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Scott E. Schroeder

Child custody Attorney at Burlington, IA

4.9   27 reviews

Licensed for 27 years

About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    30%

    23 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    30%

    23 years, 250 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    25%

    28 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Other
    10%

  5. Child support
    5%

    23 years, 150 cases

I am a 1995 graduate of Drake University Law School, with honors.  I did my undergraduate work at the University of Iowa, graduating in 1990 with a double major in political science and Russian language.  My partner, Michael Clark, and I went to law school together and were prosecutors at the Des Moines County Attorney's Office before moving to private practice.  We have 25 years of experience in criminal law, family law (including divorce and child custody) and other areas.  

Licensed for 27 years
State IA
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 09/14/2022

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

Contact Scott

Clark & Schroeder
231 S. 3rd St.
Suite B
Burlington, IA, 52601

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Randy | June 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Director of Compliance
I was in need of a defense lawyer for our Company with only a few days before trial was set to begin. I had been denied by several local firms prior to Mr. Schroeder accepting me as a client. We discussed the case and came to agreement on how to proceed - and ultimately prevailed. So thankful for his representation.
Posted by Sandra | May 10, 2022
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For a divorce
Mr Schroeder answered all my questions and did everything I asked of him his office is very polite and understanding.
Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2021
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Will hire again if needed but hope not !!
Scott is Great lawyer Will hire again just hope I don’t need him again but if I do definitely give him a call !!!
Response from Scott Schroeder August 26, 2021
Call me if you need me. But don't need me.
Posted by Susan | January 16, 2021
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Excellent and attentive
Scott Schroeder did an excellent job for me. He personally kept me informed throughout the case and explained my options very clearly. Not only did he present all of the possible outcomes to me, but he also was cognizant of my financial situation and described the ramifications and time tables of the results of each. He is open, honest and approachable. I was in a very difficult situation and he reassured me and made me feel comfortable. I highly recommend Scott Schroeder!
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Posted by Jason | September 13, 2020
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Scott is the best lawyer around
I have used Scott many times. Always on top of things gives you a straight up answer. I have now recommend him to my 27 year old son to represent him. He feels confident with scott as his lawyer as well.
Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2020
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Excellent service
Very honest, direct, and fast and getting information to me. Worth every penny
Posted by Bob | May 13, 2020
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Highly Satisfied
I hired Scot to help take care of a criminal case in as timely a fashion as possible. He helped make a very bad situation much more tolerable. His communication was timely and considering the circumstances in the world today everything was handled extremely efficient. I would highly recommend Scott.
Posted by Dan and Stacia | March 12, 2020
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Custody
Scott was very good about explaining the process. This was not an easy case and he knew what steps he would be taking up until the end.
Posted by Cliff | February 14, 2020
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Great work
Scott was a huge asset in handling my out-of-state traffic violation. I would highly recommend his criminal defense work.
Posted by Chris | February 13, 2020
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Excellence
Mr Schroeder was absolutely professional when it came to my case, Mr. Schroeder and his staff were helpful and responsive to all our questions and concerns regarding our case, his offices personal attention to all details of my court case was impeccable. I highly recommend Mr. Schroeder and his firm.
Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2019
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Professional, Personable, Knowledgeable, Efficient
I hired Scott for my custody case and I was not disappointed. My children’s father filed a petition to take them from me. I hired Scott to handle this matter for me, because their father was never around. I was shooting for supervised visits so my kids could get to know him, he made that happen. I shot for full physical care and we were on our way to that, after I went for full physical care their father actually voluntarily signed his rights over and today my husband adopted them. Scott is very professional, personable, knowledgeable, and efficient. He never strayed off my case even with multiple cases going or put up with bs. Everything was handled in a fast and professional manner. The first time I went to speak with Scott I had both my children with me and when I was getting ready to leave he was rolling around on the ground with them playing peekaboo making them laugh. He is worth the money he asks for. Because of him I’m able to continue to give my kids the lives they deserve and they don’t have to be confused. If I ever need a lawyer again for anything, I will be hiring Scott no questions asked. He’s a top notch attorney and I will recommend him over and over again. Thank you so much Scott!
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Response from Scott Schroeder December 12, 2019
It was a pleasure representing you and your family.
Posted by Taccoa | October 29, 2019
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Honest, upfront, and works hard for you!
I contacted and quickly made an appointment to meet with Mr. Schroeder after I first did my own research on his, along with several other attorney’s backgrounds. I was also given many high recommendations for his services. I knew the first time I met Scott that he was the exact person I wanted in my corner for my case. I noticed and admired immediately his blunt yet very humble honesty. He gave me the pros and cons regarding my upcoming case, and made me feel at ease when he told me straight forward that he would let me know if he believed something I thought was pertinent to the case was in fact necessary, or not. He explained throughly what was to be expected in the up coming weeks leading to my trial, and with doing so helped lessen my nervousness of the unknown process and unfamiliar terminology. Scott was prompt to reply to phone calls and emails I made or sent with questions and to update me on any changes with the case. Overall, I wholeheartedly highly recommend Scott’s services, and have in fact given, and intend to continue to give, his contact information to friends who seek counsel in his field of practice, without hesitation. Not only do I truly respect the way Scott worked so diligently, and detail oriented on my case, but also that he made me feel at ease while he maintained a very personable, trustworthy attorney/client relationship from start to finish.
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Posted by Tom | October 17, 2019
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Best lawyer I've ever used!
Scott did everything with professionalism, kindness, and concern. My case was unusual and involved working across state lines. To say he saved me a great deal of angst and trouble would be an understatement!
Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2019
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Excellent service and a helpful, professional attitude
I hired Scott Schroeder to represent me on a school bus violation. Mr. Schroeder was extremely knowledgeable on this subject. He helped to ease my mind and helped to build a great case for me. I did not end up with the heavy burden of this ticket on my record. Mr. Schroeder was able to supply enough evidence, along with my case proving in good enough standing already, that I was able to go to driving school and as long as I did not get another driving offense I would be free from the charge. I was very pleased with Scott Schroeder and his services. He is not only a very good attorney but he is helpful and has compassion. I would highly recommend him if you are looking for an attorney.
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Posted by Angie | September 6, 2019
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Above and beyond!
In my lifetime I have only needed an attorney for a few family law or estate reasons. When this particular case came up I knew we needed someone good. Scott kept us well informed. He even came to our home to interview potential witnesses (on a Sunday!) as well as other locations other than just his office. He uses any and all resources available.
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Posted by CHAD | July 1, 2019
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success
I hired Scott for a case that was very important to get taken care of in the right way and in a timely manner. Scott was very professional and was very good at keeping me in the loop. He was very knowledgeable and had the answers to my questions and concerns. All in all I would recommend Scott in a heartbeat!
Posted by Corina | June 28, 2019
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Highly Satisfied Client!
Mr. Schroeder made every part of the legal process go very smoothly, and fought for my best interest at all times. His communication was second to none, as well as his willingness to do what was best for me. He is intelligent, highly qualified, and very professional. If you need a great defense or family lawyer, I would recommend Mr. Schroeder and I would also use him again if I need representation!
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Posted by Todd Hilton | September 7, 2018
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Family Court
I was extremely satisfied with how organized, professional and how much Scott advocated for me and my son!! 110% recommended!!
Posted by Dana LaVeine | August 8, 2018
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Child Custody
I had a previous attorney in my custody battle and felt I was getting demolished. Soon as I fired him and hired Scott the whole thing turned my way. The momentum picked up and he was in charge of the show. I felt more relief after hiring Scott. He is fierce. Needless to say in a short amount of time we were signing for me to have Sole Custody.. I recommend to anyone who ask about attorneys. Very pleased and felt the weight off my shoulders once hiring Scott
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Posted by Tammy | October 28, 2017
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Traffic violation
He did a good job being orgnized for trial, he was truthful with the chances of winning, he was able to bring up good points in the trial to help the jury understand. He does a great job.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Clark & Schroeder PLC
  • 2016 - Present

Education

  • Drake University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • State v. Kaley Wilson
  • Negotiated plea
  • State v. Jason Twitchell
  • Negotiated plea
  • State v. Antoine Spann
  • Negotiated a plea with prosecutors

Associations

  • Des Moines County Bar
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • With Honors
  • Drake University Law School
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Bench-Bar Conference
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • 2019

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Burlington Child custody Lawyer Scott E. Schroeder
Scott E. Schroeder
Child custody Attorney
Burlington, IA
Licensed for 27 years