Adel Office

Phone: (515) 993-4545
Direct: (515) 697-4284
Fax: (515) 993-5214
Email: James E. Van Werden

Paralegal:
Nancy Huard
Direct: (515) 697-4290

James E. Van Werden

Areas of Practice:

General Practice including but not limited to:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Estate Planning and Probate Law
  • Real Estate

Bar Admissions:

  • Iowa, 1964
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, 1964

Education:

  • University of Iowa Law School, Iowa City, Iowa
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1964
  • Parsons College, Fairfield, Iowa
    • Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, 1962

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Dallas County Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    • Former Chairperson, Judicial Administration Committee, 1991-2001
    • Former Chairperson, Iowa LAWPAC, 1985-1989
    • Presently Vice Chairperson, Iowa LAWPAC, 2005 - present
    • Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission, 1998 - 2006
  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice

Honors and Awards:

  • 2017 Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016 Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016 Preeminent A.V. Rating 5.0 of 5.0, Martindale-Hubbell

Public Service:

  • Adel Rotary Club
    • Member, Past President
  • Adel Methodist Church
  • Adel Jaycees
    • Past President
  • Adel Developers
    • Past President
  • Former Dallas County Attorney, 1966-1970
  • Dallas County Red Cross
    • Past President
  • Dallas County Development
    • Organizer and Past President
  • West Central Mental Health Clinic
    • Past Member Board of Directors