Karla C. Steele            
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  • San Diego State University (B.A., Cum Laude with Distinction, 1997); Phi Beta Kappa, 1997; Golden Key National Honor Society, 1997.
  • University of Iowa (J.D., 2002; M.B.A., 2002).
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois, 2002
  • Iowa, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2009
  • Previously listed in Leading Lawyers Network (Employment Law: Management; Immigration Law: Employment)
Professional Affiliations
  • Member, Rock Island County Bar Association
  • Member, Scott County Bar Association
  • Member, DuPage County Bar Association 
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, Iowa State Bar Association
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Community Service
  • Member, Skip-A-Long Family and Community Services Board of Directors (2018-Present)
  • Member, Trinity Regional Health System Board of Trustees; Member, Trinity (UnityPoint) Medical Center Board of Trustees (2009-2018)
  • Member, Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences Board of Directors (2014-Present)
  • Member, The Women's Connection Board of Directors (2007-2012)
  • Member, Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois Board of Directors (2010-2014)
  • Member, Quad City Health Initiative Board of Directors (2011-2018)
  • Member, Western Illinois University Foundation Quad Cities Leadership Committee
  • Member, Moline Rotary Club
  • Member, Moline Public Schools Foundation (2003-2012)
  • Member, Casa Guanajuato Quad Cities (2006-2009)
Contributing Author/ Presentation Topics
  • What Duties Are Owed By Directors To A Not-For-Profit Organization? Quad City Times Business Journal, February 2011
  • Tax-Deferred Exchanges Under IRC ┬ž 1031
  • Form I-9 Compliance and Training
  • Immigration Law Compliance for Employers
  • Workplace Harassment Training and Investigations
  • Complying With the FOIA Laws And Open Meetings Act For Municipal Bodies
  • Spanish (fluent)
  • German (conversational) 
Practice Areas
Engaged in the general practice of law, including but not limited to the following areas: