Iowa Estate Planning Lawyers

Joseph Creen
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Davenport, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 43 years experience
(563) 344-4900 5505 Victoria Ave
Davenport, IA 52807
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Personal Injury
Drake University Law School and University of Notre Dame
Joseph C. Creen has over 35 years experience in the practice of law, litigating cases in Iowa and Illinois state and federal courts and advising clients with personal, business and employment matters, real estate matters, individuals and families for estate planning needs and probate. Mr Creen has a varied and extensive trial practice experience, including personal injury, brain injury, product liability, wrongful death, slip and fall, auto cases, catastrophic injury, as well as contract and construction disputes, estate & probate matters, such as Will contest and undue influence, consumer protection, such as wrongful foreclosure or collections, ...
Lisa A. Allison
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Des Moines, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 5 years experience
(515) 635-5299 4225 Fleur Drive
#145
Des Moines, IA 50321
Estate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Drake University Law School
Christine L. Crilley
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Hiawatha, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 35 years experience
(319) 363-5606 320 Miller Road
Hiawatha, IA 52233
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Probate
University of Iowa
CHRISTINE L. CRILLEY is a General Practice Attorney and Collaborative Lawyer with over thirty years of experience in a variety of legal areas such as family law, adoptions, business law, litigation, construction law, probate and wills.

In Addition to her law practice Ms. Crilley is also an accomplished Mediator and Arbitrator as well as a nationally approved Mediation Trainer. She offers basic Mediation training and advance Mediation training as well as Collaborative Law Training, and Parent Coordinator Training. Christine is also a Parenting Coordinator and Parent Coach.

After earning her B.A. degree at the University of Northern Iowa in 1979, Christine...
Edward E. Cox
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Centerville, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(641) 856-3251 105 W Van Buren
P.O. Box 518
Centerville, IA 52544
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Probate and Real Estate
Drake University
Ed Cox practices in agricultural law, estate planning, and real estate and handles general practices matters. Prior to private practice Ed worked as staff attorney at the Drake University Agricultural Law Center. He has written several publications on agricultural law issues and has given numerous presentations on the topic across the country. Ed is licensed to practice law in Iowa and Missouri.
(641) 682-5447 110 E Third Street
P.O. Box 878
Ottumwa, IA 52501
David M. Pillers
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De Witt, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(563) 659-2548 615 10th St
De Witt, IA 52742
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Insurance Claims
Valparaiso University School of Law
DAVID PILLERS is a partner in the law firm of Pillers and Richmond. He received his major in Economics and minor in Business from Valparaiso University, graduating in 1992, and received his law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law, graduating in 1998. Mr. Pillers maintains a general practice but concentrates his practice in the areas of Civil Litigation, Collective Bargaining, Business and Corporate Law, Municipal Law, Real Estate and Estate Planning. He is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association (Member of the Probate and Real Estate Section), Illinois State Bar Association, American Bar Association (Section Member: Motor...
Eric Checketts
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Malvern, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 2 years experience
(402) 913-0119 58890 288th Street
Malvern, IA 51551
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
University of Iowa
My practice is centered on a philosophy of personalized service. Calls returned, emails answered, and constant awareness of your legal matter's status are just a few of the ways that I strive to make your experience superlative.
James Arenson
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Cedar Rapids, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(319) 363-8199 425 2nd St SE #900
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Criminal
University of Iowa
At Arenson Law Group, PC, you will find forward-thinking, progressive, and open attorneys who work hard with your best interests in mind. At our law firm you will find modern art, sleek brushed aluminum, and lots of light, unlike the traditional law office. Arenson Law Group, PC attorneys handle cases throughout Iowa and focus on practices such as: Business Law, Corporate Law, Family Law, Criminal Law, and Bankruptcy.
Mitchell Taylor
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Burlington, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
(319) 752-4537 420 N Roosevelt Avenue
Suite 110
Burlington, IA 52601
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Probate and Real Estate
Drake University Law School
Lindsey R Buchheit
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Sergeant Bluff, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(712) 823-1024 633 1st Street, Suite A
PO Box 533
Sergeant Bluff, IA 51054
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Prior to founding Buchheit Law (June, 2013), Lindsey worked as an attorney for two Sioux City law firms from 2007-2013. Lindsey is the President of the Siouxland Estate Planning Council, Secretary of the Sergeant Bluff Community Development Corporation; Secretary of the Center For Siouxland; and a board member of the Iowa Small Business Development Centers. Lindsey is a Martindale Hubbell BV Distinguished attorney and is licensed in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Lindsey's practice includes but is not limited to estate planning and probate; family law; business and creditor law.
Ethan J. Huizenga
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Orange City, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(712) 737-3885 209 First Street NE
P.O. Box 123
Orange City, IA 51041
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Saint Louis University and Dordt College
Melvin O. Shaw
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Coralville, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience

Melvin O. Shaw is a solo, general practicing attorney at The Law Office of Melvin O. Shaw, P.LC., located in Coralville, Iowa. His general practice areas include real estate, estate planning and probate,... Read More »
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E. David Wright
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Dubuque, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
(855) 244-6433 770 Main St
Dubuque, IA 52001
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Insurance Defense, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Iowa
Randal Caldwell
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Newton, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(641) 792-4160 211 1st Ave W
Newton, IA 50208
Estate Planning, Elder, Municipal and Probate
University of Iowa
Experience Counselor with more than 30 years experience advising clients in stressful and difficult circumstances
Brett P. Hall
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Sioux City, IA Estate Planning Attorney
(712) 226-4255 505 5th Street
Suite 314
Sioux City, IA 51101
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
University of South Dakota School of Law
Brett P. Hall is an attorney licensed to practice in Iowa, Nebraska, and the United States District Court, Northern District of Iowa. Mr. Hall is a member of the American Bar Association, the Iowa State Bar Association, the Nebraska State Bar Association, and the Woodbury County Bar Association. He is a graduate of the University of South Dakota, School of Law. Brett lives in Sioux City with his wife and four children. He is active within the community and enjoys participating in local fundraising events, and volunteering with local nonprofit organizations.
Joel T. S. Greer
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Marshalltown, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
(641) 752-5467 112 W Church St
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
University of Iowa College of Law
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (top 1%) Past President, Iowa State Bar Association Past President, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers (250) Past V.P., Iowa Association for Justice (f.k.a. Iowa Trial Lawyers) Founding Board of Directors, American Academy of ADR Attorneys Past Chair, Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission Past Member, Iowa Supreme Court Nominating Commission Top Great Plains SuperLawyers (top 5%) Board of Directors, Iowa Defense Counsel Association Board of Directors, Iowa Law School Foundation AVVO rating 10/10
Meagan K. Box
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Bettendorf, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(309) 734-1001 2550 Middle Rd
#300
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal and DUI
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Samuel Kreamer
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West Des Moines, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 37 years experience
(515) 727-0900 7155 Lake Dr Ste 200
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
Sam practices primarily in Estate Planning (including wills and trusts), probate law, succession planning and business law. In addition to being a lawyer, he is also a certified public accountant. Sam received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration-Accounting from the University of Southern California (U.S.C.) in 1978, and his Juris Doctorate at Drake University in 1981. Sam is licensed to practice law in all courts within Iowa, as well as the following Federal Courts: Northern and Southern District of Iowa, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Tax Court. Sam is a member of the...
Daniel P Fischer
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Harlan, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(712) 755-2111 502 Market Street
PO Box 726
Harlan, IA 51537
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
University of Iowa
Daniel is committed to competent advising, responsive communication, and value-based service for clients. With a background and continued involvement in his family's farm, Daniel P. Fischer understands the legal needs and planning techniques best suited for individuals, farms, and businesses in southwest Iowa. Daniel studied Agricultural Business and Economics at Iowa State University, where he graduated summa cum laude and served as the Student Body President. At the University of Iowa, Daniel earned his Juris Doctor, with distinction, and was published in the Iowa Law Review for his note on the taxation of agricultural bankruptcies. Following law school,...
Shannon D. Simms
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Waterloo, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(319) 291-6161 3112 Brockway Road
P.O. Box 1020
Waterloo, IA 50704
Estate Planning, Business, Family and Probate
Drake University Law School
I am a licensed Attorney, certified Mediator and certified Collaborative Law Attorney in the State of Iowa and am passionate about providing quality client service through competency, communication and compassion. I am a part of the general practice firm, Nelson Law Firm, PLLC, where I provide legal services at our main office in Waterloo, Iowa and branch office in Grundy Center, Iowa. My practice areas include but are not limited to, business law, real estate, mediation, family law, including collaborative family law, creditors' rights law (including subrogation, collections and foreclosure), estate planning, probate, guardian/conservator law, and guardian ad litem services....
(319) 825-6161 106 4th Street
Grundy Center, IA 50638
Melvin O. Shaw
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Coralville, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(319) 337-7429 1303 5th Street
Suite 104B
Coralville, IA 52241
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of Iowa
Melvin O. Shaw is a solo, general practicing attorney at The Law Office of Melvin O. Shaw, P.LC., located in Coralville, Iowa. His general practice areas include real estate, estate planning and probate, and business law. Melvin graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2004. Melvin earned an M.A. from the University of Iowa in 1997 and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Melvin is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association (Probate, Real Estate, Business Law, and Family Law committees). He...
Ethan Epley
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Denver, IA Estate Planning Lawyer
(319) 984-5479 171 E. Main St.
PO Box 50
Denver, IA 50622
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Bankruptcy and Tax
Drake University
Attorney Epley received his J.D. from Drake Law School in Des Moines in 2009. While at Drake Law School, Ethan was a member and officer in the Agricultural Law Association and an Editor for the Agricultural Law Journal. Ethan earned his undergraduate Bachelor of Science Degree from Iowa State University in 2002 with a major in Agricultural Studies and a minor in Agronomy. While at Law School in Des Moines Ethan worked for the Beginning Farmers Center located in Urbandale Iowa. While working for the Center Ethan participated in a research project regarding the...
(319) 984-5479 171 E. Main St.
PO Box 50
Denver, IA 50622
Donald Young
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West Des Moines, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 43 years experience
(515) 440-2175 Century II Bldg., Suite 160
1415 28 Street
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Estate Planning, Elder and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Todd Elverson
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Des Moines, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 years experience
(515) 243-1914 700 2nd Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Drake University Law School
Patrick Dillon
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Sumner, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(563) 578-1850 209 E 1st Street
Sumner, IA 50674
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Bankruptcy and Business
Drake University Law School
Mark William Schwickerath II
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Dubuque, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 1 year experience
(563) 265-6971 1635 Associates Drive
Suite 103
Dubuque, IA 52002
Estate Planning and Elder
Drake University
William was born and raised in Northeast Iowa in the town of New Hampton. He has followed both his father’s and his brother’s lead, receiving a degree in both accounting and law. While in law school he participated in many groups and was fortunate enough to be the Treasurer of the Student Bar Association and the Managing Editor of the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law.

William practices out of the Marion office of Pearson Bollman Law. His practice focuses on estate planning, elder law, probate/trust administration, and taxation.
(563) 355-8345 2414 18th Street
Bettendorf, IA 52722
(319) 531-7992 309 7th Avenue
Suite 200
Marion, IA 52302
(515) 727-0986 1415 28th St Ste 160
West Des Moines, IA 50266
John Werden
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Carroll, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years experience
(712) 792-9752 815 N Main St
Carroll, IA 51401
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
Drake University Law School
Mark Alan Newman
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Forest City, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(641) 585-5043 PO Box 408
36131 HWY 69 N
Forest City, IA 50436
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Drake University Law School
Mark was born on a farm in Wright County, Iowa and currently raises cattle and grapes, he owns a local winery called 99 Bottles Winery near Garner, Iowa.

Mark raised his family in rural Iowa and loves the country. Mark was an Auctioneer for many years and still sells farmland at Auction when his clients want him to do that.

Mark sold over 30 Million Dollars worth of Farm Land in the recent years in North Central Iowa and Southern Minnesota.

Contact Newman Thompson & Gray, for all of your legal needs!
David Hellstern
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West Des Moines, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(515) 244-3500 6601 Westown Parkway, Suite 200
West Des Moines, IA 50266-7733
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Probate
Drake University Law School
J. Scott Edwards
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West Liberty, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 3 years experience
(319) 627-2713 103 E Third St
West Liberty, IA 52776
Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Iowa
Scott D Flynn
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Keota, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years experience
(641) 636-2220 306 E Broadway Ave
Keota, IA 52248
Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate and Tax
University of Iowa
Scott Flynn
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Iowa City, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years experience
(319) 337-3167 119 Wright St
Iowa City, IA 52240
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Business and Tax
Daniel P Kitchen
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Washington, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(319) 653-5297 217 West Main Street
Washington, IA 52353
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
University of Iowa
Daniel P. Kitchen, J.D., practices law in Southeast Iowa from his office in Washington, Iowa. Mr. Kitchen's general practice is focused on providing professional legal services suiting individual and small business needs, including, but not limited to, family and divorce law, debtor and creditor bankruptcy, contracts, real estate, wills, and estate planning. Mr. Kitchen is licensed to practice before the State courts for Iowa and Illinois, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Iowa and the Central District of Illinois.
Ryan Prahm
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Coralville, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(319) 351-2028 425 E. Oakdale Blvd., Suite 201
Coralville, IA 52241
Estate Planning, Business, Health Care and Real Estate
University of Iowa
James T. Peters
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Independence, IA Estate Planning Attorney
(319) 334-9992 309 1st Street East
Independence, IA 50644
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Family and Workers' Comp
University of Iowa
James Meade
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West Des Moines, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 48 years experience
(515) 868-0163 1200 Valley West Drive, Suite 206-02
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
Harvard Law School
Steven Kohl
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Sioux City, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 35 years experience
(712) 258-0101 520 Pierce Street, Suite 383
P.O. Box 1825
Sioux City, IA 51102-1825
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
University of Iowa
Dell A. Richard
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Coralville, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 43 years experience
(319) 354-9592 845 Quarry Road
Suite 130
Coralville, IA 52241
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of Iowa
Ronald F. Eich
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Carroll, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 48 years experience
(712) 792-3424 815 N Main St
Carroll, IA 51401
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Insurance Claims and Landlord Tenant
Creighton University School of Law
Patrick Ritter
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West Union, IA Estate Planning Attorney
(563) 422-4125 101 N Vine St
West Union, IA 52175
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
University of Iowa
Theodore Karpuk
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Sioux City, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 37 years experience
(712) 224-2930 507 7th St
Sioux City, IA 51101
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of Iowa, College of Law
Kristy Arzberger
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Mason City, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience
(641) 424-3131 1531 S Monroe Ave
Mason City, IA 50401
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Drake University Law School
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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.