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Nina Marie Forcier

Criminal defense Attorney at Waterloo, IA

4.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found

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About Nina

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Nina is originally from Waterloo, IA and attended the University of Northern Iowa where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Nina later graduated from Drake University Law School earning her J.D. Nina began her practice in Waterloo as a partner with Nydle & Forcier Law Office, and she opened her own solo general practice January 1, 2014. Nina's practice focuses primarily in the areas of criminal defense, family law, civil litigation and mediation. Nina is a certified family law mediator and is on the mediation roster for the first judicial district in Iowa.  Nina is an active volunteer in the community.  When not in the office she enjoys spending time with her family, fitness related activities or being outdoors.


Forcier Law Office PLLC
405 Jefferson Street
Suite. B
Waterloo, IA, 50701

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Posted by Sarah | September 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Nina defended me in a criminal case and explained everything to me thoroughly and always made time for me as a client.
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2018
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Ms. Forcier was detail oriented and honest throughout handling my case. Dealing with legal matters is never easy and she was open and honest about the various outcomes. I found her to be reliable, hard working, and ethical to the utmost standard.
Posted by Katy | November 29, 2018
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extremely satisfied customer
Nina was quick in getting the legal work done that I needed to start my business. She had the paperwork sent off the same day. Her prices were fair, and what could have been a very daunting process for me as a new business owner was made quick and seamless with Nina's service. I could also tell she really cared about me as a person and was excited for my endeavors.
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Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2018
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Very dishonest
I was appointed Nina as a public defender and ultimately was charged for her service. I caught Nina being dishonest in several instances from a deposition to the trial. She was very unprepared and collaberated with the prosecution in getting me convicted of a crime I did not commit. Take heed there are better attorneys out there.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)


  • Drake University Law School
  • JD
  • 2010
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • BA
  • 2003


  • Black Hawk County Criminal Defense Bar
  • Secretary
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2014 - Present
  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • 2011 - Present
  • Black Hawk County Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • 2010 - Present
  • Northeast Iowa Collaborative Law
  • 2015 - 2018
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys
  • 2011 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • To[ 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014

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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nina is my go to attorney for referrals in Blackhawk and contiguous counties. Simply put she has her finger on the pulse of local customs. Nina has taken on numerous referrals from my office. She extremely knowledgeable, always well prepared, and has handled many referrals from my office. I am also fortunate to serve with Nina on Criminal Core Group of the Iowa Association for Justice (Formerly Iowa Trial Lawyers). She routinely presents at conferences educating other criminal defense attorneys."
Family Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I never hesitate to give potential family law clients her name as a good lawyer to call."
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Waterloo Criminal defense Lawyer Nina Marie Forcier
Nina Marie Forcier
Criminal defense Attorney
Waterloo, IA
Licensed for 13 years