Maria M. Waterman

Maria M. Waterman PLLC

Des Moines, Iowa 50301


Alimony, Asset Distribution, Child Custody, Child Support Modification, Co-Parenting, Divorce, Divorce Modification and Enforcement, Domestic Relations, Family, Guardianship, LGTBQ, Pet Mediation, Probate, Real Estate, Same Sex Disputes

Having almost 30 years of experience as a Family Law attorney handling all types and sizes of family law cases, including cases with an excess of $50 million in assets, as well as cases with an average amount of assets.  I’ve handled very contentious custody and visitation cases and have dealt with difficult clients and opponents, so I understand the psychology of the divorce situation for both parties and their attorneys.  I believe the length and breadth of my experience makes me uniquely qualified in family law cases. 


            Loras College, B.A.  (Economics) Dubuque, Iowa - 1984

            University of Iowa J.D. (with Distinction) - 1987

            Trained Mediator – 2015


Licensed to practice law in Iowa & Illinois

Employment History:

                1987-2000            Lane & Waterman

                                                Associate and Partner

                2002-2008            Self-Employed

                                                Part-time (home office)

                2010-2016            Maria M. Waterman, PLLC

                                                220 N. Main Street

                                                Suite 417

                                                Davenport, IA  52801

                                                Specialty:  Family Law - Sole Practitioner

                2016-present     Maria M. Waterman, PLLC

                                                P.O. Box 258

                                                Pleasant Valley, Iowa 52767

                                                Family Law Attorney and Mediator

Licenses & Certifications

Completed 40 Hour Comprehensive Course in Divorce & Family Mediation

Practice Areas:

Legal practice areas have included general litigation and family law.  Over thirty years of experience in handling all types of family law cases, high asset divorces (which include complicated business valuations), custody actions, and other highly contested family law cases of almost every kind.

Community Activities:

                Past Member: HELP Legal Aid

                Past Member: Iowa Title Guaranty

                Past Member: Iowa Civil Rights Commission

                Past Member: Variety Club – The Children’s Charity

                Past Member: Family Resources Board

                Charter Member of Quad City Women’s Leadership Council

                Current Member: Trinity Cathedral Vestry

                Current Member: Board of Scott County Regional Development Authority

                Ad Hoc Volunteer at Humility of Mary Shelter, Davenport, Iowa.


               Scott County Bar Association

               Iowa Bar Association

               Illinois Bar Association

               Iowa Bar Foundation

7550 Middle Rd, Suite 300
Bettendorf, IA  52722

P: 563-340-0518
E: [email protected]