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Christine Crilley
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Crilley Mediation Services
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Office Phone
Do you offer your services online or only in-person?
Online offered
Please list any comments about offering services online or in person
By Zoom or Skype. We accommodate the needs of the participants.
Counties Served
Others by appointment
Weekdays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Weekends: by appointment Nights: by appointment
320 Miller Road, Hiawatha, Iowa 52233
Multiple conference rooms available – comfortable and relaxed environment with space for large conferencing up to 30-40 people.
Handicap Accessible
Parking Options
Convenient private parking lot
Types of Mediation Cases Desired
Family: All Issues, Family: Child Custody/Visitation, Property/Assets/Alimony/Support. Facilitated Settlement Arbitration in the areas of: Probate, Real Estate, Civil, Litigation, Business Employment, Christian Concilliation Mediation Large Group Facilitation Organizational (ie: churches, workplace, etc.)
Allows Attorneys at Mediation
Comments on allowing attorneys at mediation
Require advance agreement from both parties. Presence of attorneys in mediation permitted and encouraged.
Allows Third Parties at Mediation
Comments on allowing third parties at mediation
Require advance agreement from both parties. Must be considered on an individual basis.
Attorney and Mediator
Comments on Profession
There are multiple approaches to resolving disputes. Just as there are multiple ares of dispute: family issues, real estate/construction disputes, organizational conflicts (workplace, offices, churches) and civil litigaton. Different disputes require different approaches to resolving those disputes. Crilley Mediation Services is pleased to be able to offer a wider range of alternative forms of dispute resolution. * Mediation – Mediation provides a nonadversarial environment for the participants to work together with the mediator to explore alternative ideas amd ways to reach the agreement. The mediator is a neutral facilitator working to create a positive atmosphere condusive to settlement. Participants may attend with or without their attorney. * Facilitated Settlement – The neutral facilitator helps guide the parties through their own settlement of their disputes. Attorneys usually attend with the participants. *Arbitrations – Participants submit their agreement to an impartial arbitrator, usually agreeing that the arbitrator’s ruling in the dispute will be binding an dfinal. Attorneys usually attend with the participants.
Peace Institute Mediation Training 1999 (various other training updates) J.D. 1983 Law University of Iowa – College Of Law Bachelor 1979 Speech/English University Northern Iowa
Areas of Training
Small Claims Mediation Divorce – Custody / Visitation Divorce – Financial Issues Family Law Related Law Issues Skill Development Christian Concilliation Mediation Large Group Facilitation
Work Experience
Attorney with over 30 years experience in family law area, as well as construction law, business law, probate law, litigation and other general areas of practice, Teacher 1979-1980 Mediator with over 14 years of experience primarily in the family law area. Former Adjunct Professor at Mt. Mercy University Former Mediator of Record for the City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa Speaker with over 25 years of experience with the Iowa Bar Association; Mediators of Eastern Iowa; The National Business Institute; Kirkwood Community College; and multiple other professional and local organizations. Mediation and Collaborative Law Trainer
Spoken Languages
Date of Initial Mediation Training
June 1999
Mediation Training Hours
Mediation Fees/Charges
The cost for a two hour minimum mediation is $225.00 per participant. This fee includes scheduling and documents required by the Court. We do not charge a separate administrative fee. In the event you schedule for longer than the minimum two hours or extend beyond the two hour appointment, each additional hour is charged at the rate of $225.00 per hour. 3 hour minimum charge when the mediation is takes place away from my office unless I am your default mediator and travel to your county, in which case my 2 hour minimum charge is in effect. $225.00 Per Hour for Agreement drafting 3 hour minimum for out-of-county mediations.
Settlement Conference Mediator?
Mediation Prep Session Attorney?
Mediation Prep Session Attorney Fees
$200 an hour, one hour minimum
MSEI Roster Mediators are professionals who meet the Requirements for 6th Judicial District Roster Mediators.
Mediation Services of Eastern Iowa

319-248-1940 |
509 Kirkwood Ave., Iowa City, IA 52240