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Cedar Rapids - Hiawatha - Marion - Iowa City - Surrounding Iowa Communities
“Serving God by serving our clients zealously, diligently, fairly, and with kindness
while affirming each other with respect, and kindne

  Christine L. Crilley, JD

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Michael E. Crilley
Christine L Crilley, JD 
General Practice Attorney, Collaborative Lawyer, Mediator, Arbitrator and Mediation Trainer

Christine L. Crilley is a general practice attorney with over thirty years of experience in a variety of legal areas in Cedar Rapids and surrounding communities.  Although Christine is an experienced litigator, she is also a Collaborative Lawyer with membership in the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals as well as the Collaborative Lawyers of Eastern Iowa.  Christine is also an experienced Mediator, Mediation Trainer, Parenting Coordinator and Parent Coach.

Christine is affiliated with the following professional organizations:
  • Member of the Linn County Bar Association
  • Member of Iowa State Bar Association
  • Member of International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member of the Collaborative Lawyers of Eastern Iowa
  • Certified Mediator by the Iowa Association of Mediators
  • Advanced Practitioner nationally qualified by the Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Nationally approved Mediation Trainer by the Association for Conflict Resolution
  • 6th Judicial District Roster Mediator
  • Member of Parenting Coordinators of Eastern Iowa
Christine earned her J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Iowa in 1983 and her B.A. degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 1979.  Christine has a General Practice of Law  including but not limited to:  business law, family law, probate, wills, personal injury, construction law, criminal law, juvenile law, collaborative law and mediation.

In addition to her law practice Ms. Crilley is also an accomplished Mediator as well as a nationally approved Mediation Trainer.  Christine has mediated over 1,000 cases since she began mediating in 1999.  She offers basic Mediation training and advance Mediation training several times per year.  She presents seminars and Mediation Training at her Mediation and Law Center in Hiawatha, Iowa and throughout the state of Iowa.

As an Advanced Practitioner  of the Association for Conflict Resolution as well as a Linn County Family Law Roster Mediator, Christine mediates in a variety of different areas of the law and disputes, including but not limited to family law, real estate, construction disputes, probate disputes, organization conflicts (workplace, office, school, churches) business agreement disputes, and civil litigation.

For information on her Mediation practice please click on the Mediation & Arbitration link at the top of this page.  If you are interested in Family Law Mediation Training or Collaborative Law Training please click on the Training link at the top of this page.

Christine has sat on numerous Boards including the Iowa Mediation Services of Eastern Iowa and is the Chair of the Linn County Fee Arbitration Committee.  Ms. Crilley currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Iowa Association of Mediators (IAM); she is a current or past member of various legal organizations and mediation / dispute resolution organizations.

Ms. Crilley also speaks for and trains various organizations on a variety of law and dispute resolution related topics.

Michael E. Crilley 
Communications Manager & Mediation Intake Specialist

Mike graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising Design. He is responsible for the design and production of collateral print materials, website design, and marketing. Mike is also a Mediation Intake Specialist for Crilley Mediation Services.

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