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Walter P. Thomas

Workers compensation Attorney at Council Bluffs, IA

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Learn Walter’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    Claims for injuries sustained by employees whether employer was negligent or not.

    27 years, 180 cases

  2. Car accident
    Motor vehicle accident injuries including underinsured and uninsured claims for damages.

    27 years, 25 cases

  3. Personal injury
    Injuries to any part of the body as the result of another party's negligence.

    27 years, 25 cases

  4. Brain injury
    head/brain injuries primarily from falls or other direct trauma.

    17 years, 4 cases

  5. Medical malpractice
    claims involving negligent medical care

    27 years, 5 cases

Licensed for 42 years
State NE
Status Active
Acquired 1984
Updated 01/30/2023
State IA
Status Active
Acquired 1981
Updated 03/14/2023

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Walter P. Thomas
25 Main Pl Ste 200
Council Bluffs, IA, 51503-0790


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  • Contingency 33%-40%


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner Attorney
  • Telpner Peterson Law
  • 1994 - Present
  • Chief Public Defender Pottawattamie County
  • Iowa State Public Defenders Office
  • 1981 - 1994


  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Iowa
  • BA business
  • 1976


  • Fourth Judicial District Bar Association
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

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Council Bluffs Workers compensation Lawyer Walter P. Thomas
Walter P. Thomas
Workers compensation Attorney
Council Bluffs, IA
Licensed for 42 years