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Edward E. Cox
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Wapello County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years of 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.
Heather Michelle Simplot
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Wapello County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years of experience
(641) 682-8326 129 W 4th St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Estate Planning, Business, Civil Rights and Elder
Arizona State University, College of Law
Wapello County, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years of experience
(641) 682-7579 111 W 2nd St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Estate Planning, Appeals, Business and Criminal
Wapello County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 46 years of experience
(641) 682-7579 112 N Court St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Wapello County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years of experience
(641) 682-8326 129 W 4th St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Estate Planning, Business, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Wapello County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(641) 682-8326 129 W 4th St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Estate Planning, Collections, Divorce and Family
Drake University Law School
Wapello County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years of 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 of experience
(641) 682-8326 129 W 4th St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Estate Planning, Appeals, Business and Civil Rights
University of Iowa College of Law
Scott D Flynn
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Keokuk County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years of experience
(641) 636-2220 306 E Broadway Ave
Keota, IA 52248
Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate and Tax
University of Iowa
Daniel P Kitchen
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Washington County, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years of 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.
Washington County, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years of experience
(319) 653-2147 112 S Avenue B
Washington, IA 52353
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
Appanoose County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years of experience
(641) 856-2244 303 W State St
Centerville, IA 52544
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Construction
SMU Dedman School of Law
Monroe County, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 50 years of experience
212 Benton Ave W
Albia, IA 52531-1928
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Monroe County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 39 years of experience
(641) 932-7802 13 South Clinton Street
Albia, IA 52531- 2031
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Randal Caldwell
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Jasper County, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years of 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
Shannon D. Simms
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Grundy County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years of experience
(319) 825-6161 106 4th Street
Grundy Center, IA 50638
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....
Lisa A. Allison
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Polk County, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years of experience
(515) 635-5299 4225 Fleur Drive
#145
Des Moines, IA 50321
Estate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Drake University Law School
Brad Biren
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Polk County, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years of experience
(515) 493-4878 699 Walnut St Suite 400
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Health Care
University of Iowa
Brad is the newest addition to Johnston Martineau, joining as senior associate in the fall of 2017. He holds an undergraduate degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and his law degree from the University of Iowa. His broad and varied experience with the law and work in the public sector includes assisting with prosecutions at the US Attorney’s Office in Davenport, project management at the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, and nonprofit management throughout the United States.

While a native of New York City, Brad has grown to love the Midwest, especially the state of Iowa. He met...
Mitchell Taylor
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Des Moines County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 28 years of experience
(319) 752-4537 420 N Roosevelt Avenue
Suite 110
Burlington, IA 52601
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Probate and Real Estate
Drake University Law School
Charles Hendricks
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Polk County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years of 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
Colin L Hendricks
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Polk County, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 2 years of 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...
James Arenson
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Linn County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years of 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.
Christine L. Crilley
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Linn County, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 37 years of 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...
Thomas H. Gelman
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Johnson County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years of experience
(319) 354-1104 321 E Market St
Iowa City, IA 52244
Estate Planning, Business, Health Care and Tax
University of Iowa College of Law
Tom was born and raised in Iowa City. He received his BA degree from Harvard University in 1975 and then returned home to attend the University of Iowa College of Law. After completing law school in 1978, Tom joined the law firm where he has been a partner since 1983. Tom represents individuals, businesses and tax-exempt organizations on a variety of legal matters principally in areas of business and transactional law, including contracts, real estate, business and non-profit entities, estate and gift planning, administration of trusts and estates, healthcare, and charitable foundations. In addition to his legal practice, Tom has...
Joel T. S. Greer
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Marshall County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years of 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
Polk County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 1 year of experience
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...
Michelle Marcove Weiser
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Polk County, IA Estate Planning Attorney
(515) 727-0986 1415 28th Street
Suite 160
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Washington University School of Law
Michelle grew up in Denver, Colorado. Not long after graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder she moved to New York City where she worked at a hedge fund before attending law school. Her law career has taken her to NYC, Denver and Chicago, but as of 2018 she now calls Iowa home. Michelle enjoys the family-centric lifestyle Iowa provides, and appreciates its atmosphere of kindness. She is also enjoying the wonderful biking Iowa provides. In her free time, Michelle likes to practice yoga, cook (mostly organic) and run.

Michelle’s background is in corporate and international taxation and her current...
Samuel Kreamer
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Polk County, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years of 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...
Melvin O. Shaw
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Johnson County, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years of 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...
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 39 years of experience
(515) 243-1914 700 2nd Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Drake University Law School
Gary J. Schmit
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Johnson County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years of experience
(319) 354-1104 321 East Market Street
Iowa CIty, IA 52245
Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of Iowa College of Law
Gary has been working with individuals and families to help with their estate and tax planning for almost thirty years. He has a robust tax practice, preparing both individual and fiduciary returns. With this background, he also advises his clients on their estate planning, bringing his areas of expertise together to draft comprehensive plans that accomplish their goals. Gary also facilitates trust and estate administration, and so further helps families carry out their plans. In his career, Gary has worked with multiple generations, providing guidance and counsel on issues relating to finances, taxes, wealth transfer, and almost everything in between.

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Mark William Schwickerath II
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Polk County, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 3 years of experience
(515) 727-0986 1415 28th St Ste 160
West Des Moines, IA 50266
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.
Matthew Bollman
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Polk County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years of 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...
Dell A. Richard
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Johnson County, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 45 years of experience
(319) 354-9592 845 Quarry Road
Suite 130
Coralville, IA 52241
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of Iowa
Dean D. Carrington
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Johnson County, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years of experience
(319) 354-1104 321 E Market St
Iowa City, IA 52244
Estate Planning and Tax
University of Iowa College of Law
Dean grew up on a grain and livestock farm near Iowa City, passed the Certified Public Accountant exam, and focuses on pre-death estate planning and post-death trust/estate administration. His practice includes (i) establishing revocable (living) trusts to avoid probate and facilitate privacy, (ii) creating wills, trusts and retirement-account beneficiary designations with customized provisions to accomplish family-specific goals, such as delaying inheritances for immature beneficiaries, (iii) implementing powers of attorney for finances and for healthcare/medical directives (living wills), and (iv) administering probate estates and trusts and filing the necessary tax returns.
Tyler Smith
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Polk County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(515) 212-4000 809 8th St. SW, Suite F
Altoona, IA 50009
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Iowa
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...
Ryan Prahm
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Johnson County, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years of experience
(319) 351-2028 425 E. Oakdale Blvd., Suite 201
Coralville, IA 52241
Estate Planning, Business, Health Care and Real Estate
University of Iowa
Alexandria Vandenberg
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Polk County, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 1 year of experience
(515) 964-2000 1610 SW Main Street, Suite 207
Ankeny, IA 50023
Estate Planning, Family, Juvenile and Probate
Drake University Law School
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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.


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