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Dan Bechtol, MACRR
Founding Partner

Dan is a native of Atlantic, Iowa.  He has returned to the area as a founder and mediator of SIMS.  Dan received his undergraduate from Drake University with a focus in Legal Studies and Sociology.  He holds a masters degree in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation, and is pursuing a doctorate in Conflict Analysis.  Dan has extensive experience working with high conflict individuals and family dynamics.

Dan also serves as a board member of the Iowa Fourth Judicial Mediation Program, and is currently Vice-President/Incoming President of the Iowa Association of Mediators.

Mr. Bechtol is a certified trainer in DV/Intimate Partner Abuse situations.  He also trains mediators in general mediation practices and domestic relation mediation practices.

Dan founded Southwest Iowa Mediation Services in Atlantic, Iowa in 2009 with Lenore Andrea Simon, JD.


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