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Justin D. Riem

Divorce and separation Attorney at Cedar Rapids, IA

5.0   54 reviews

also known as Justin Riem, Justin D. Riem

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  • State Years
    Iowa - IA 6 years
    Minnesota - MN 10 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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About Justin

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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.

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019
Client's Choice
2024 2023 2022 + 3 ...

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Location

Arenson Law Group, P.C.

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | February 29, 2024
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Highly Recommend
I had a very complicated situation and Justin was amazing throughout the entire process. He made sure that I understood all of my options, and always answered my questions quickly, even outside of his normal hours. I hope I don’t ever need his services again, but if I do, I wouldn’t hesitate to reach out.
Posted by Mary | February 26, 2024
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Great Lawyer
I google searched when I needed a lawyer and Arenson Law Group came up. I started reading the testimonials - I kept reading about Justin and the wonderful job he did for his clients. So, I decided I also needed him to represent me during my divorce and I am extremely happy he was available. I would recommend him to anyone, he was professional, kind, easy to talk to and work with.
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Posted by Andy | February 24, 2024
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Excellent experience
Justin did an excellent job advocating for me when I needed an attorney. I got a strong sense of integrity from him as a family man and as an attorney. Justin and his team were friendly, professional, and to the point, and were quick to respond to my emails and calls. They did an amazing job reading, understanding, and helping me with what I needed to write for my case and helping me understand what were good choices to make during the case. I am very grateful for the outcome. I highly recommend.
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Posted by Brittany James | February 23, 2024
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10/10
I hired Justin to represent me through my divorce and custody case. Addiction was an issue that posed significant safety issues for my daughter. Justin was absolutely dedicated to helping me keep her safe. Justin is knowledgeable and straight to the point. He knows what he is doing. I had major amounts of anxiety during my divorce that Justin easily alleviated by answering questions and coming to court readdddy to go! He was available at almost any time for urgent questions/situations. 10/10 would recommend Justin over and over again!
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Posted by Dominic | February 23, 2024
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Excellent Advocate
Justin represented me in my divorce. It was obviously a difficult time, but having Justin's help with the process was invaluable. He was always responsive with communication, gave excellent advice, and was a fantastic advocate in the courtroom. I would certainly recommend him to anyone in need.
Posted by Gavin | August 20, 2023
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Calm and efficient
Justin made everything very clear and easy to understand what was coming. Justin was extremely calm the whole time and that helped me navigate through the entire divorce proceeding with confidence. I highly suggest this firm.
Posted by Carissa | August 15, 2023
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Great Lawyer
Justin Riem is an amazing lawyer! He is kind, professional, and will help you every step of the way.
Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2023
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Great experience!
Justin was very professional and efficient during the 6 months he worked on my divorce case. He made things easy to understand and was very quick to respond to any questions I had.
Posted by Keyry | August 9, 2023
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A Great Lawyer For Your Legal Cases
Justin was an amazing attorney. Very patient when circumstances were tough and things were frustrating. He was very professional and was always in touch. I would recommend this firm and Justin, personally, for your personal legal needs.
Posted by Ariel | August 9, 2023
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Amazing!
Justin helped so much with my custody battle! He was very knowledgeable and always there if I had any questions! He helped a lot during a very stressful situation!
Posted by Kayla | August 9, 2023
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Knowledgeable, kind & efficient!
Justin Riem is an amazing attorney. He represented me in a brutal divorce with an exhausting custody battle. The process was long and daunting however Justin walked me step by step through the process. I knew exactly what was going on with my case, when deadlines were approaching and the possible outcomes as we moved forward. Going through a divorce puts your entire life under a microscope. I had confidence, I had the best person working my case and representing me during court appearances. He shows kindness and compassion towards his clients but is very capable to be aggressive and assertive to the opposing side! If you find yourself in need of an attorney, I highly recommend Justin Riem at Arenson Law.
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Posted by Matthew | August 8, 2023
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Divorce Lawyer of Choice!
Justin helped me thru my divorce. He would always respond to my emails even if he was out of the office. His communication was great and I knew everything that was going on during the entire process. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Mike | August 7, 2023
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Divorce Case
Justin did an excellent job in my contentious divorce case. He was fair, professional and got the job done sooner than we all thought would be the case. Highly recommend his professional services.
Posted by Tyler | August 7, 2023
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Separation, Custody, & Protective Order
I found Arenson Law group after spending a lot of time looking online at various law offices and decided to move forward with having them represent me. Justin Riem was a terrific attorney who helped me achieve everything I sought in a very complicated custody case that included a protective order and protection for my children and I. I could not have been happier with my decision to hire Justin and his team. Very professional, responsive, and provided me great representation over what turned out to be a 2+ year case. Highly recommend!
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Posted by STEPHEN | August 7, 2023
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Great attorney
Justin Riem was my attorney for my lengthy divorce. Justin did an outstanding job communicating everything with me. Answered all my questions, explained my options and was persistent with the opposing attorney. Justin was very professional in and out of the court room and dealt with me as a friend or family member instead of just a client. I would highly recommend his services for any of my legal needs and would choose him again in the future if needed.
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Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2023
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Great Person and A Great Lawyer
I am very glad i stumbled on Justin as my attorney as he is very honest and a good listener and he answers every question that i had in a timely manner.
Posted by Madison | November 30, 2022
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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.
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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2022
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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.
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Posted by Emil | October 7, 2022
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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 .
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Posted by Martha | September 29, 2022
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Recommended
Read other reviews and Justin came highly recommended. Our divorce was completely very amicable and in a timely manor.
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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

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

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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."
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Cedar Rapids Divorce and separation Lawyer Justin D. Riem
Justin D. Riem
Divorce and separation Attorney
Cedar Rapids, IA
Licensed for 10 years
Virtual consultation available