The Anderson, Wilmarth, Van Der Maaten, Belay, Fretheim, Gipp & Zahasky Law Office traces its roots to 1957, when it was founded by attorney Paul Strand. Since then, the firm's partners have dedicated themselves to being active members of the Decorah community and providing the highest-quality legal representation to residents and business owners in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota.

The advantage of our firm is that we are a true team of lawyers, each with particular areas of professional focus who frequently collaborate in the best interests of our clients. We are committed to providing prompt service and attention to each of our clients, whether they are seeking assistance with business contracts, estate planning documents or are involved in litigation. Attorneys Stephen Belay and Andrew Van Der Maaten are certified mediators who provide mediation services to individuals seeking an alternative to litigation.

Whether your legal needs are simple or complex, you can benefit from the experience and commitment to client satisfaction that our firm provides. Contact Anderson, Wilmarth, Van Der Maaten, Belay, Fretheim, Gipp & Zahasky to schedule a consultation.  Email us or call 563-382-2959.


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Address : 212 Winnebago Street
Decorah, IA 52101
Phone : (563) 382-2959
Fax : (563) 382-3773
Email : attorneys@andersonlawdecorah.com