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Jacob J. Peters

Workers compensation Attorney at Council Bluffs, IA

4.9   94 reviews
  • State Years
    Nebraska - NE 24 years
    Iowa - IA 38 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State NE
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State IA
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jacob

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I was born March 14, 1960 in Council Bluffs and am a fourth generation member of the Peters Law Firm in Council Bluffs. I began working full time for the firm in 1983 as a law clerk, joined as an associate in 1985,  joined the firm as a partner in 1990 and have worked here continuously ever since. My practice is currently confined primarily to Iowa Workers' Compensation Claims on behalf of the Claimant, but I also handle claimant's cases in Nebraska. I also handle personal injury and automobile litigation. I am a member of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Iowa Association for Justice and I have been active in civic and community affairs including serving on the Westfair board for 17 years from 1988 to 2005. I am currently active in the Pottawattamie County Pheasants Forever Chapter and other civic organizations.

Location

Peters Law Firm, P.C.
233 Pearl Street
Council Bluffs, IA, 51502

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  94 customer reviews
Posted by Dianna | August 5, 2020
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Great experience
Jake was there by my side through a very long case,with alot of medical procedures along the way. Jake always checked on my status and was great throughout the whole experience! I would recommend him to anyone I know!
Posted by Barbara | May 2, 2020
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Professional,Experienced,Thorough
Jake used Workers Compensation reports and medical records to secure my employment, maintain my salary, and ensure I received all of my benefits.My health and recovery ,along with current or future disability issues or limitations were his focus from the initial consultation to the conclusion of my case.
Posted by Lori | April 21, 2020
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Excellent Work Comp Lawyer
Jake was very knowledgeable and dedicated in helping me to recover lost wages and payment of medical bills. His expertise in the Social Security Disability and Medicare set-aside accounts also helped me obtain future medical expenses. I know I wouldn’t have gotten the settlement I did, without Jake’s experience in going up against large corporations.
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Posted by Mark | March 19, 2020
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Great work comp. attorney
Jake was hired and he explained to me what to expect. He is very direct. He knows his business and wants to do the work for you with minimal questions. Jake does a great job, you can trust he has your best interest in mind.
Posted by Cristina | March 17, 2020
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Great attorney to work with
Jake was very honest and forthcoming from the very beginning of our interactions. He never failed to offer me his honest opinion throughout the entire process. I had some reservations as this was my first experience with an attorney. He answered all of my questions he could, and if he didn't have the answer, he looked for it. I would give him 10 stars if I could. He went above and beyond my expectations. Thanks, Jake!
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Posted by Jason | December 19, 2019
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Workers Comp Review
I would highly recommend Jake Peter's as a lawyer if you ever have a workers comp issue. He actually cares about you as a person and will do what it takes to help make everything go smooth. He was awesome to work with and took care of all the issues that I had.
Posted by Jodi | December 12, 2019
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Review
I would recommend Jake to any friend or family member ever having to deal with a car accident case. He always kept in touch with me to let me know what was going on and I greatly appreciated that. He did a wonderful job and I’m very satisfied with the outcome of my case.
Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2019
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Workcomp
Jake has helped me more than I ever expected! Highly recommended. He Always returns calls in timely manner. He also is friendly and explains everything so you understand what’s going on and what the next steps are.
Posted by Cody | September 13, 2019
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Awesome Lawyer!
Jake Peters was amazing. He did everything that we wanted him to do plus some. If you have a work comp issue then he is the one you want behind you.
Posted by Jody Miles | August 11, 2019
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Excellent Attorney .... Awesome Results .... Work Comp Case
From day one, Jake was up front and honest with me about my case. He answers his emails within hours and gives out both his desk and cell phone number. He fights hard and doesn’t take no for an answer. It was a tough case, but he got the job done, exceeded expectations and walked away with a WIN!
Posted by Camilla | June 3, 2019
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Great work comp lawyer.
He was very professional yet sympathetic to my case. He made sure I was always kept up to date on what was happening with my case. I felt that he always had my back and that he had my best interest at heart.
Posted by Debbie | April 22, 2019
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My rating of Jacob J. Peters Atty at Law
I was recommended to Mr.Peters by a co-worker. I had an injury from work. First we had a consultation, from there on I was Mr. Peters client.
Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2019
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Great guy to have on your side.
Was great working with Jake. Medical care was #1 priority. Did a good job of expaing how things work and laying out my options for me to make the best choices for my case. Would recommend him to a friend.
Posted by Bruce | April 2, 2019
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Over-the-road driver
Jake took my case from the onset of an injury. I work for one the largest trucking firms in the U.S. this firm is not used to being held accountable.. until they met Jake Peters. Jake was accessable throughout the entire case. From my research Jake was able to get some things resolved in my favor I didn't think could be ruled in my favor, but it was. Jake never left any stone unturned for me as his client. If anyone I know has the unfortunate situation to be injured on the job or otherwise, I TOTALLY AND 100% RECOMMEND JAKE PETERS.
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Posted by Erin | March 12, 2019
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Phenomenal!
I absolutely recommend Jake Peters. He made a really difficult time smooth and simple. I attempted to do on my own and couldn’t be where I’m at without him. I can’t thank you enough.
Posted by Kari | January 25, 2019
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Great Attorney
If you are in need of an attorney, I highly recommend Jake Peters. When I first went to him after my car accident I was extremely frustrated. Jake listened to my concerns, handled all future communication with the insurance company, organized all of my paperwork, communicated with me on a regular basis and helped me reach an agreeable settlement. I really liked that Jake got back to me right away when I contacted him, frequently checked to make sure I did not need anything else and was able to answer all of my questions.
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Posted by Melinda | December 11, 2018
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Amazing Lawyer
This was my first experience having a lawyer and I can confidently say I had no idea what to expect. Jake is not only an amazing lawyer but a very kind man. I had many questions along the way and he always answered everything with intelligence and kindness.
Posted by Greg | October 9, 2018
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The right man
I was injured at work, when I fell, after more than a year of treatments from several doctors, I was left with a permanent disability. My employer fired me when informed of my disability, I was subsequently paid a 2% disability compensation and was informed that more money would be forthcoming. I was skeptical, at best. I decided to seek legal advice, upon recommendation from a former schoolmate I contacted Jake Peters after consultation Jake thought I had a compelling case and agreed to represent me, in a few short months Jake was able to settle my case for several thousand dollars more than I was willing to accept. Thanks, Jake you were the right man.
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2018
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Jake Peters
Appreciated Mr.Peters expertise in the work comp cases!! I was given his name from 2 co-workers, both being very happy with their settlement. Appreciated his keeping me informed all the way. I would recommend to anyone having work-comp issues contact Jake...
Posted by Steve | June 29, 2018
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Great workman’s comp atty
Jake was recommended to us by several people who had hired him for workman’s comp injuries. My husband was injured at work & had many issues with workman’s comp & never getting any answers. This went on for almost 2 yrs & we were not any where further along. So we went & talked to Jake to see about getting some advice. After talking to him we decided to hire him & thankful that we did! He has fought for us & understood our frustrations with all that we had been through. He always returned our calls & answered any questions or reassured us about any doubts that we had. Our claim is about settled & we would definitely recommend anyone to him that needs legal advice on workman’s comp issues.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Peters Law Firm, P.C.
  • 1990 - Present
  • Associate
  • Peters Law Firm, P.C.
  • 1985 - 1990
  • Law Clerk
  • Peters Law Firm, P.C.
  • 1983 - 1985

Education

  • Creighton University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Iowa State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1982

Associations

  • Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Workers' Compensation Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Iowa Acadamy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section
  • Executive Council
  • 2001 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Daily Nonpareil Reader's Choice Awards
  • Peters Law Firm
  • 2017
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (8)
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Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is knowledgeable and organized. His response time is impeccable."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Peters works extremely hard for his clients. He has distinguished himself in this field. His clients appreciate his efforts and his knowledge of his practice area."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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