Christine Crilley

320 Miller Road
Hiawatha, Iowa 52233
United States
Office Phone: 319-363-5606
Member since 2011
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Mediator

In Addition to her Collaborative 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.

Area(s) of Practice: Business Law, Civil Law, Collaborative Law, Estate Law, Family Law, Financial, Guardian Ad Litem, Mediation, Probate Law, Real Estate Law, Teaching, Trainer
License(s): Iowa State Bar Association, License to Practice Law in the State of 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 ~

Professional Activities

Collaborative Lawyers of Eastern Iowa ~Iowa Association of Mediators ~Mediation Services of Eastern Iowa ~Association of Conflict Resolution ~

Undergraduate Education

Christine earned her B.A. degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 1979.

Postgraduate Education

Ms. Crilley earned her J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Iowa in 1983.

Professional Education

Christine received her mediation training in 1999 from the Iowa Peace Institute. Her mediation training received national approval in 2011 from the Association of Conflict Resolution (ACR).


Due to the increasing Court backlogs and delays I am committed to the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution techniques and Collaboration as the first resort, using litigation only when impasse renders settlement impossible. At this time, most of the development in this type of Dispute Resolution (Collaborative Law) is coming from the Family Law area. Only time will tell if other areas of the law adopt this method of resolution the way the Family Law area has done.