Joel Waters


Joel Waters is from Des Moines, IA where he spent his formative years involved in athletics. He then studied at the University of Iowa, earning his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Minor in History in 2016.

Joel earned his law degree from Drake University Law School in 2019 and spent his time in school studying a wide array of legal subjects. During law school, he was a research assistant for a Professor Emeritus of Law at Drake involved with the NAACP’s Legal Redress Committee. The volunteer work he did earned him a Public Service Certificate with his law degree. Joel was also an editorial staff member of the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law. Additionally, he interned at Cartwright, Druker, and Ryden Law Offices in Marshalltown before joining Kaplan and Frese in 2020.

Joel was admitted to practice in Iowa in 2019. With the educational background and the practical experience he has, Joel can help you with a variety of legal needs.