Criminal Defense & Juvenile Law in Nevada, Iowa

A trusted local resource

I firmly believe that if you're in need of legal counsel, you deserve an attorney who's extremely dedicated and genuinely invested in your well-being. I thrive on being that trusted resource to the people of Nevada, Iowa and surrounding communities.

Focused on Getting the Best Result for Your Case

Right now, your focus may be on "winning," but in truth, a victory looks different in every case. I'm prepared to offer both amicable and aggressive solutions - whatever it takes to get your case moving in the right direction.


Proudly serving the counties of Story, Marshall, Boone, Hamilton, & Hardin.

Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

Juvenile Law

Juvenile Law



What Can I Help You With?

My knowledge & experience are at your disposal.


Defending against a felony, misdemeanor, or juvenile charge

I have defended just about every kind of criminal charge you can think of, including drug possession, theft, violent crimes, sex crimes, white collar crimes, and juvenile delinquency charges.


Standing up for a child in need of assistance (CINA)

The State claims a child has been abused or neglected. The consequences to the family can be severe, long-lasting and sometimes permanent. Both the parents and the child need experienced representation to protect and preserve the family and get additional help if it is needed.


Adopting a child

Whether you are looking to adopt a child the traditional way or you're a step-parent or relative aiming to adopt a child who's already in the family, think of me as your go-to resource. I'll guide you through the adoption process and work to ensure that everything is handled correctly from a legal standpoint.

Mark Olberding

Attorney at Law

I've always been driven by a need to serve and help others. This drive is what first led me into law, then into my role as a JAG officer in the U.S. Army, and finally into establishing this practice.

Let's Find the Best Solution to Your Situation.

It's not always about "beating" the other side. It's about finding the solution that makes the most sense for you.

People tend to associate law with conflict, but in truth, it's just the opposite - practicing law is all about taking an existing problem and finding a way to minimize any negative impact it could have on the rest of your life. So, rather than getting wrapped up in the concept of "winning" or "losing," let's focus on what's going to be the most beneficial for you specifically.

It all starts with clear communication

Before we can solve your legal issue, you and I will need to get on the same page. Fortunately for you, I happen to be a very invested listener. I genuinely want to understand your perspective and expectations so that I can offer the best service and most effective solutions possible. So, when we meet to discuss your case, know that you'll have the floor. My role is to listen, inform, and support any decisions you make regarding your case.

I'll explain what to expect as we proceed

Now, I may be the legal professional in this relationship, but you're the one who needs to feel in control of your situation. That's why, instead of simply taking over and leaving you to wonder what's going on, I'll keep you informed and prepared every step of the way. For instance, if you're facing a criminal charge, I'll explain what to expect from the prosecution, how to prepare for court proceedings, and what you can do to improve your chances of success.

We'll pursue your best options

Every case (whether criminal, juvenile, or family-related) is unique, which means we need to be flexible in our approach. For my part, I will stand ready to mediate, litigate, and pursue different combinations of negotiation tactics in order to help you reach the ideal solution for your situation.