Jim Van Werden has been practicing law in Iowa since 1964 and joined Hopkins & Huebner in 2000. A graduate of Parsons College and University of Iowa Law School, Jim now primarily practices in real estate, contracts, wills, trusts, estate planning and probate.
Jim is a member of the Iowa State, Dallas County, and American Bar Associations as well as the Iowa and American Associations for Justice. He is admitted to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.
United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, 1964
Estate Planning and Probate Law
Former Chairperson, Judicial Administration Committee, 1991-2001Former Chairperson, Iowa LAWPAC, 1985-1989Vice Chairperson, Iowa LAWPAC, 2005 - presentIowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission, 1998 - 2006
Adel Rotary ClubMember, Past President Adel Methodist Church Adel JayceesPast President Adel DevelopersPast President Former Dallas County Attorney, 1966-1970 Dallas County Red CrossPast President Dallas County DevelopmentOrganizer and Past President West Central Mental Health ClinicOrganizer of Past Member Board of Directors
2021 Selected to Best Lawyers in America2020 Selected to Best Lawyers in America2019 Selected to Best Lawyers in America2018 Selected to Best Lawyers in America
2017 Selected to Best Lawyers in America
2016 Selected to Best Lawyers in America
25 Year Preeminent A.V. Rating 5.0 of 5.0, Martindale-Hubbell
Jim Van Werden has practiced law and lived in Adel for over 51 years. Jim and his wife Sue have three grown children. Jane Lorentzen is an attorney in the Des Moines office of Hopkins and Huebner and is former president of the Iowa State Bar Association. Jane is married to John Lorentzen of the Nyemaster Law Firm in Des Moines and they have two children, Will and Maddie. Jim’s son Drew lives in Winterset with his wife Karen and their three boys, Charles, Gabe, and Dane. Bill Van Werden lives in West Des Moines with his wife Erin and their two boys, August and Max.