David L. Wenzel

Mr. Wenzel attended Creighton University School of Law and became a certified mediator at the Werner Institute for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Center. After practicing in Omaha, Nebraska, Mr. Wenzel moved back to Cedar Rapids to practice with his father, Richard C. Wenzel. Mr. Wenzel makes frequent court appearances, representing his clients in hearings and trials. He particularly enjoys helping those in the special needs community with disability planning, special needs trusts, guardianships, and conservatorships.

Education

  • Creighton University School of Law (J.D., 2006)
  • St. Louis University (B.A. Management Information Systems, 2002)
  • Washington University (Major in Japanese, 2002)

Recognitions

  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Top 10 Attorney Award (under 40)
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 10 Best Attorneys for Iowa

Professional Affiliations

  • American Cancer Society, State Leadership Past Board Member
  • ARC of East Central Iowa, Past President
  • American Association of People with Disabilities, Member
  • Cedar Rapids Area Estate Planning Council, Member
  • Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, Past Board Member
  • Friends of International Students Cedar Rapids, Host Family for students from Ireland and Japan
  • Indian Creek Nature Center, Past Board Member
  • Iowa Legal Aid Volunteer
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • Iowa Association of Mediators, Certified Member
  • Judicial Magistrate Appointing Commissioner
  • Linn County Family Law Committee
  • Linn County Bar Association
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Mediation Services of Eastern Iowa, Past President and Domestic Abuse Advisory Committee
  • Mock Trial Volunteer
  • Sixth Judicial District Mediation Advisory Committee

 

Additional Biographical Information

  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout and Volunteer, Law Merit Badge Instructor
  • All Saints Church, Member

Presentations and Publications

  • Guardianships and Conservatorships, February 25, 2021, ARC of East Central Iowa
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships, October 6, 2016, ARC of East Central Iowa
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish, How to File an Estate in Probate Court, June, 28, 2016
  • Legal Planning for a Special Needs Child: Special Needs Trusts, Guardianships, and Conservatorships, April 30, 2016, Corridor Autism Resource Expo, (CARE)
  • Legal Planning for a Special Needs Child: Special Needs Trusts, Guardianships, and Conservatorships, May 9th, 2015, Corridor Autism Resource Expo, (CARE)
  • Legal Planning for a Special Needs Child: Special Needs Trusts, Guardianships, and Conservatorships, June 7th, 2014, Corridor Autism Resource Expo, (CARE)
  • Mediation Services of Eastern Iowa, Mediation News, Fall 2012, E.A.R. and B.I.F.F. Methods
  • Special Needs Planning Seminar, November 15th, 2011, at the ARC of East Central Iowa
  • Iowa Retirement Living, April 24, 2011, “Getting Somewhere, How Mediation Helps Feuding Families Settle Differences.”
  • The ARC of East Central Iowa, The Challenger, May 2011, Volume 59, Issue 5, New Board Member
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