Krystal Mikkilineni

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Krystal Mikkilineni

Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, P.C. , Des Moines, IA

“[Krystal] digs into the law with a deep understanding not only of her client’s needs, but also the motivations and needs of the constituents in the case.”

KRYSTAL is a shareholder at Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, P.C., where she counsels clients and collaborates with colleagues on complex commercial reorganizations and restructurings, including in-court and out-of-court workouts. She conducts research and drafts pleadings for various types of cases, including but not limited to individual and business chapter 11 and 12 bankruptcies, individual and business chapter 7 bankruptcies, chapter 13 bankruptcies, foreclosures and collections. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, she clerked for Hon. Anita L. Shodeen, Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Iowa Bankruptcy Court. She moved to Seattle in 2019, where she clerked for Hon. Brian D. Lynch in the Tacoma division of the Western District of Washington Bankruptcy Court. She then moved back to Des Moines and re-joined the Bradshaw Law Firm in 2020, focusing again on bankruptcy and reorganization issues.

Krystal participated as one of 40 attorneys in the 2019 NextGen Program of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges in Washington, D.C. She also regularly speaks at conferences and seminars on various bankruptcy topics, and is involved in many bankruptcy professional organizations, including ABI, the Midwest Network of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) (for which she serves as vice-chair and treasurer), the Iowa Chapter of the Federal Bar Association as a board member, the Iowa State Bar Association as a bankruptcy section council member, and the Turnaround Management Association’s Chicago/Midwest Chapter, for which she will serve as a co-chair of its Network of Women (NOW) committee in 2022. In addition, she was a board member of the Lupus Foundation of America’s Iowa Chapter and a member of the Walk to End Lupus Committee from 2016-2020. She also is involved in the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, a highly competitive and sought-after professional organization.

One of Krystal’s passions is encouraging and empowering women and young girls in achieving academic and career success, especially in male-dominated fields. She is known as a mentor of women lawyers and bankruptcy clerks in Iowa. In addition, she is actively involved in and a board member of the Chrysalis Foundation, which helps equip and inspire young women in some of Iowa’s toughest neighborhoods.


  • J.D. With Honors, Business Law Certificate, Drake University Law School
  • B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Public Relations, University of Northern Iowa