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About me

I have been a practicing litigation attorney for over fourteen 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 litiagion.  And of couse, I utilize all resources available to obtain excellent results on behalf of my clients. 


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 65%
    15 years
  2. Family: 25%
    15 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 5%
    15 years
  4. Personal Injury: 5%
    15 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Cory Frederick Gourley

    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.


    Cory Gourley Wrongful death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brian Orland Marty

    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.


    Brian Marty Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Hudson Law Firm

5015 Grand Ridge Dr Ste 100
West Des Moines, IA, 50265-5769


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerGreat Plains Super Lawyers2016
FellowAmerican Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers2016
Rising StarSuperLawyers2016
Best Family Law AttorneyGlobal Who's Who2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2016
Top 10 Family Law Attorney in IowaNational Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2016
Top 3 Divorce LawyersThree Best Rated2016
Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in IowaNational Academy of Family Law Attorneys2015
Top 10 Attorney AwardNational Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2015
FellowAmerican Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2015
Best Attorney- Family LawGlobal Who's Who2015
Top 10 Attorney AwardNational Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
Top 10 AttorneysNational Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
FellowAmerican Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
FellowAmerican Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers2013
Magna Cum LaudeDrake University1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner/ShareholderHudson Law Firm2001 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow2013 - Present
Polk County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Iowa State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Polk County Famiy LawMember2001 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember2001 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2001 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2001 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Medical MalpracticeSettlements ranging between $100,000 to $2,500,000
Custody CasesSuccessfully represented variety of clients.
DivorceObtained excellent results on behalf of many diverse clients.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Iowa State Bar AssociationAlimony Guidelines and Predictor Software2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Drake University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Drake UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
LifeWorks CLEWhat Therapists Need to Know about Divorce2015
Family Law SeminarAlimony Guidelines2012
Drake University School of LawTrial Practice/Negotiations2011
Drake University School of LawMediation2010
Drake University School of LawLecture on Mediation2009
Consumer BankruptcyBankruptcy Chapter 7, 112003