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Joseph G. Bertroche, Jr.

Attorney and Counselor

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Sullivan & Ward, P.C.


6601 Westown Parkway, Suite 200
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266-7733
phone: 515-244-3500 | fax: 515-244-3599


Joseph G. Bertroche, Jr., Attorney and Counselor at Law has joined Sullivan & Ward, P.C., located in West Des Moines, IA. Mr. Bertroche practiced law in Cedar Rapids for over 36 years, practicing in Family Law, including, but not limited to Divorce, Custody, Support, Adoptions, Residential Real Estate transactions, Wills and Probate. Mr. Bertroche is a Mediator, Collaborative Law Lawyer and a Parenting Coordinator. In addition to Family Law, Mr. Bertroche has extensive experience representing businesses, banks, credit unions, hospitals, medical providers and credit grantors in Commercial and Civil Litigation. Mr. Bertroche was raised in the Des Moines area and graduated from Luther College in 1979, with bachelor’s degrees in English and Political Science, and graduated from Drake University Law School in 1982. He is married to Sharon Bertroche, Family Physician, and they have three sons.

Mr. Bertroche is a mediator, collaborative law lawyer and a parenting coordinator and finds a great deal of satisfaction helping people through difficult situations.

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