Scott S. Riemenschneider was admitted to the Iowa Bar in 1993. Scott completed his undergraduate degree in 1990, earning a Bachelor’s Degree, cum laude, in Economics and Business Administration from Coe College in Cedar Rapids. He then earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Juris Doctorate in 1993 from Drake University in Des Moines.  Scott is admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts located in Iowa.

Scott’s primary areas of practice include Wills, Trusts, Probate, Estate Planning, Guardianships/Conservatorships, Real Estate, Income Tax and Elder Law.  He is a co-author of the Handbook for Older Iowans and helped produce the Guardianship and Conservatorship Training Video which is distributed by the Iowa State Bar Association.  He is also a contributor to the Substitute Decision Making DVD developed by the Iowa Department of Elder Affairs.

Since being admitted to the bar, Scott has handled numerous cases involving many different legal issues including divorce, adoption, bankruptcy, criminal law and debt collection. Prior to joining Wilson Deege Despotovich Riemenschneider & Rittgers, PLC, he was the managing partner for the downtown law firm formerly known as Riemenschneider, Rydell & Smalley. Scott was born and raised in Des Moines and attended Roosevelt High School. His family owns farm land in Marshall County. He is married with three daughters.


  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association (Probate Section)
  • Charter Member Iowa Academy of Trust and Estate Counsel (IATEC)
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Des Moines Estate Planners Forum (2015-16 President)
  • Des Moines Christian School Foundation (Board of Trustees)



Drake University, 1993 J.D.
Drake University, 1993 M.B.A.
Coe College, 1990 B.A.


Probate and Estate Administration
Elder Law
Estate Planning
Real Estate
Business Law
Succession Planning
Guardianships and Conservatorships
Tax Law
Estate Litigation


Laura L. May

Call: (515) 327-1000 ext. 211