Patrick D. Kuehl

Patrick D Kuehl Law Firm

Des Moines, Iowa 50047

712-525-0500

Accident, Auto Accident, Contract, Family Law, Insurance, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Workers Compensation, Workplace, Wrongful Death


Patrick D. Kuehl, Attorney at Law was born, raised and educated in Sioux City, IA. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Briar Cliff College in 1976 and a law degree from Creighton University in 1979. Pat was admitted to the Nebraska Bar in 1979, the Iowa Bar in 1980 and is admitted in State and Federal Courts of Iowa and Nebraska.

Pat handles plaintiff Personal Injury, Wrongful Death cases and also Focuses on Automobile Collisions and Interstate Trucking Collisions and Mediation Services.

Specializing in Death and Serious Injury Cases.

Mediation Services

Mediation is a procedure in which the parties discuss their disputes with the assistance of a trained impartial third person(s) who assists them in reaching a settlement. It may be an informal meeting among the parties or a scheduled settlement conference. The dispute may either be pending in a court or potentially a dispute which may be filed in court. Cases suitable for mediation are disputes in commercial transactions, personal injury, construction, workers compensation, labor or community relations, divorce, domestic relations, employment or any other matters which do not involve complex procedural or evidentiary issues. Attendance at the mediation conference is voluntary by the parties, except where governed by statute or contract clause.

The mediator is a facilitator who has no power to render a resolution to the conflict. The parties will fashion the solution as the mediator moves through the process. In many jurisdictions the mediator is an attorney but can not give legal advise while in the role of a mediator. However, the mediator’s subject area expertise may be beneficial to the parties in wording and framing the mediated agreement or in circumstances where the parties are open to neutral case evaluation.

Mediation Benefits

The ability to fashion user friendly resolutions to a dispute is an attractive component of mediation. The parties are empowered to solve their problem in workable terms to achieve a “win-win” solution. This often promotes healing where one party feels tremendously aggrieved or allows the parties to continue their business, employment or personal relationship. In many cases the parties strengthen their working relationship for greater workplace efficiency.

Stages of Mediation

Once you have gone through all Five Stages of the mediation, the goal is to achieve a final and durable settlement of the dispute.

Stage One: Convening The Mediation
Stage Two: Opening Session
Stage Three: Communication
Stage Four: The Negotiation
Stage Five: Closure

Bar Admissions
Iowa & Nebraska
District Courts of Iowa and Nebraska
U.S. Federal courts of Iowa & Nebraska
4428 Perry Way
Sioux City, IA 51104

P: 712-525-0500
E: [email protected]