Iowa Family Lawyers

Eric David Puryear
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Davenport, IA Family Law Lawyer

My name is Eric D. Puryear, and I am an Attorney at Law who is licensed in the states of Iowa and Illinois. My law firm, Puryear Law P.C., is comprised of myself, my associate attorneys, and our... Read More »
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Amanda Brandy Van Wyhe
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Sioux City, IA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(712) 212-9101 1720 Summit Street
Sioux City, IA 51105
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Juvenile
University of South Dakota School of Law
While in law school, Mrs. Van Wyhe was an active member of the South Dakota Law Review and volunteered as a C.A.S.A. (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for abused and neglected children involved in juvenile court. Following law school and prior to starting in private practice, Amanda was a law clerk for the Second Judicial Circuit Court in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Amanda entered private practice in 2006 at the Vriezelaar law firm as an associate and became a partner in 2011. In 2009, Mrs. Van Wyhe was officially recognized and commended by the Iowa Supreme Court for contributing more...
Jesse Michael Marzen
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West Des Moines, IA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(515) 259-7776 5550 Wild Rose Lane
Suite 400
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Family, Collections, Divorce and Tax
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota School of Law
We do the heavy lifting so our clients don't have to in Family Law, Commercial Collections, and Tax Law cases.
James Arenson
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Cedar Rapids, IA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(319) 363-8199 425 2nd St SE #900
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
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.
Lindsey R Buchheit
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Sergeant Bluff, IA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(712) 823-1024 633 1st Street, Suite A
PO Box 533
Sergeant Bluff, IA 51054
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning 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.
Gilbert Caldwell
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Newton, IA Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(641) 792-4160 211 1st Ave W
Newton, IA 50208
Family, Business, Divorce and Insurance Claims
University of Tulsa
Counselor and Litigator with more than 30 years experience representing clients in stressful and difficult situations.
Lisa A. Allison
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Des Moines, IA Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(515) 635-5299 4225 Fleur Drive
#145
Des Moines, IA 50321
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Drake University Law School
Edward E. Cox
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Centerville, IA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(641) 856-3251 105 W Van Buren
P.O. Box 518
Centerville, IA 52544
Family, Agricultural, Divorce and Estate Planning
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.
Erik Steven Fisk
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Des Moines, IA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(515) 288-6041 317 6th Avenue
Suite 1200
Des Moines, IA 50309
Family, Business and Employment
Drake University Law School
As a member at Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C., Erik has experience primarily in business and employment law, business litigation, construction, debtor/creditor, employment, and family law issues. Erik helps individuals and companies manage the practical side of risk — from the world of organization, compliance, contracting, personnel, and policymaking through litigation in both state and federal court. Erik is also a certified SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources), with the experience and skill to evaluate the implications of decisions that disputes, problem employees, training issues, or a letter from OSHA force on his clients. In addition to teaching at the...
Gretchen Anne Cooper
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Sioux City, IA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(712) 234-3003 600 Fourth Street
Suite 318
Sioux City, IA 51101
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and DUI
University of South Dakota School of Law
An experienced trial attorney with over 13 years of caring for and fighting for her clients. Licensed in all three states of the Siouxland area-Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Past supervisor at a large firm which included a team of DUI/OWI caseload attorneys. Extensive training in trials, including forensic studies. A true advocate for those navigating through the legal system.
Ryan Edward Weese
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West Des Moines, IA Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(515) 223-4567 5015 Grand Ridge Drive
Suite 100
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Family, Divorce, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Drake University Law School
I have been in practice for over fourteen years and have learned that hard work for my clients always pays off. Family law, personal injury and medical malpractice are difficult areas of the law that create even more difficult situations for my clients. Going through a divorce, being the victim of an injury or malpractice or fighting for custody of children are tough for clients. I want my clients to know that I take their case seriously and will work as hard as possible to get them a positive result.
Christine L. Crilley
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Hiawatha, IA Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(319) 363-5606 320 Miller Road
Hiawatha, IA 52233
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Estate Planning
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...
Brett P. Hall
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Sioux City, IA Family Law Attorney
(712) 226-4255 505 5th Street
Suite 314
Sioux City, IA 51101
Free ConsultationFamily, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
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.
Ms. Nina M Forcier
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Waterloo, IA Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(319) 234-1371 405 Jefferson Street
Suite B
Waterloo, IA 50701
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Drake University Law School
Nina grew up in Waterloo, Iowa, attended the University of Northern Iowa and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Nina later attended Drake University Law School where she gained practical experience interning for Iowa Legal Aid and as a student attorney/mediator at the Drake Legal Clinic. At the Drake Mediation Clinic Nina served as a mediator for divorce, child custody and small claims cases.Nina enjoys volunteering and has served in leadership positions: Junior Girl Scout Leader for Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois and as a Parent Teacher Association volunteer leader, treasurer and event organizer for a...
Shayla L. McCormally
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Des Moines, IA Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(515) 218-9878 2501 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Iowa
Shayla McCormally is a problem solver. Whether it's helping clients navigate difficult family issues, untangle tax problems, or recover after being injured, Shayla devotes herself to creating the best possible solutions for her clients. She knows the issues her clients are facing are stressful and confusing. She offers solutions and reaches outstanding results for clients
Judd Parker
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Adel, IA Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(800) 387-8167 211 South 7th Street, Suite D
Adel, IA 50003
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Juvenile
Drake University Law School
Judd Parker joined the Parker Law Office PLLC in 2012 upon graduation of Drake Law School. The Parker Law Office moved from its location in Clinton, Iowa to Adel, Iowa in the summer of 2017, where Judd now practices with his father, Blake Parker, in Dallas County, Iowa.
Bryan Goldsmith
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Ottumwa, IA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(641) 682-7579 111 West Second Street
Box 601
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Creighton University School of Law
Rebecca A. Feiereisen
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Cedar Falls, IA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(319) 277-1610 3429 Midway Drive
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Divorce and Juvenile
University of Iowa
I grew up in Strawberry Point where my family still resides. Since graduating from the University Of Iowa College Of Law in 2007 I have worked in Waterloo, where I have also become involved in my church and local bar association. While I practice in the areas of child custody and dissolution of marriage, I also understand that persons with children are connected as a family. I therefore strive to work through these family issues with the long-term in mind. I continue to practice primarily in family law.
Dana Judas
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Cedar Rapids, IA Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(319) 731-0549 425 Second Street SE, Suite 900
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Juvenile
University of Iowa
I am a Waterloo, Iowa native practicing exclusively in family law. I received my BA from the University of Iowa in 2010 where I majored in English and graduated with honors. In 2014, I graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law and was admitted to practice in Iowa in September. In March of 2016, I joined Arenson Law Group, PC where I focus on areas of child custody and dissolution of marriage. Prior to joining Arenson, I practiced family law and criminal defense at another Cedar Rapids firm. I am currently a member of the...
Joel T. S. Greer
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Marshalltown, IA Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(641) 752-5467 112 W Church St
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
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
Christopher M. Nydle
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Cedar Rapids, IA Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(319) 396-9711 2405 Westdale Drive SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Education and Employment
Drake University Law School
Shannon D. Simms
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Waterloo, IA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(319) 291-6161 3112 Brockway Road
P.O. Box 1020
Waterloo, IA 50704
Family, Business, Estate Planning 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....
Eric David Puryear
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Davenport, IA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(563) 265-6961 3719 Bridge Ave
Suite 6
Davenport, IA 52807
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Criminal and Divorce
DePaul College of Law
My name is Eric D. Puryear, and I am an Attorney at Law who is licensed in the states of Iowa and Illinois. My law firm, Puryear Law P.C., is comprised of myself, my associate attorneys, and our non-attorney staff members. Located in Davenport, IA, we represent clients in the State and Federal courts of Illinois and Iowa, as well as in transactional matters that do not involve court appearances.

Puryear Law P.C. is a general law practice, including but not limited to: Criminal: All matters, ranging from murder to domestic violence, outstanding warrants, drug cases, theft, OWI/DUI and traffic violations...
Robyn C. Huss
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Ames, IA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(515) 233-3477 612 5th Street
Ames, IA 50010
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Real Estate
University of Oregon School of Law
Our attorneys work with clients throughout central Iowa.

Robyn C. Huss practices primarily in Divorce/Family Law, Custody, Visitation, Child Support, Paternity, Adoption, Premarital Agreements, Guardianships, Wills/Powers of Attorney, and document preparation.

Michael W. Pettengill practices primarily in the areas of Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, Debt Negotiation, and Real Estate Transactions.

No matter your type of case, it is very important to seek legal advice early in the process so that your rights can be protected. Seeking advice early is important to ensure deadlines and opportunities are not missed.

Contact the Huss Law Office to set up an initial consultation. Evening and weekend appointments are...
Eric Checketts
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Malvern, IA Family Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(402) 913-0119 58890 288th Street
Malvern, IA 51551
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
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.
Dai Gwilliam
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Iowa City, IA Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(319) 354-6000 432 E. Bloomington St.
Iowa City, IA 52245
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
Shannon D. Simpson
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Council Bluffs, IA Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(712) 256-9899 50 Northcrest Drive
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Family and Divorce
Creighton University
Shannon earned her law degree from Creighton University School of Law.
For over 20 years she has exclusively focused on divorce and family law matters. Shannon’s deep experience in every aspect of family law, including the most complex custody, property division and asset valuation matters, is complemented by a natural sense of empathy. Clients can trust her straightforward, clear-eyed guidance. They know that Shannon will be there when and where they need her.
A wife and the mother of three daughters, Shannon enjoys running in her spare time as well as attending her daughters many activities.
Jessica Malott
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Iowa City, IA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(319) 358-1900 1934 Boyrum Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
Family and Immigration
Drake University Law School
Lynn Rose
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Iowa City, IA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(319) 351-4363 209 E. Washington
Paul-Helen Bldg, Ste. 203
Iowa City, IA 52240
Family, Criminal, Juvenile and Social Security Disability
William N. Toomey
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Iowa CIty, IA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(319) 354-1104 321 East Market Street
Iowa CIty, IA 52245
Family, Business, Construction and Real Estate
University of Iowa College of Law
Will was born in raised in the Iowa City area and obtained his undergraduate degrees and his law degree from the University of Iowa. He was admitted to the practice of law in Iowa in 2005 and has successfully argued cases before the Iowa Court of Appeals and the Iowa Supreme Court. He is also admitted to practice in all federal courts in Iowa. His diverse practice includes business litigation, real estate litigation, personal injury and wrongful death litigation, divorce and child custody litigation, landlord-tenant law, business formation and acquisition, and representing creditors in bankruptcy proceedings.

Will lives in Iowa City...
Danni Harris
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Ankeny, IA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(515) 255-3559 207 NE Delaware Ave
Suite 20
Ankeny, IA 50021
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Drake University Law School
I have over sixteen years of experience litigating complex legal matters. As lead litigation attorney for the family law division of Hope Law Firm, I currently focus my practice on litigating family law matters, including dissolution of marriage, custody, spousal support, domestic abuse, grandparent guardianship and termination of parental rights cases. I received my Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management with honors from Baylor University in 1996. In 1999, I graduated from Drake University Law School. Shortly after graduation I moved to Dallas and was admitted to the Texas bar. I worked as an Assistant District Attorney...
Jay Warner Mez
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Council Bluffs, IA Family Law Lawyer
(712) 256-1049 226 S 6th St
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Daniel P Kitchen
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Washington, IA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(319) 653-5297 217 West Main Street
Washington, IA 52353
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning 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.
Eric M. Updegraff
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Des Moines, IA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(515) 244-1473 300 Walnut St, Suite 260
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Employment and Workers' Comp
University of Iowa
Representing employees and workers in workplace issues since 2004. I concentrate my practice on protecting workers rights in Workers' Compensation Claims, Personal Injury and Employment Law, including wage and hour disputes, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) violations; Federal Civil Rights Act violations for age, gender, race, sexual orientation and disabilities. I also represent individuals facing harassment on the basis of race, color and/or national origin under the Federal Civil Rights Act. We are experienced trial lawyers in representing workers faced with all types of employment law issues, including wrongful termination, sexual harassment, hostile-environment sexual harassment, quid...
Troy Skinner
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West des Moines, IA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(515) 327-1222 4000 Westown Pkwy
West des Moines, IA 50266
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Steven Kohl
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Sioux City, IA Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(712) 258-0101 520 Pierce Street, Suite 383
P.O. Box 1825
Sioux City, IA 51102-1825
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Iowa
Brian Johnson
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Cedar Rapids, IA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(319) 286-1767 222 3rd Ave SE
Suite 501
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Admitted to practice in the State of Iowa in 2004; Admitted to practice in the Northern District of Iowa in 2006.
Frank J. Nidey
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Cedar Rapids, IA Family Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(319) 369-0000 425 2nd St. SE
Suite 1000
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Juvenile
University of Iowa
FRANK J. NIDEY, partner, is a 1980 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law with distinction. He practiced as a public defender in the Burlington and Cedar Rapids offices for a total of four years. He has been in private practice since 1984. Mr. Nidey is a member of the Linn County and Iowa State Bar Associations, and the Linn County Family Law Committee. Mr. Nidey is the co-author of "Mandatory Penalties, Victim Cooperation, and the Judicial Processing of Domestic Abuse Assault Cases," Crime and Delinquency (1995). He was given the Volunteer Lawyers...
Blake Parker
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Adel, IA Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(800) 387-8167 211 South 7th Street, Suite. D
Adel, IA 50003
Free ConsultationFamily, Civil Rights, Employment and Social Security Disability
The John Marshall Law School
Blake Parker has been in private practice since 1983, opening his Clinton office in 2011, where his son, Judd Parker, joined in 2012, and moving the Parker Law Office PLLC to Adel, Iowa representing clients in Central Iowa. Blake is licensed in Iowa, Illinois, and Federal Court.
Mr. William Ray Monroe
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Burlington, IA Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(319) 754-1402 218 N. 3rd Street
Suite 300
Burlington, IA 52601
Family, Appeals, Criminal and Divorce
Todd Elverson
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Des Moines, IA Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(515) 243-1914 700 2nd Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Drake University Law School
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