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Contact Information

First Name:Paul
Last Name:Waterman
Office Phone:
Cell Phone:319-351-8181
Organization:Kennedy, Gelner, Cronk & Waterman, PC


Online mediation offered?:Mediation: In-Person Only
Comments on online/in-person mediation:
Counties Served:Iowa, Johnson, Linn, and Others by appointment

Mediations scheduled Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Available most nights and weekends by appointment.


920 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA 52240


Three conference rooms.

Handicap Accessible:Yes

Plenty of free parking in lot.

Types of Mediation Cases Desired:

Family: All Issues, Family: Child Custody/Visitation, Property/Assets/Alimony/Support

Allows Attorneys at Mediation:Yes
Comments on allowing attorneys:

Attorneys can be present with the consent of both parties.

Allows Third Parties at Mediation:Yes
Comments on allowing third parties:

Third parties can be present with the consent of both parties.


Profession:Attorney and Mediator

I believe that the court system is ill-equipped to fashion lasting solutions to problems encountered by families, especially where children are involved. Mediation provides the parties with a forum in which they can decide for themselves what arrangements will best suit their needs.


B.A., University of Iowa, 2001 (Philosophy and Political Science).

J.D., University of Iowa College of Law, 2004.

Areas of Training:

Have received mediation training in all aspects of family law, including child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, property division, and domestic violence.

Work Experience

Practice primarily in Divorce and Child Custody. Licensed in Iowa and Illinois. Member of International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and Collaborative Lawyers of Eastern Iowa.

Spoken Languages:English
Initial Mediation Training:September 2010
Mediation Training Hours:50+

No charge for initial telephone interview with each party, including answering any questions the parties may have about the process. No charge for preparation of all documents related to the mediation, including the memorandum of issues provided to the parties or their attorneys following the mediation.

$125 per person for the first hour, $100 per person for each subsequent hour, including any additional hours scheduled at a future date.