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Crystal Lee Weiland Usher

Family Attorney at Cedar Rapids, IA

5.0   1 review

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About Crystal

Learn Crystal’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Dissolution of Marriage (contested and uncontested)-Alimony-Paternity-Adoptions-Custody disputes-Child Support (establishment of obligation and reviews)-Modification actions-Family law appeals

    42 years

  2. Litigation
    Personal Injury litigation excluding malpractice cases; Worker's compensation; commercial litigation such as foreclosure of mechanic's liens, replevin, contract enforcement, business litigation

    42 years

  3. Criminal defense
    Serious Misdemeanor, Aggravated Misdemeanor and felony defense; Operating While Intoxicated; Possession of Controlled Substances-all state court criminal defense.

    42 years

  4. Estate planning
    Preparation of Wills, Powers of Attorney; Medical Powers of Attorney

    29 years

  5. Probate
    Representation in Guardianship and Conservatorship actions both, voluntary and involuntary; probate of estates

    39 years

Licensed for 41 years
State IA
Status Active
Acquired 1981
Updated 03/14/2023

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

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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2015
Happy Divorce Client
Crystal was a fantastic attorney for me throughout my divorce and custody proceedings. It wasn't just about the fact that she got me a great result, it was much more than that. She was a great listener and was incredibly kind to me from the start, even when I was fully aware that I was being a bit difficult. She knows divorce and custody law inside and out and that made me feel very confident that I made the right attorney choice. She was always quick to tell me about a development in my case and was professional 100% of the time. The only reason i gave her a 4 out of 5 on responsiveness was because during my case she experienced a change in legal assistants and I think that caused things got backed up for a while and she was hard to get a hold of for a few days. I completely understood how that could be difficult but I wanted this review to be completely honest and not sound like someone who was asked to write a glowing review. Her daughter is her new assistant and she is very professional in person and on the phone. She was surprisingly knowledgeable about her mother's clients and about how to handle certain situations in the event her mother was unavailable. I was impressed with her because I know it cannot be easy having your mom as a boss. :) I hope this helps anyone who looks at this page make a good decision when looking for an attorney. If you choose Crystal as your lawyer, you will definitely walk away knowing that nobody else would have worked as hard as she did to get you the outcome you wanted.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-225 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Nazette, Marner, Nathanson & Shea LLP
  • 1998 - Present


  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • Mount Mercy College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Gensley v. Gensley
  • Court of Appeals Affirmed award of sole custody in first appeal; obtained finding of contempt which was affirmed in the second appeal; the third appeal from a contempt ruling is pending


  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • 1982 - Present
  • Linn County Bar Association
  • 1982 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Supreme court of Iowa
  • 2013
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Supreme Court of Iowa
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Supreme Court of Iowa
  • 2011
  • Graduated with Distinction
  • University of Iowa
  • 1981
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
Endorse Crystal
Family Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Crystal is a very competent and dedicated attorney. She "tells it like it is" and is a great advocate for her clients. I endorse her because she is a wonderful attorney who knows the law and how to communicate well with her clients."

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Crystal Lee Weiland Usher
Family Attorney
Cedar Rapids, IA
Licensed for 41 years
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