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Jon Joseph Narmi

Divorce and separation Attorney at Council Bluffs, IA

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also known as Joe Narmi, J. Joseph Narmi

  • Licensed for 22 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2001
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About Jon

Learn Jon’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Dissolving a marriage is not something that is a split-second decision, but is often a decision made with deep thought, prayer, and internal contemplation. Joe is prepared to provide you with straight and honest answers, and is committed to finding solutions that is best for you and your family.

    13 years

  2. Wills and living wills
    Whether you are planning ahead, or need help with administering an estate, Joe will guide you through the estate process and meet your specific needs.

    23 years

  3. Criminal defense
    Everyone makes mistakes, and if you do, you can depend on Joe's experience to provide professional, compassionate representation, while protecting your rights and using the options available to you to minimize the impact to your life.

    13 years

  4. DUI and DWI
    What is the difference between an OWI, DWI and DUI? An OWI is “Operating While Intoxicated”. A DWI is “Driving While Intoxicated”. A DUI is “Driving Under the Influence”. In essence these are all the same, but under Iowa law, it is called OWI. Can you be charged with an OWI for anything other than alcohol? Yes. An OWI includes alcohol, drugs or a combination of the two. What are the penalties for an OWI? The penalties of an OWI in Iowa increase with each offense.

    13 years

  5. Appeals
    Trial victories must be defended and preserved, while adverse decisions must be given the best chance of being reversed. Whichever side you fall under, Joe is there to keep fighting for you at the Appellate level.

    13 years

  6. Medical malpractice
    If you or a loved one has been seriously harmed by medical malpractice, you have have rights. Joe will guide you through the complex and expensive medical malpractice process.

    9 years


Joe Narmi is proud to be a Southwest Iowa native. Joe graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration, with a degree in Finance and a Minor in Psychology in 1996; he graduated from Creighton University with a Master of Business Administration in 1998; and he graduated from the Creighton University School of Law with a Juris Doctor in 2001. After passing the Iowa Bar Exam, Joe worked as a Prosecutor for the Pottawattamie County Attorney’s Office from 2001 to 2007. Joe entered the Executive Development Program at First National Bank in May of 2007, where he spent three years with First National Bank in a variety of roles. In June of 2010, Joe opened his own law practice in downtown Council Bluffs.

Joe is a member of the Fourth Judicial District Bar Association; a member of the Iowa State Bar Association, including membership in the sections of Criminal Law, Family and Juvenile Law, and Probate and Trust and Estate Planning, as well and past memberships in the Business Law Section, Real Estate and Title Law Section, and Worker’s Compensation Section; a member of the Federalist Society; a past member of the Iowa Trust Association; and is the past President of the Pottawattamie County Bar Association.

Joe is involved in many Community activities. Joe is the Chairman of the Council Bluffs Area Board of Catholic Education; is a member of the St. Albert Educational Foundation; is the Chairman of the Diocese of Des Moines Allegation Review Committee; is on the Board of Directors for the Catholic Tuition Organization (CTO); is a member of the Knights of Columbus; is a Sports Reporter for KMA Broadcasting 960AM; appears on Boomer Radio 1490AM and Bluffs Country as an Iowa High School Sports and Political Expert; has been a long-time Judge for the revered Hoo Doo Day Parade in Neola; is a Board Member of the Salem United Methodist Church Money Mentors and Compassion Program; is a former central committee member of the Pottawattamie County Republican Party; is the owner of the St. Albert Sports Fan website (); was a long-time mentor in the TeamMates Mentoring Program; is the Chairman of the Pottawattamie County Compensation Board; and is a Past Chairman of the Corpus Christi Parish Pastoral Council.

Joe enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis, reading, fishing, playing cards, following Iowa high school sports, and following the stock market.


J. Joseph Narmi, Attorney At Law
535 W Broadway Ste 202
Council Bluffs, IA, 51503-0831


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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-200 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-33%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Narmi Law
  • 2010 - Present
  • Executive Development Associate
  • First National Bank
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Pottawattamie County Attorney's Office
  • 2001 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • Stuart, Tinley, Peters, Thorn, Hughes, Faust, and Madsen
  • 2000 - 2001
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  • Creighton University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Creighton University
  • Master
  • 1998
  • University of Iowa
  • B.B.A.
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 2023 Court of Appeals Victory
  • Reversal of District Court decision
  • 2022 Court of Appeals Victory
  • Affirmed the District Court decision
  • 2021 Court of Appeals Victory
  • Affirmed the District Court Decision
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  • Pottawattamie County Republican Party
  • Central Committee Member
  • 2024 - Present
  • Iowans for School Choice
  • Board Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Catholic Tuition Organization
  • Director
  • 2021 - Present
  • Federalist Society
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • St. Albert Educational Foundation Board
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Area Board of Catholic Education
  • Chairman
  • 2019 - Present
  • Pottawattamie County Republican Party
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission
  • Commission Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Diocese of Des Moines Allegations Committee Review Member
  • Past Chairman
  • 2013 - Present
  • Salem Methodist Church Money Mentors and Compassion Program
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Third Degree Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Fourth Judicial Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Corpus Christi Parish Pastoral Council
  • Chairman
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Pottawattamie County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2013 - 2020
  • TeamMates Mentoring Program
  • Volunteer
  • 2010 - 2019
  • Council Bluffs Chamber of Commerce
  • Cee Bee Ambassador
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Area Board of Catholic Education
  • Chairman
  • 2007 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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General practice Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is well respected by the legal community. He is an excellent criminal defense attorney. He has the reputation of being well prepared and extremely versed in the law."
Divorce and separation
Bankruptcy and debt
Workers compensation
General practice