Marion County Estate Planning Lawyers

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Edward E. Cox
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Wapello County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(641) 682-5447 110 E Third Street
P.O. Box 878
Ottumwa, IA 52501
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.
Charles Hendricks
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Polk County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
(515) 222-9900 1454 30th
Suite 202
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Drake University Law School
Randal Caldwell
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Jasper County, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 40 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
Joel T. S. Greer
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Marshall County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 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
Samuel Kreamer
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Polk County, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 38 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...
Lisa A. Allison
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Polk County, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(515) 635-5299 4225 Fleur Drive
#145
Des Moines, IA 50321
Estate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Drake University Law School
Chad W. Eichorn
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Polk County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer
(515) 727-0986 1415 28th Street
Suite 160
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Drake University Law School
Chad grew up in Ames, Iowa. Prior to his career as an attorney, Chad was a minister for 10 years in local churches and denominational administration. Chad lives in West Des Moines with his wife, Sarah, and two boys, Walker and Max. Chad’s practice focuses on elder law, estate planning, and non-profit/charitable organizations. He is a licensed mediator for elder law matters. He has provided quality representation to a spectrum of clients including individuals, families, charities, municipalities and professional sports teams. Along with his work as an attorney, Chad routinely speaks at churches and other charitable organizations across the country...
Colin L Hendricks
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Polk County, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 1 year experience
(515) 242-2425 666 Grande Ave
Suite 2000
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Agricultural, Business and Tax
University of Iowa College of Law
My practice primarily deals with estate planning, tax, and corporate formation/governance, though my law firm can help with almost any business need you may have.

I typically deal with individuals, families, and small business owners to (a) protect and arrange themselves during life, (b) provide guidance to loved ones upon their passing, especially for minor children, and (c) transition businesses and wealth from one generation to the next in an organized and tax-efficient manner.

Originally from Fort Dodge, Iowa (north central Iowa), my practice takes me all across the state of Iowa. I'm proud that my family has been providing...
Alexandria Vandenberg
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Polk County, IA Estate Planning Attorney
(515) 964-2000 1610 SW Main Street, Suite 207
Ankeny, IA 50023
Estate Planning, Family, Juvenile and Probate
Drake University Law School
Emily Eisenlauer
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Polk County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 1 year experience
(515) 727-0986 1415 28th Street
Suite 160
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Drake University
Emily was born and raised in the Des Moines area. She graduated from Drake University Law School in 2018 with High Honors, where she was a Junior Member of the Drake Law Review and Treasurer of the Moot Court Board. Emily found her love for Estate Planning and Elder Law while assisting low-income seniors with legal matters at the Drake Legal Clinic. She practices out of the West Des Moines office of Pearson Bollman Law and focuses on estate planning, elder law, and probate/trust administration. Outside of the office, Emily enjoys spending time with her dog, Ruth, biking the local...
Scott D Flynn
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Keokuk County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 19 years experience
(641) 636-2220 306 E Broadway Ave
Keota, IA 52248
Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate and Tax
University of Iowa
David Hellstern
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Polk County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 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
Tyler Smith
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Polk County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(515) 212-4000 809 8th St. SW, Suite F
Altoona, IA 50009
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Iowa
Thad Murphy
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Polk County, IA Estate Planning Attorney
(515) 727-0986 1415 28th Street Ste 160
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Social Security Disability
University of Iowa School of Law
A northeast Iowa native, Thad grew up on a small farm on the outskirts of West Union, Iowa. After graduating from the University of Iowa College of law, he practiced for three years in Davenport, Iowa and has practiced since 2003 in Dubuque, Iowa. He has also maintained an office in Davenport since 2007. Currently practicing out of the Pioneer Law branch in Dubuque, Thad focuses on estate planning, elder law, Social Security disability and veterans disability. When not spending time with his wife and two daughters, Thad enjoys speaking with other attorneys and professional groups. In the past Thad...
Todd Elverson
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Polk County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience
(515) 243-1914 700 2nd Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Drake University Law School
Troy Skinner
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Polk County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(515) 327-1222 4000 Westown Pkwy
West des Moines, IA 50266
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Matthew Bollman
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Polk County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(515) 727-0986 1415 28th Street
Suite 160
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Estate Planning and Elder
University of Denver
ABOUT US Pearson Bollman Law (http://www.pearsonbollmanlaw.com) routinely counsels families in the areas of estate planning, wills, trusts, probate/trust administration, elder law/Medicaid planning, and VA pension eligibility. Attorney Matthew Bollman Matt grew up in northeast Iowa. Upon graduating from the University of Denver, College of Law in 2000, he moved to Seattle, Washington and then to Phoenix, Arizona. Matt and his family moved back to Ankeny in 2008 to return to the family environment Iowa provides. Matt joined Phyllis Pearson in her practice January 1, 2011. In 2010, Matt became a VA Accredited Attorney. Matt's practice focuses on estate planning, probate/trust administration and elder law. He...
Seth J. Harrington
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Polk County, IA Estate Planning Attorney
(515) 975-3447 2961 100th Street
Ste. 9
Urbandale, IA 50322
Estate Planning, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
Law school doesn’t just teach you about the law. It also teaches you to never give up. While it was probably the hardest thing I ever did, the lessons I learned there are why I can stand up for clients at some of the hardest times of their lives. I graduated from Drake Law School in 2004 and have ten years of experience in the courts of Iowa standing up for people’s rights, whether as a private attorney, a prosecutor or a child protection attorney.
Donald Young
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Polk County, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 45 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
Jonathan Kramer
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Polk County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years experience
(515) 288-6041 699 Walnut Street
Suite 2000
Des Moines, IA 50309
Estate Planning, Antitrust, Business and Tax
James Meade
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Polk County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 50 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
Jody Sours
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Polk County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer
(515) 327-1000 1601 22nd Street, Suite 300
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Estate Planning
Polk County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(515) 727-0900 6600 Westown Pkwy
West des Moines, IA 50266
Estate Planning, Business and Collections
Polk County, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years experience
(515) 287-1454 1217 Army Post Rd
Des Moines, IA 50315
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Polk County, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(515) 964-1825 408 SW 3rd St
Ankeny, IA 50023
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Tax
Penn State, The Dickinson School of Law
Polk County, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(515) 277-7136 415 42nd St
Des Moines, IA 50312
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Polk County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(515) 243-4148 2700 Westown Pkwy
West des Moines, IA 50266
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
University of Iowa College of Law
Polk County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 57 years experience
(515) 288-5000 604 Locust St
Des Moines, IA 50309
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Business and Elder
Jasper County, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(641) 792-3595 208 N 2nd Ave W
Newton, IA 50208
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Drake University Law School
Polk County, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(515) 327-1222 4000 Westown Pkwy
West des Moines, IA 50266
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Polk County, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 43 years experience
(515) 225-9000 4401 Westown Parkway, Neptune Bld. #302
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Collections
Mary, Marshall Wythe Law School
Wapello County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years experience
(641) 682-8326 129 W 4th St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Estate Planning, Collections, Divorce and Family
Drake University Law School
Polk County, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years experience
(515) 243-4148 2700 Westown Pkwy
West des Moines, IA 50266
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
University of Iowa College of Law
Polk County, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 33 years experience
(515) 288-0145 699 Walnut St Ste 1700
Des Moines, IA 50309
Estate Planning
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Polk County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience
(515) 274-6210 650 42nd St
Des Moines, IA 50312
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Criminal
Drake University Law School )
Polk County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(515) 327-1222 4000 Westown Pkwy
West des Moines, IA 50266
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Wapello County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience
(641) 682-8326 129 W 4th St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Drake University School of Law
Wapello County, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(641) 682-7579 111 W 2nd St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Estate Planning, Appeals, Business and Criminal
Polk County, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 52 years experience
(515) 327-1000 1601 22nd St
West des Moines, IA 50266
Estate Planning
Drake University Law School
Polk County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(515) 727-0900 6600 Westown Pkwy
West des Moines, IA 50266
Estate Planning, Business and Collections
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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.