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Estate Planning, Trusts Wills Probate & Estate Administration, Family Law Litigation, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Business & Commercial Law

Iowa, 1977, U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1977, U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1977, U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1979

The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia, Honors: With Distinction
University of Iowa, Honors: With Distinction, Major: Business Administration


    Speaker: BLR Webinar on "Legal Insurance Plans" on June 3, 2015;
    Speaker: To corporate employees on "Importance of Estate Planning for Every Individual" on July 15th, 2014

Ron Anderson has been providing his clients with prompt, effective, and friendly service for over 35 years. He has achieved the highest lawyer rating from the prestigious Martindale Hubbell rating service (AV). His service is cost-effective and result-oriented.

Ron has a broad-based general practice which specializes in estate planning. He has helped individuals and families in central Iowa and throughout the state with Wills, Revocable Trusts, Financial Powers of Attorney, Healthcare Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, and other estate planning documents. Ron also assists individuals and families with probate.

Other areas in which Ron practices are civil litigation including Plaintiff's Personal Injury cases and Defense of Personal Injury claims; incorporations and sale of homes. Ron also practices family law, including Dissolution of Marriage with particular emphasis on uncontested dissolutions and those in which the parties want to achieve settlement without the extraordinary cost and divisiveness which a divorce can often bring to some couples.

Our offices are conveniently located and provide ample free parking. We offer weekend appointments, home visits and telephone and internet consultations and communication.




"Ron Anderson assisted us with converting our assets to a Revocable Trust. We found him to be professional, efficient, knowledgeable and personable. We had not met him prior to this but would highly recommend him. We found everyone in the office to be of similar ability."


"Ron did an excellent job with my personal situation that I needed legal services for. He kept me well informed, was very professional yet showed that he cared about me and my financial situation--not seeing me as just another client that is paying for legal services. Ron gave me great advice and didn't pressure me on anything. I would highly recommend Ron!"


"Mr. Anderson recently prepared our will and living trust. He was very knowledgeable and kept us informed through the entire process. I will use Mr. Anderson's services again, when I need a lawyer."


"Ron Anderson was not only a wonderful & knowledgeable lawyer for my legal issues, he is also a compassionate person. Ron knows the law, he was outstanding during my legal issues & very impressive. I referred my neighbor to Ron and she too was thrilled with his service and with the overall experience also. I knew Ron was on my side and he was straight with me too. Ron is my lawyer for life! I highly recommend him."


"While working with Ron and team this last year on a very sensitive family Guardianship and conservatorship, I have found Ron and team to not only be responsive, reliable, but resourceful as well. Ron has been able to work with many challenges, and still come through as trusted resource through it all."


"It is my pleasure to endorse Ronald L. Anderson and the Howes & Anderson, P.C. Law Firm as an exemplary law firm. Ron is very competent, conscientious, trustworthy, and gives great attention to detail. Ron can be depended upon to handle a variety of small business and personal legal matters in a professional and timely manner. I have only praise for Ron and his firm and will continue my business relationship with them."

David, Clive, Iowa

"Ron, it was wonderful to work with you! I was very pleased with the quality, attentiveness, and responsiveness of your services. You helped me feel hopeful about my situation, even though I was 'David' going against 'Goliath.' And best of all, you helped this 'David' prevail! You have earned my most enthusiastic recommendation."

P.M., West Des Moines, Iowa

"When my daughter died we contacted Ron Anderson to help in setting up her estate to avoid probate. In doing so Ron was prompt, friendly yet was very professional. Ron also updated our Will and set up a Special Needs Trust for another daughter. Ron was always available on short notice if we needed any questions answered. I would recommend Ron for any personal legal matters."

Jim Schreck

"I had the opportunity to work with Ron Anderson to settle my recently deceased sister's estate and to initiate her trust administration. Despite the fact that this was an intensely emotional and difficult situation in which I found myself, Ron made the process smooth, efficient and as painless as possible. He was patient while I worked through all of my questions and took extra time to ensure I understood what was needed, why it was needed and what the next steps were. After the estate was closed, I used Ron again to redo our trust and estate documents to ensure our own children would be taken care of in the event it was necessary. He provided excellent guidance and direction on how to set things up to ensure they met our intent. I would highly recommend Ron for any of your estate planning needs."

Erin Barfels, Chief Human Resource Officer

"Ron Anderson has been an incredible resource and advisor to my husband and me. He takes the time to understand our legal issue and genuinely cares about helping us resolve it. Thanks to Ron, we have peace of mind that our estate is in order."

Nicolle Schippers