Christopher F. O'Donohoe

Elwood, O'Donohoe, Braun & White, LLP

Charles City, Iowa 50616


Commercial, Contract, Family Law, Real Estate

Received his BA in 1972 from Carleton College. He received his JD in 1975 from Columbia University in New York. He was a member of the YLS: Juvenile Law Section 1975-1980, Chairman 1978-1980. Family Law Committee, 1978-1987, Chairman 1983-1984 . He was also on the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Uniform Child Support Guidelines, 1986-1988. He is a member of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, Iowa Defense Counsel, the Iowa State Bar Association (Family Law Committee), and the Chickasaw county Bar Association. His practice focuses on probate, commercial litigation, complex business and financial planning, real estate, tax and agricultural law.

The Elwood Law Firm of Cresco, IA had its roots in Elma, IA, where Lee and Reed Elwood began the practice of law in 1907. Lee Elwood then opened an office in Cresco, IA with Dale Elwood in 1922. Henry L. Elwood joined his father Dale in the practice in Cresco in 1959. The firm eventually came to be known as Elwood & Elwood.

The O'Donohoe Law Firm of New Hampton, IA was founded by James O'Donohoe in 1948. He joined practice with James O’Connor of New Hampton. The firm eventually came to be known as O'Donohoe, O'Connor, O'Donohoe & Stochl.

In 1993, Elwood & Elwood and O'Donohoe, O'Connor, O'Donohoe & Stochl merged to form the firm now known as Elwood, O’Donohoe, Braun & White, LLP. In 2004 the firm merged with the Antes Law Firm in West Union, IA, a long-established West Union law firm. The firm now maintains full-service offices in Cresco, New Hampton, Charles City and West Union and provides a full array of legal services to clientele throughout Iowa and southern Minnesota. 

The firm presently has six partners and two associate attorneys. Partners of the firm are Henry L. Elwood, Christopher F. (Kit) O'Donohoe, Judith M. O'Donohoe, Joseph P. Braun, Jeremiah White and Becky E. Wilson. In addition, the firm has a legal support staff of 13 legal secretaries/assistants and support personnel. The firm has a Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV (the highest rating given to lawyers) and is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, a distinction limited to only the most distinguished law practices.
101 North Locust Avenue
PO Box 310
New Hampton, IA 50659

P: 641-394-5943
F: 641-394-5945
E: [email protected]