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Smith Peterson Law Firm, LLP

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The Sawyer Building133 West BroadwayP.O. Box 249Council Bluffs, IA 51502-0249
Phones: 712-309-3755
Fax: (712) 328-8320
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Our law firm has been practicing continuously in Iowa and Eastern Nebraska as a partnership since November 1908. The law firm has been a leader in the Midwest since that time. One of our founding partners became the Lieutenant Governor of Iowa and another served as a Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court. Other partners have served, and continue to serve, in various leadership positions within the Iowa State Bar Association. We are a full service law practice providing comprehensive legal...

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Our law firm has been practicing continuously in Iowa and Eastern Nebraska as a partnership since November 1908. The law firm has been a leader in the Midwest since that time. One of our founding partners became the Lieutenant Governor of Iowa and another served as a Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court. Other partners have served, and continue to serve, in various leadership positions within the Iowa State Bar Association. We are a full service law practice providing comprehensive legal service in complex litigation and office practice matters. We serve the greater southwestern Iowa and eastern Nebraska region.

Our firm is well experienced in the following areas: Litigation, Trial Law, Workers Compensation, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Estates and Probate Law.

Our law firm endeavors to provide quality legal services to meet all of our clients' needs through a unified team effort, drawing upon the unique strengths and experiences of all within the partnership. We are externally competitive and internally supportive and committed to providing our clients with the best possible representation.

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Practice Areas
LitigationGeneralEstate PlanningPersonal InjuryProbate & Estate AdministrationReal Estate LawTaxation LawWillsWorkers' Compensation LawTrial Law
Litigation
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Honors
Council Bluffs Chamber of Commerce Beautification Award, 1987 - 1988Council Bluffs Senior Center Superior Support Award, 1999
Published Works
Pretrial Discovery in Iowa, 19 Drake L Rev 164, Vol I, 1969The Changed Face of Liability For Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harrassment: The Supreme Court Imposes Strict Liability in Faragher v. City of Boca Raton and Burlington , Ind Inc. Ellerth, 32 Creighton L. Rev. 1635, 1999Estimating Settlement Values, Iowa Defense Counsel, 1985Products Liability Update, Iowa Defense Counsel, 1988Comparative Fault Update, Iowa Defense Counsel, 1989Strategy and Discovery in Crop Damage Cases, Iowa Defense Counsel, 1994"Reservation of Rights, Are They Really Effective?", Iowa Academy Trial Lawyers, 1999Legal Causation Between Injuries and Back Disorders, Iowa Association of Workers Compensation Lawyers, Inc., 1980"Case Evaluation/Measure of Damages", Bridge the Gap ISBA, 1985"Motions During Trial", Bridge the Gap ISBA, 1986"How Age, Education and Motivation Affect Industrial Disability", Iowa Workers Compensation
Classes and Seminars
Alternative Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Smith Peterson Law Firm, 1999
Checklist for Taking Statements, Smith Peterson Law Firm, 1994
First Party Bad Faith in Worker Compensation Cases, Smith Peterson Law Firm, 1994
Risk Assessed Marketing (Agriculture Comodities), Smith Peterson Law Firm, 1995
Pro Bono Activities
Council Bluffs Senior CenterCommunity Education Inc.Bluffs Art CouncilPhi Delta Phi International Legal FraternityIowa State Bar Young Lawyers DivisionCatholic Social Services
Representative Clients
Alegent HealthAllied Group Insurance (Insurance Defense)Allstate Insurance Co.Amber EnterprisesAmerican Agrisurance (Insurance)American Family Ins. Co.Bank Iowa (Banking)Bunge Corporation (Agricultural)Children's Square-USA (Children's Home)City of Carter Lake, IowaCity of Treynor, IowaContinental Western Insurance CompanyCouncil Bluffs Community School DistrictCouncil Bluffs Nonpareil Newspaper GroupCouncil Bluffs Water Works (Municipality)Employers Mutual Co. (Insurance Defense)Farm Bureau Mutual InsuranceGAB Robbins Co.General Casualty Insurance Co.Grinnell Mutual Insurance Co.Heartland Properties (Real Estate)Iowa Western Community College (Education)Lewis Central Community School DistrictMetropolitan Life InsuranceMutual Fire and Auto InsuranceNationwide AgrisurancePeoples National BankSilverstone Group (Business)Treynor Community School District
References
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Address
The Sawyer Building133 West BroadwayP.O. Box 249Council Bluffs, IA 51502-0249
Phone
712-309-3755
Fax
(712) 328-8320
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