Skip to main content

Ryan E. Weese

Divorce and separation Attorney at West Des Moines, IA

4.9   7 reviews

Licensed for 21 years

About Ryan

Learn Ryan’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    65%
    Divorce Child Custody Child Support Alimony Property Distribution

    21 years

  2. Family
    25%
    Child Custody Child Support Parental Rights Father's Rights

    21 years

  3. Medical malpractice
    5%
    Birth Injury General Medical Malpractice

    21 years

  4. Personal injury
    5%
    Wrongful Death Car/Motorcycle Accidents Abuse/Neglect

    21 years

I have been a practicing litigation attorney for nearly sixteen years.  During that time I have focused my practice on client relationships.  For each of my clients, their litigation may be the most important aspect of their lives.  I strive to provide personal and attentive service to each of my clients to help them through their litigation experience.  Clients expect prompt service, phone calls returned and personal attention.  I use that relationship to keep my clients calm and engaged in their litigation.  And of course, I utilize all resources available to obtain excellent results on behalf of my clients. 

Licensed for 21 years
State IA
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 09/14/2022

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

Contact Ryan

Shindler, Anderson, Goplerud & Weese PC
5015 Grand Ridge Dr Ste 100
West Des Moines, IA, 50265-5769

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
5 Star
 
86%
4 Star
 
14%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
0%
Posted by Rita | January 19, 2011
Ryan Weese is an exceptional attorney
Mr. Weese came highly recommended and I hired him to represent me in a child custody case. His experience, skill and calm demeanor gave me confidence throughout a very tense and emotional trail. Even though Ryan knew my case would be hard to win he took us on as his client. He is intelligent, professional, great communicator and someone you can trust. I always felt I was Ryan’s only client and he gave us 110% of his time. In the courtroom Ryan was amazing. He was organized and respectful of everyone in the court room. We won our custody case and all of our appeals. Ryan is truly an amazing attorney and one that I will always turn to for legal advice.
Read less
Posted by Bert | January 17, 2011
Excellent!!!!!
Mr. Weese helped me with a divorce/child matter regarding money and college tuition. My ex spouse was extremely difficult to work with and fought the entire time. We tried to settle the case and went through mediation as well. We eventually ended up in court to settle the issue. My experience with Mr. Weese during this difficult time was absolutely wonderful. Mr. Weese is an excellent attorney. Ryan was extremely well prepared for the case. Ryan spent a lot of time with me so that i could prepare as well. Every minuete Mr. Weese spent with me was quality time. We did not waste time or money on unproductive items which I appreciate. Ryan is extremely professional, knowledgeable, honest, and trustworthy. Ryan made me feel very confident and comfortable going through a stressful time and process. There is always a little fear in going to court, but Mr. Weese made me personally feel very comfortable and confident. Ryan was honest about the possiblilities of winning or losing the case and I knew what my options were during the entire process. I appreciate his expertise. Ryan is very responsive to all my questions and calls. I know that if I have to go through the process again I will make sure I have Ryan in my corner. I have reccommended Ryan to everyone I know.
Read less
Posted by Rupinder | August 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Divorce Attorney In Town
I hired Ryan to represent me in my separation and divorce trial. It was the best decision I ever made. He was a thorough professional and understood my case and helped me get the best possible outcome. I was impressed with how well prepared and professional he was during the trial. He was very reasonable and guided me very well during my separation and trial. I will recommend him to anyone going through a difficult separation and divorce.
Read less
Posted by Heather | December 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Powerful, Professional and Prepared
Ryan Weese was the perfect attorney for a very difficult and lengthy divorce case. He and his staff were professional and walked me through every step of the process. His professionalism began on day one when I called his office and didn’t get his voicemail or an assistant, but was able to talk directly to him. He calmed my fears, answered my questions and made it clear that he was the attorney I wanted to represent me, in what I knew would be a difficult case. Over the next 15 months, until my divorce trial, Ryan was available and prepared in every step of the process. He was extremely organized, always professional and very thorough. Watching him in action and seeing all of his experience and preparation on display confirmed that I made a great decision in hiring him to represent me and assist me in a difficult time in my life. I can’t say enough, if you want security in knowing you have the best on your side, Ryan Weese is the attorney for you.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2015
Fathers custody
We worked with Ryan for 6 years to get custody of my stepchildren. He took it all the way and never backed down. A year ago we won full custody. He's a good guy to work with.
Posted by Doug | February 14, 2014
Ryan Edward Weese - Calm, Cool and Collected!!
Ryan represented me in child custody modification case and I’m extremely pleased with how things went in the case regardless of the outcome, but I’m confident it’ll be for the better. I have no words to describe his honesty, expertise, professionalism and the confidence he provided. We’re very fortunate to of had him in our corner.
Read less
Posted by Aaron Meyer | January 13, 2011
Ryan Weese very helpful and knowledgable attorney
Ryan helped me with a dispute I had with a seller in a home buying process who backed out of a signed contract to sell. Ryan was able to help me get the money I had invested in the property back and was satisfied with the walking away.
View less reviews

Cost

We have not found any cost information for this lawyer

Contact for Details

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner/Shareholder
  • Shindler Anderson Goplerud & Weese, PC
  • 2001 - Present

Education

  • Drake University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Drake University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Settlements ranging between $100,000 to $2,500,000
  • Custody Cases
  • Successfully represented variety of clients.
  • Divorce
  • Obtained excellent results on behalf of many diverse clients.
View all legal cases

Associations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2013 - Present
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Polk County Famiy Law
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Great Plains Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2018
  • Fellow
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Great Plains Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2017
  • Fellow
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorneys Family Law
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Fellow
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Great Plains Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 3 Divorce Lawyers
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney in Iowa
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Family Law Attorney
  • Global Who's Who
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Attorney- Family Law
  • Global Who's Who
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in Iowa
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Fellow
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Fellow
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Fellow
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Drake University
  • 1998
View all awards

Publications

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Alimony Guidelines and Predictor Software
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • LifeWorks CLE
  • What Therapists Need to Know about Divorce
  • 2015
  • Family Law Seminar
  • Alimony Guidelines
  • 2012
  • Drake University School of Law
  • Trial Practice/Negotiations
  • 2011
  • Drake University School of Law
  • Mediation
  • 2010
  • Drake University School of Law
  • Lecture on Mediation
  • 2009
  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy Chapter 7, 11
  • 2003
View all speaking engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (8)
Family Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is smart and zealous in his advocacy of his clients. As opposing counsel, he is always professional and pleasant to work with. I highly recommend Ryan for all aspects of family law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ryan Weese for the better part of two decades both personally and professionally. He is an excellent advocate and a compassionate counselor for his clients. I have and wouldn't hesitate in the future to refer him clients or friends."
Family Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ryan is an excellent family law attorney. He is a zealous advocate and has obtained excellent results for his clients in many, many cases. I do not hesitate to refer family law, divorce and separation, and child custody matters to him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is an excellent attorney. He is well-versed in the areas of law he practices and very committed to his clients. I've had the opportunity to sit in on some of his hearings and have observed him to be very confident in the courtroom and very personable with his clients. I believe that his dedication to be highly organized and prepared helps him get the best results for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ryan for many years both personally and professionally. I would not hesitate to refer potential clients to him for family law related cases. He thrives to be both ethical and skilled in the practice of law. I recommend his services and expertise."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and admired Mr. Weese since law school. Ryan is an excellent attorney in every facet of the practice. His knowledge and work ethic are exceeded only by his desire to obtain a successful resolution for his clients. I highly recommend Mr. Weese."
View more endorsements
Estate planning
Wrongful death
Medical malpractice
Bankruptcy and debt
General practice