L. Craig Nierman | Coralville Insurance Lawyer

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Craig Nierman helps individuals and families with insurance and injury claims.  He also serves as an expert witness on insurance matters in state and federal courts and teaches at conferences for attorneys on how to help people get money from insurance corporations.

Mr. Nierman has taught Insurance Law at the law schools at the University of Iowa and Handong Global University in South Korea and is a contributing author to a pre-law college textbook.  Prior to law school, he worked in claims for a Fortune 100 insurance company.

Mr. Nierman is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Iowa, including the Supreme Court of Iowa and the United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.  He is a current or former member of the following:

American Association for Justice (Bad Faith Litigation Group; Insurance and Motor Vehicle Sections)
American Bar Association (Tort, Trial, and Insurance Practice Section)
Iowa Association for Justice (Workers’ Compensation Section)
Iowa State Bar Association (Insurance and Professionalism Committees; Health Law and Litigation Sections)

He graduated from the University of Iowa, College of Law with High Distinction and was named to the Order of the Coif.  During law school, he was a Law Merit Scholar and completed some graduate work at the University of Iowa, College of Business.  He earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of California, Davis.

Craig was born in central Illinois and has lived in the Iowa City – Coralville area for over two decades.  He has been married to his high school sweetheart for more than twenty-five years; they have two adult children.
Position Organization Location Duration
Attorney & PresidentNierman Law, P.L.C.2001 - Present
Expert WitnessInsurance Litigation2004 - 2015
Adjunct Professor, Insurance LawHandong Global University Law School2009
Adjunct Professor, Insurance LawUniversity of Iowa Law School2008 - 2009
AttorneyDell Richard Law Office1999 - 2000
Claims SpecialistState Farm Insurance1990 - 1997
School Degree Major Graduation
University of Iowa College of LawJ.D. Law School1999  
University of Iowa College of LawJ.D.Law1999
University of California - DavisBAPolitical Science1990
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Iowa1999
  • American Association for Justice | Insurance and Bad Faith Litigation Group | 2004 - Present
    Iowa Association for Justice | Member | 2003 - Present
    Iowa State Bar Association | Professionalism Committee Member | 1999 - Present
  • Member | Order of the Coif | 1999
    Law Merit Scholar | University of Iowa College of Law | 1998
  • Case: Client v. Auto Owners Summary: Insurance company denied the claim even though the policy clearly showed that it was covered. Result: Settlement for more three times the original claim. Case: Client v. Palmer Summary: Head on collision involving multiple insurance coverages including personal injury, health insurance, and workers' compensation. Suit was filed. Result: Settlement involving all coverages Case: Confidential Summary: Binding arbitration of a denied health insurance claim. Result: Won Case: Client v. Wieneke Summary: Federal court litigation of a car collision caused by a truck driver using his cell phone. Result: Settlement involving all coverages

  • College Text Book (contributor)        | Comprehensive Business Law | 2014

    Speaking Engagements:

    Continuing Legal Education | Dealing With Claim Adjusters | 2013
    Continuing Legal Education | Health Insurance Law | 2012
    Fast Track | Entity Selection | 2011
    Fast Track | Entity Selection | 2010
    Fast Track | Entity Selection | 2010
    Law Student Orientation | Life After Law School | 2009
    Law Student Orientation | Life After Law School | 2008
    People's Law School | Insurance Issues | 2006
    Regular Meeting        | The High Calling of Legal Ethics | 2004
    Continuing Legal Education | Ten Pitfalls To Avoid When Dealing With Adjusters | 2004
    Continuing Legal Education | Insurance Companies Demystified | 2003
    Community Seminar | Insurance Issues | 2000
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Former Adjunct Professor of Insurance Law at the University of Iowa College of Law. Expert witness in insurance litigation.

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Update Date: 2015-10-15

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Ste 307
Coralville, IA 52241
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