The Law Firm of C. Kevin McCrindle

C. Kevin McCrindle


Kevin McCrindle is the principal attorney at McCrindle Law, having started the firm in 1977. Kevin’s practice focuses on estate planning, wills, trusts, and probate law, business law, and taxation. In addition, Kevin practices in the areas of real estate law and agricultural law.


Kevin assists clients with their tax, estate and business succession planning. Often the focus is working with individuals to pass wealth to their families with the least tax, administrative expense and inconvenience possible. In addition, he helps clients instill goals and values in future generations through their estate plan, frequently collaborating with the clients’ other financial and tax advisors.

Kevin also counsels executors, trustees and beneficiaries of estates. An ACTEC-trained mediator, he believes that many probate and family succession disputes can be resolved through the process of mediation. He is a frequent speaker on estate planning topics for continuing legal education programs and community groups.


  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating® by Martindale-Hubbel Legal Directory
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® in areas of Tax Law, Trusts, and Estates
  • Listed in the Great Plains Super Lawyers® in areas of Estate Planning and Probate, Tax, and Real Estate.


St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 1972
Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, Juris Doctor, 1975


Montgomery v. Michaels: Surviving Spouse Can Reach a Totten Account to the Extent Necessary to Meet Statutory Share, 5 LOYOLA UNIV. L. J. 688.


Black Hawk County Bar Association

The Iowa State Bar Association

Probate and Trust Law Section
         Section Council (1994-1997 and 2001-2005)
         Chair (2003-2004)
Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
Agricultural Law Section
Board of Governors (2001-2003)

Wisconsin Bar Association

Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

Member, American Bar Association

Section of Taxation, Business Cooperatives and Agriculture Committee
Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Emotional and Psychological Issues in Estate Planning Committee

Black Hawk County Estate Planning Council (1983-present)

President (1989-1990)

Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) (1998-present)

Member of Program, Practice, and New Fellows Steering Committees and Iowa State Chair (2010-present)


Exceptional Persons Foundation

Planned Giving Committee (2002-present)

Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra

Board of Directors (2002-present)
President Elect (2003-2005)
President (2005-2007)

Lutheran Laymen’s League, International

President, Iowa District East, Zone II (2000-2003)

Waterloo Downtown Rotary Club

President (2000-2001)
Board of Directors (1998-2001)
Youth Exchange Director (2001-2005)

Rotary International, District 5970
Youth Exchange Committee (1984-present)
Assistant District Governor (2002-2004)

Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Board of Directors (2004-2010)

Visiting Nursing Association Foundation

Vice-President (2005-present)

Allen Memorial Hospital Foundation

Board of Directors (2008-present)
Vice President (2011-present)

Wartburg College Planned Giving Advisory Council (2011-present)

Waterloo Community Schools Foundation Planned Giving Committee (2011-present)

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