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Peter J. Rolwes

Litigation Attorney at West Des Moines, IA

5.0   5 reviews

Licensed for 15 years

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About Peter

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I work collaboratively with clients to find creative, cost-effective solutions to current problems and protect their interests for the future. My clients consider me a passionate advocate and trusted advisor. I have a general practice, representing clients in business and corporate law, estate planning, probate, real estate, banktrupcy, and civil litigation.  

I attended Drake University Law School where I was a member of the Drake Law Review and graduated with High Honors in 2007. I joined the firm in 2007 and became a shareholder in 2012. Recent honors include: Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2015 and 2016, and AJI Top 10 Bankruptcy Attorney of Iowa for 2016.

Outside of work, I enjoy playing golf and spending time with my family. I am also a founding member of the Des Moines Curling Club, serve on the alumni advisory board for Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity (Iowa Sigma chapter), and I am a small group leader and host at my church. 

 

 

 

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Licensed for 15 years
State IA
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 09/15/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Peter

Shindler, Anderson, Goplerud & Weese, P.C.
5015 Grand Ridge Drive
Suite 100
West Des Moines, IA, 50265

Reviews

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Posted by Jessica | August 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Personal
Peter did a fantastic job walking me through the overwhelming process of estate planning. He was patient and thorough when explaining my options and the long-term impact. He was open and honest with me and I feel confident that my estate and will are prepared to the best benefit of my family. Thanks Pete!
Posted by Larry | August 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Easy to work with
Peter has helped me set up businesses as well as dealt with personal matters including a will. Every time I deal with Peter the process is straightforward and very well laid out. I enjoy that Peter has broad spectrum in which he practices as that limits the other attorneys I would otherwise have to seek. He is always very quick to return an email or a call. Look forward to continuing to use his services.
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Posted by Eric | June 8, 2015
Knowledgeable and Trustworthy
Peter helped walk my wife and I through the estate planning process. He took great care in helping us understand the implications of our decisions and think through different scenarios to ensure we were making the best choices for our family. He took a complex process and broke it down step by step for us so that we could understand it fully. I would recommend Peter for all your estate planning needs!
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Posted by Dustin | May 18, 2015
Jack of all trades
I have used Peter several times including estate planning work for family as well as business needs. He has always been very responsive and timely in his work. We were able to keep an open dialogue on key issues and how to work those into the documents I needed done. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Peter to others.
Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2015
Great Attorney
Peter is spectacular in my legal matters. He is able to answer my questions quickly and offers productive legal advice. I would recommend Mr. Rolwes to anyone who wanted a dependable and effective attorney.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-325 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Shindler, Anderson, Goplerud & Weese, PC
  • 2007 - Present

Education

  • Drake University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2007
  • Drake University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Simpson College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • Breach of oral contract
  • Won a jury verdict for $325,000 of unpaid sales commissions
  • Termination of irrevocable trust
  • Achieved a court ordered termination of an irrevocable trust, resulting in $300,000+ distribution to my clients

Associations

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Featured Attorney
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Featured Attorney
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • American Jurist Institute
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Palmer College of Chiropractic - Practice Management Course (recurring guest speaker)
  • Business organizations, contracts and employment law
  • 2015
  • Simpson College - Business Law Course (recurring guest speaker)
  • Business Organizations (Corporations, LLCs and Partnerships)
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (4)
Endorse Peter
Probate Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse Mr. Rolwes. I routinely refer clients to him with bankruptcy and probate issues--and all are more than satisfied with the legal services he provides. Mr. Rolwes is a dedicated attorney and a zealous advocate for his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Peter is an outstanding and conscientious attorney who always puts the needs of his clients first."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Pete is an excellent lawyer, with significant experience in business transactions and estate planning. I do not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who needs an attorney to handle these specialized cases."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without question, the "go to" for all probate and estate planning matters. Mr. Rolwes' experience and competence from simple wills to complex probate matters makes him a preeminent attorney is this field."
Business Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Peter for many years and always found him to be very professional, easy to get along with and hard working for his clients. His broad legal experience helps him be a great advocate for his clients."
Probate Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Peter Rolwes is a skilled, efficient and highly attentive lawyer. I would recommend Mr. Rolwes to anyone."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Pete is a skilled and well-respected attorney. He is experienced in a wide range of Probate and Estate Planning matters. Pete has developed an excellent reputation with both his clients and his colleagues."
Business Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Peter is distinguished not only by his superior legal skills, but also by his commitment to client service. I would recommend Peter without hesitation to anyone seeking representation."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Pete in the past and consider him a true professional. He's a talented and knowledgeable attorney who is respected by his peers."
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Personal injury
Bankruptcy and debt
Personal injury
Workers compensation

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West Des Moines Litigation Lawyer Peter J. Rolwes
Peter J. Rolwes
Litigation Attorney
West Des Moines, IA
Licensed for 15 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available