Daniel W. Willems is an Attorney & Counselor at Law, Mediator and Arbitrator

Daniel graduated from the University of Iowa Law School in 1985 and has been practicing law in the Cedar Rapids area since 1988. He seeks to provide a peacemaking approach to conflict resolution and to be an overall partner to you and your family for multiple situations that arise throughout your lifetime.

Practice Concentrations:
Family Law (legal services for the family from birth to death)
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Real Estate
End of Life Planning and Probate

Examples of Services Offered:
Adoptions and pre-marital agreements
Plans for the care of children in the event of a parents disability or death
Assistance in purchasing a home or business property
Legal representation or mediation when couples separate, a marriage is dissolved or support is needed
End of life planning/probate to wrap up the affairs of life
Plans for the care of elderly family members

Willems also helps resolve conflict without going to court through mediation and arbitration.

He wants to provide your family with compassionate law services through every stage of life. What sets this firm apart from others is a “peacemaking” philosophy that underlies services as an attorney, counselor at law, mediator, and arbitrator. A peacemaker seeks to de-escalate conflict, open dialogue, explore win-win solutions, base arguments on solid evidentiary proof and law, show respect, avoid vilifying the other side, and utilize cost-effective alternative dispute solutions. A trial can be a method of resolving disputes. A peacemaker prepares for trial while working for a settlement.

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I solicited Daniel Willems to provide services for my divorce. This was new territory for me, so I relied on Mr. Willems’ expertise to complete the process. My husband and I wanted to work through the process without added expense or time and Mr. Willems helped us to accomplish this. Mr. Willems listened to my requests and input for the settlement agreement and guided me through the details always keeping my best interests in sight.” 

– Daniel Willems Client