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Family Law, Juvenile Law, & Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving Des Moines, Iowa

We understand legal issues can be overwhelming. Our goal is to find a solution that fits your needs.

When you feel like your family is falling apart or you are faced with criminal charges, the stress you’re dealing with can seem unmanageable. No matter what you’re going through, we offer compassionate legal services that will help you find the right solution for you and your family.

You can count on us to be upfront and transparent about the status of your case, every step of the way.

We truly care about our clients and the outcome of their cases. We know that your satisfaction depends on understanding all of your options and the possible results, so we are committed to providing you with honest and regular communication so that you never feel in the dark.

The knowledge we use to craft strategies come from years of helping clients in situations like yours.

Whether your legal matter involves family law, juvenile law, or criminal law, we are prepared to help you navigate the legal system and move forward with your life. With nearly two decades of combined experience informing our strategies, no case is too big or too small for us to handle.

Jacob Van Cleaf


Ever since I was a student at Drake University Law School, I knew that I wanted to be my own boss.
Upon graduating with my law degree, I decided to set out on my own and open a client-oriented practice that would make a positive impact on the communities in Des Moines.

Colin McCormack


I’ve known since childhood that I always wanted to be an attorney. As a child, I thought it was cool that you could have a job where you get to argue with people, but since my time as a law student, I’ve come to realize my passion is driven by the opportunity to truly help people.

Amelia Wildt


As the Office Manager at Van Cleaf & McCormack Law Firm LLP, I have the opportunity to build relationships with each and every client that walks through our door. I enjoy getting to know our clients and their families and helping their legal experience anyway that I can.

What Our
Clients Say


Put simply, we do what’s best for you and your family.

With our firm, you get more than just a lawyer— you get an entire support system. We’re here to help you make informed decisions so that you and your family can move forward.

At Van Cleaf & McCormack Law Firm LLP, we value the trust our clients put in us to fight for their rights and best interests, no matter what situation they find themselves in.

Whether you are moving forward with a divorce, battling over custody of your children, or need a strong defense against criminal charges, it is not our job to judge you or the matter at hand. Our job is to get to know you and your goals so that we can guide you towards the best solution that satisfies your personal needs.

With years of experience serving the needs of individuals and families of Des Moines, we are ready to offer reliable legal services and support for your family law, juvenile law, or criminal defense situation today.

We believe that everyone is entitled to strong, compassionate counsel and representation. If you need a legal advocate on your side, contact us for a free consultation and learn how our expertise could work for you.