Christine L. Crilley, JD 

Christine L. Crilley is a nationally approved mediation trainer and mediator in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area. Her law office and mediation center is located in Hiawatha, Iowa.  Ms. Crilley is also a general practice attorney with over thirty years of experience.  Additional credentials and memberships include:

  • Certified Mediator by the Iowa Association of Mediators

  • Advanced Practitioner Nationally qualified by the Association for Conflict Resolution

  • Nationally approved Mediation Trainer by the Association for Conflict Resolution

  • Member of International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

  • Member of the Collaborative Lawyers of Eastern Iowa


As an Advanced Practitioner member of the Association for Conflict Resolution as well as a Linn County Family Law Roster Mediator, Christine mediates in a variety of different areas of the law and disputes, including but not limited to family law, real estate, construction disputes, probate disputes, organization conflicts (workplace, office, school, churches) business agreement disputes, and civil litigation.

Ms. Crilley’s mediation training received national approval in 2011 from the Association of Conflict Resolution (ACR).  She received her mediation training in 1999 from the Iowa Peace Institute; earned her J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Iowa in 1983 and her B.A. degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 1979. Also in 2011, Christine became a member of the Academy of International Collaborative Professionals as well as a member of the Collaborative Lawyers of Eastern Iowa.

Christine has sat on numerous Boards including the Iowa Mediation Services of Eastern Iowa and is Chair of the Linn County Fee Arbitration Committee.  Ms. Crilley previously served on the Board of Directors for the Iowa Association of Mediators (IAM); she is a current or past member of various mediation / dispute resolution organizations . She is a member of the Linn County Bar Association, Iowa State Bar Association and former Contract Mediator for the City of Cedar Rapids.

Ms. Crilley speaks to and trains various organizations on a variety of law and dispute resolution related topics and in the Fall of 2009 began presenting seminars and mediation training at her Mediation and Law Center in Hiawatha, Iowa. She has mediated over 1,500 cases since she began mediating in 1999.  In addition to being a mediation trainer, mediator and attorney, Ms. Crilley is also a former adjunct professor at Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she taught a general course in dispute resolution. Christine is also a Christian Conciliation Mediator and a Large Group Facilitator.

You can visit Christine's blog "There Has To Be A Better Way" by clicking on the following link:  There Has To Be A  Better Way

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