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About

Amanda Van Wyhe
Attorney at Law & Family Law Mediator
1720 Summit Street – Historic Rose Hill
Sioux City, IA 51105
Phone & Fax: 712-212-9101
E-Mail: avanwyhe@siouxcitydivorcelawyer.com
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ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

Iowa State Court; South Dakota State Court; Nebraska State Court; Northern District of Iowa Federal Court; United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals; Winnebago Tribal Court.

MEMBERSHIPS

South Dakota State Bar Association; Nebraska State Bar Association; Iowa State Bar Association-Family Law Section; Iowa Association for Justice f/k/a Iowa Trial Lawyers Association; Woodbury County Bar Association; Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys – Board of Directors (2011); Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parents Association; Northwest Iowa Collaborative Law Professionals; International Academy of Collaborative Professionals; Woodbury County Bar Association-Fee Arbitration Committee.

BIOGRAPHY

Amanda Van Wyhe was an active member of the South Dakota Law Review and volunteered as a C.A.S.A. (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for abused and neglected children involved in juvenile court while attending law school. Following law school and prior to starting in private practice, Amanda was a law clerk for the Second Judicial Circuit Court in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Amanda entered private practice in 2006 starting in Sioux City, Iowa at the Vriezelaar, Tigges, Edgington, Bottaro, Boden & Ross, L.L.P. law firm as an associate. She became a partner at the firm in 2011.

In 2009, Mrs. Van Wyhe was officially recognized and commended by the Iowa Supreme Court for contributing more than 50 hours of pro bono service. Starting in February 2014, Amanda was elected to serve on the Judicial Nominating Commission for Judicial Election District 3B. Mrs. Van Wyhe’s term on the Judicial Nominating Commission will end in January 2020.

In March 2015, Mrs. Van Wyhe accepted the position of special prosecutor with the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. As the special prosecutor, Amanda represents the Tribe in the prosecution of all child and family court proceedings involving abuse, neglect, dependency and child in need of supervision cases. In addition to practicing as an attorney and special prosecutor, Amanda is also a divorce and family law mediator.

In June 2015, Mrs. Van Wyhe left the Vriezelaar Law Firm and founded Van Wyhe Law Firm & Mediation Center, PLC. Van Wyhe Law Firm & Mediation Center, PLC is located in a historic home in the Rose Hill neighborhood of Sioux City, Iowa. The home has been restored with careful attention to its original charm and character (including quartersawn oak floors and ornate wall sconces) while making it a functional space for the law firm.

EDUCATION

Law School: University of South Dakota (J.D. 2005)/Lead Articles Editor, South Dakota Law Review
College: University of South Dakota (B.A. University Scholar and Thesis with Distinction 2002)

PUBLICATIONS

“An Argument in Favor of Abrogating the Use of the Best Interests of the Child Standard to Circumvent the Jurisdictional Provisions of the Indian Child Welfare Act in South Dakota,” 49 South Dakota Law Review 107 (2004).