Contact Details

133 West Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA 51503



712-328-1833

mstoakes@smithpeterson.com

"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts."-John Wooden

MaKenna J. Stoakes

Associate | Attorney at Law

Family Background
I am happily married to my husband, Evan. We have two dogs named Parker and Murphy.

Personal Hobbies and Interests
I enjoy most any outdoor activity, especially hiking. During the fall, I am a devoted Husker football fan.

Why did you choose the profession of lawyer?
Being a lawyer means that I have the opportunity to tell my clients’ stories while helping them solve their legal issues. I also appreciate that each case provides some new topic to learn.

What is the one thing you cannot live without?
Peanut Butter

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association

 

Published Works

Confidential Close-Ups: The Tenth Circuit in World Publishing Co. v. United States Department of Justice Properly Decided Federal Booking Photographs Contain Privacy Interests Under the Freedom of Information Act, 47 Creighton L. Rev. 501 (2014).

Joined Firm

2018

Bar Admissions

Iowa, 2015
Nebraska, 2016
United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, 2016

Education

Creighton University School of Law
Omaha, Nebraska
J.D.-2015
Creighton Law Review, Lead Articles Editor

Simpson College
Indianola, Iowa
B.A.-2012

Honors & Awards

Honorable Lyle E. Strom Scholar in Trial Advocacy