Skip to main content

Justin D. Riem

Family Attorney at Cedar Rapids, IA

5.0   37 reviews

also known as Justin Riem, Justin D. Riem


Licensed for 9 years

Free consultation

About Justin

Learn Justin’s areas of practice.

Unlike many of my law school peers, I didn’t always know I wanted to be a lawyer. While attending high school in Minnesota, I was a bit of an entrepreneur, starting and running my own car detailing and lawn care businesses. When I went back to my home state of Wisconsin to start my undergraduate studies at UW-Madison, I followed in my brother’s footsteps and initially sought an engineering degree. After a year and a half of studying, however, I realized my true passions lied with the elective courses I took in psychology and social sciences; the classes that challenged me to see the world through different lenses and think creatively to find solutions to difficult problems. I immediately changed my major, pursued a career in the law, and never looked back.

I represent my clients ethically, analytically, and empathetically. I understand when meeting a prospective client, it is often during the worst moments of his or her life, and I don’t take that lightly. Trials are rarely the desired answer, but in some cases, they are the only appropriate solution. That is why I focused my attention both during and after law school on litigation, client counseling, and negotiation, to ensure I had the tools necessary to best help my clients achieve their goals. When I moved to Iowa with my wife and our children in 2016, I joined a local general practice firm and continued to cultivate my skills in civil litigation and negotiation, representing clients in a variety of matters, from contempt proceedings to breaches of corporate fiduciary duty claims.

My extensive experience in a wide array of legal areas, together with my practical, real-world knowledge and creative approach, gives my clients the trust that their matters are skillfully handled by a dedicated attorney who not only understands their legal needs, but has their best interests in mind. I know what it means to work hard for the most important things in your life. I feel quite privileged to use my passion for and knowledge of the law to help local Iowans navigate the confusing, emotionally charged, and often-adversarial legal system to get the justice they want and deserve.

Photos and videos

Licensed for 9 years
State IA
Status Active
Acquired 2017
Updated 09/14/2022
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2013
Updated 10/28/2022

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

Contact Justin

Arenson Law Group, P.C.

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  37 customer reviews
5 Star
 
97%
4 Star
 
3%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
0%
Posted by Madison | November 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family & Custody
Justin was my attorney for about a year and a half. The whole process was very comfortable, professional and easy to understand. He walked me through every step of the way, and answered all questions via phone or email in a timely manner. He modified my original custody agreement and legally put a new, much better agreement into place. He also helped propose a settlement offer which wrapped up my case sooner. Justin is an attentive listener, great communicator, honest, very knowledgeable and timely efficient. His hourly rates are extremely reasonable in the world today. He confidently knows every aspect of family law. He always put the minor child and clients’ best interest first. Do not hesitate to hire Justin, his reviews speak honest volumes about him.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce & Child Custody
I consulted with several attorneys in the area before meeting with Justin Riem, he was definitely the right choice from the start. Justin is fair and honest. Justin helped me with my divorce and a complicated child custody battle that was an 18 month process, definitely a marathon, and Justin was at my side throughout it all. He made himself readily available for questions, concerns and advice. He had my best interest, and above all the best interest of my children.
Read less
Posted by Emil | October 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce with children
Justin was my lawyer during my divorce and he helped to reach my goal in an easy way , he is knowledgeable and professional, quick response for my email and my questions. He was able to explain all the issues in simple terms , I managed to reach an agreement with my ex wife with best outcome without going to trail with his help .
Read less
Posted by Martha | September 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommended
Read other reviews and Justin came highly recommended. Our divorce was completely very amicable and in a timely manor.
Posted by Nicholas | July 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Case Law
Working with Justin was a wonderful experience he was very knowledgeable, courteous and responded to emails very quickly. I would definitely recommend his law firm to others.
Posted by Brittany | April 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Exxperience
I was searching for an attorney for a few months and I'm so glad I got ahold of Justin!! He helped me through my case and was very understanding and suggested what he thought would be the best outcome for me. He always puts his clients first, even if he thinks it might not turn out in there favor,; but Justin also puts his 100% effort into getting you what you want/deserve. I highly recommend him and loved getting the opportunity to have him as my attorney.
Read less
Posted by Dorian | February 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Divorce Lawyer
Justin did a great job with my divorce. Was very professional and to the point. Most of our conversations were via email and was answered in a timely manner. Had to meet in person a couple of times and the atmosphere was very pleasant didn't feel pressured or out of place. I had many options on how to proceed and he gave me accurate and professional advice. Justin had my divorce done in no time. The cost was very reasonable and it didn't break the bank. He is now our family attorney and I will recommend him if anyone asks if I know a good family attorney.
Read less
Posted by Matt | February 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Communication & Resolution
Justin was very upfront from the beginning about what he could offer as representation, and how we would proceed with it. As any obstacle that occurred, he stayed in touch, and answered all questions adequately. The results ending up being what we set out to accomplish with this dissolution.
Posted by Lauren | January 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worth hiring asap!
I was going through a custody battle and drug my feet on hiring an attorney due to the costs. After a lot of research, I went with Justin. I wish I had hired him from day 1. The best way to describe him is savage. He is no nonsense and right to the point with everything. He stood up for me and did not put up w the other side’s games. I ended up getting what I wanted out of the whole process because of him. I highly recommend him and I will be using him again if anything ever changes with my situation. Do not hesitate to work with Justin!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He's AWESOME!!
He helped me with my divorce matter very professionally and rapidly. I would definitely recommend him to anybody who is struggling with a divorce matter. He is very professional and easy to work with!
Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer did what I needed
I hired Mr. Justin Riem for services I needed at the time based on reviews after doing research for the type of lawyer I needed. I was not dissappointed in the slightest, he did all I need and more. He always had my best interest in mind and kept me on track and involved as needed every step of the way.
Posted by Janet | September 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review
I was happy with Justin’s work on my case. He was quick to answer my questions and to keep me informed of the progress of the case. I would highly recommend him to someone needing the services of an attorney.
Posted by Moises | September 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He is the absolute best
Attorney Justin D. Riem worked on my case. If this man is not working on your case you should fear him. He has an extraordinary gift, he senses people, he takes time to understand you, your motives, your goals, and he will be at all times be upfront and honest with you. I came to him stressed, with a butt load of papers and drowned fully on uncertainty and completely powerless, surrounded by a web of lies that was the perception my ex-wife built with help of her attorney who sided on her lies vs understanding the overall picture. Justin took his time and worked with his team during extenuating hours dissecting, reading, understanding, putting a case together and along all that communicating with me. Short story, he turned my divorce around, he gave me back my little ones. Time and time again when I was thinking there was no turn around this man made it happen. I will be forever thankful by what he made happen and I will always continue referring people to him and his team. Needless to say he turned my case around at trial. He knew exactly how to approach, he knew exactly what points to make and he made my voice be heard.
Read less
Posted by Mark | June 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Case
I retained Justin Riem in my recent divorce case. I met with several attorneys in the area before I decided on Justin. I can honestly say, I hired the best of the best. My divorce was beyond complicated and contentious. Early in the case my children were taken from their home and moved to a different area of Iowa. Justin worked fast and diligently within the rules of the court system to have them brought home. He left absolutely no detail unturned to make sure the case would work to my advantage. My divorce was finalized in a manner that was amicable and the kids were back where they belonged with both parents. I have no doubts that this was because of the hard work and knowledge that Justin put into my case. Plain and simple, Justin is far and away one of the most, if not the most polished in his profession in the Cedar Rapids area
Read less
Posted by Donna Hertlein | June 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Justin D. Riem family law
Justin was professional and knowledgeable as he assisted with my family law case. He helped me to navigate the Iowa court system from out-of-state. I felt confident in his ability to insure my requests were met.
Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Justin came highly recommended by another professional and I am really glad they did. Since this is my first time having to hire a lawyer he helped me through things that I have no idea about. He explained certain situations so I could better understand and provided the best guidance. He was very understanding and I thank him for doing a very good job.
Read less
Posted by Cate | June 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Justin is Amazing
Justin worked on his days off and made sure we were taken care of and represented fairly. Because of him my husband was able to adopt my daughter! Would use him over anyone else if I ever needed a lawyer again!!!
Posted by James | June 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional
Justin did a great job for me on my case. Very responsive and respectful of my time and got the results we needed.
Posted by Stephanie | June 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Responsive
I worked with Justin Riem for my divorce and was very pleased. He was quick to respond and patient with my many questions. I felt like my time was valued and that the pricing was fair. I had consultations with a few other attorneys and I’m glad I chose to work with Justin.
Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Justin is amazing!
Justin was the second lawyer I hired for my divorce. He should have been the first. He was easy to talk to, always responded quickly and finished up my divorce sooner than I expected. Highly recommend.
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.3 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Arenson Law Group PC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • John Wagner Law Offices, P.C.
  • 2016 - 2018

Education

  • University of St. Thomas School of Law - Minneapolis
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of Wisconsin
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2009

Associations

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Linn County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Lawyers
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (0)
Family Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Justin is a dedicated professional, respected in the community. Serves his clients very well with both his substantive knowledge and work ethic. Prefer him in family law and criminal defense matters especially."
This attorney hasn't created any attorney endorsements recently on Avvo.
Cedar Rapids Family Lawyer Justin D. Riem
Justin D. Riem
Family Attorney
Cedar Rapids, IA
Licensed for 9 years
Free Consultation