Iowa. He lives in Des Moines, sharing his home with a puppy and a couple of rabbits. John grew up on a farm in Polk County. He attended the University of Iowa, receiving a double major in Sociology and Social Work. After graduating, John farmed for 12 years. The farming operation had land in Iowa and Minnesota. John enrolled in law school at Drake University where he earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in 1988. At Drake University Law School he received the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellent Achievement in the study of Torts. He is a member of the Polk County Bar Association, the Iowa Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He is licensed to practice law in the Iowa District Courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He received the Iowa State Bar Association Pro Bono Award. He received Polk County Bar Association Honors in recognition of Distinguished Service to the Polk County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project. When younger, John traveled extensively. He has traveled to Ireland, England, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Japan, and South Korea. He has traveled to most states in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska. You might pass John on the bike trails training for ragbrai, which he has completed several times. He is an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan, has survived cancer, and heart surgery. John has practiced in a small firm on the south side of Des Moines for the last 26 years. He practices with his brother, who has a medical degree to go along with his law degree. The firm handles many areas of the law, including collaborative family law, mediations, personal injury, real estate transactions, probating estates, and drafting Wills and Powers of Attorney.


Bar Number: 9640
Iowa, 1989


Drake University
Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1988

John Harding

Harding Law Office

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