General Practice Attorney, Collaborative Lawyer, Mediator, Arbitrator, Parenting Coordinator & Trainer
Christine L. Crilley is a general practice attorney with over thirty-five years of experience. 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, Parent Coach, and Arbitrator.
Christine earned her J.D. Degree, with Distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law 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, 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 2,500 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.
Christine has sat on numerous Boards including the Iowa Mediation Services of Eastern Iowa, Iowa bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Council and Chair of the Linn County Fee Arbitration Committee, and past board member of the Iowa Association of Mediators; former adjunct Professor at Mt. Mercy College. 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. She is also a published author.
Paralegal, Mediation Intake Specialist & Mediator
Leah is a trained paralegal, intake specialist and mediator. She completed her 40-hour Family Law Mediation training in January 2022. Leah has received her Associates of Arts Degree at Kirkwood College. She is currently attending the University of Northern Iowa. She is a Sociology major pursuing a law degree.
Mediation Intake Specialist & Mediator
Tiara is a trained mediation intake specialist and mediator. She completed her 40-hour Family Law Mediation training in January 2022. Tiara received her Bachelor of Arts Degree at Mt. Mercy University. She is currently attending Mt. Mercy University pursuing a Master's Degree in Family & Marriage Counselling.
& 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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