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Fort Dodge, IA

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Alyssa Kenville, Attorney and Counselor at Law

Alyssa grew up in Carroll, Iowa where she graduated from Carroll Kuemper High School.  She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Northern Iowa in 1997 and received her Juris Doctorate from Drake Law School in 2000.

After being admitted to practice in Iowa, Alyssa began her legal career at Iowa Legal Aid in Des Moines.  At Legal Aid, she handled hundreds of divorce and child custody cases.  Many of these cases involved allegations of domestic abuse or complex child custody issues.  After almost two years practicing family law at Iowa Legal Aid, Alyssa went into private practice with the Marberry Law Office in Des Moines, Iowa.  In private practice Alyssa continued to represent men and women in all types of family law cases including divorce, child custody, and adoptions.  

Alyssa and Charles Kenville have been members of the bar for over 16 years. Learn more about their background! Get in touch with us today!

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After working in private practice, Alyssa accepted a position as an Assistant Warren County Attorney in Indianola, Iowa.  As a criminal prosecutor, Alyssa handled many kinds of criminal cases and also represented the State of Iowa in Child in Need of Assistance and Termination of Parental Rights cases.  After relocating to Fort Dodge, Iowa, Alyssa opened her own solo practice in order to provide legal representation to the communities of Fort Dodge, Webster City, Humboldt, Rockwell City, Algona, Sac City. She is available to take cases anywhere in North Central Iowa.

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Charles Kenville, Attorney and Counselor at Law

Charles Kenville was born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota. He graduated from Fargo South High School and attended North Dakota State University in Fargo where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology in 1995.  He received his Juris Doctorate from Drake Law School in 1999.  

After being admitted to practice in Iowa, Charles started his career with the Polk County Attorney’s Office in Des Moines as an Assistant County Attorney.  As a prosecutor Charles tried several felony jury trials.  Charles went into private practice after serving as a prosecutor and defended people charged with every level of criminal offense from traffic tickets to 1st degree murder.  He also handled state and federal criminal appeals and state post-conviction proceedings.  In 2010 Charles was offered the opportunity to be the lead attorney and supervisor of the Fort Dodge Office of the State Public Defender.  As supervisor he handled the management of the office and took responsibility for the most serious cases the office defended.  His time at the public defender’s office included being the lead attorney on six different murder cases and co-counsel on two others.  Throughout his time as a prosecutor, private attorney, and public defender, Charles has had over 30 criminal jury trials.  He is available to assist you with legal representation in any criminal law matters.


I approach criminal law cases the following way:


I am thoughtful in my advice to clients.  Because I have both prosecuted and defended hundreds of criminal cases I think I have a good idea of the most likely outcomes under the specific facts and circumstances of each case.  I also know that cases evolve and change as more investigation is done and more information is uncovered (believe it or not the police sometimes miss some pretty important things!).  I try to give you an honest opinion of the case as it exists at any point in the process.


I know that the outcome of criminal cases can have life long consequences to my clients and I take that responsibility seriously.


I am not afraid to represent the unpopular view, chart new ground, or argue against the current state of the law.  Wayne Gretzky was right when he said “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”.  


I will do my best to explain the complicated, often confusing rules that surround criminal law and trials of criminal cases.  I have been doing this for over 16 years and I understand that many times this is the first time my clients have ever been charged with a criminal offense.

Experienced Iowa Attorneys Practicing Primarily in Family and Criminal Law

The decision of who you choose to represent you in your divorce, child custody, criminal case, or appeal is an important one.  You can trust the Kenville Law Firm, P.C. to represent you. We believe every client deserves to have an attorney that listens and understands your goals.

I work in the following way to make sure your divorce, child custody, or child support case is resolved:

  • I will provide aggressive representation without escalating the conflict.

  • I will be creative and solution-oriented, but I will go to court and fight when needed.

  • I will use all available means to resolve your case, whether it is litigating a case to trial, using pretrial mediation, or using the principles of collaborative divorce.

  • Whatever approach I take, I will advance your case and work as hard as I can to get you the desired result. I will keep you informed as to the progress of your case.

  • I will return your calls and answer your questions as soon as I possibly can.

Charles Kenville