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Helping families and individuals with their claims against insurance corporations.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Member||Order of the Coif||1999|
|Law Merit Scholar||Univeristy of Iowa College of Law||1998|
|Attorney & President||Nierman Law, P.L.C.||2001 - Present|
|Business Law Lecturer||Kirkwood Community College||2010 - 2012|
|Adjunct Professor, Insurance Law||Handong Global University Law School||2009 - 2009|
|Adjunct Professor, Insurance Law||University of Iowa Law School||2008 - 2009|
|Expert Witness||Insurance Litigation||2004 - 2016|
|Attorney||Dell Richard Law Office||1999 - 2000|
|Claims Specialist||State Farm Insurance||1990 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Insurance and Bad Faith Litigation Groups||2004 - Present|
|Iowa Association for Justice||Member||2003 - Present|
|Iowa State Bar Association||Professionalism Committee Member||1999 - Present|
|Client v. Auto Owners||Settlement for more three times the original claim.|
|Client v. Palmer||Settlement involving all coverages|
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|College Text Book (contributor)||Comprehensive Business Law||2014|
|University of Iowa College of Law||Law||Juris Doctor with high distiction||1999|
|University of California - Davis||Political Science||Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|Insurance Section Annual Meeting||Insurance Experts||2016|
|Conservatorships and Guardianships||Conservatorships||2016|
|Business Law Class||Torts||2016|
|Business Law and Advanced Business Law Classes||Civil Litigation||2015|
|Business Law and Advanced Business Law Classes||Civil Litigation||2014|
|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|
Posted by Nathan
Excellent presentation of facts and clear ideas. Was thorough with evidence and helped jury come to conclusion. Walked me through the whole legal process and taught me everything about the case and answered any questions I had.
Posted by Shane
I was unknowingly renting a house to people who were suspected and then found guilty of using and producing meth amphetamine. As a result of this production, the house was not safe to live in and had to be gutted. My insurance company refused my claim site unseen based on methamphamine being a "pollutant." Ignoring the fact that is also something that is smoked, and my policy clearly covers smoke damage. Not to mention it is an illegal act and caused the house to be unlivable, therefore falling under malicious mischief or vandalism.
I was referred to Craig through a serious of inquiries as to a lawyer who might be able to help me with this situation, as i obviously felt that my claim to my insurance company should have been paid. Through a yearlong process, Craig worked diligently to try to make my insurance company understand that they needed to pay my claim. They continually declined, forcing us to file in court and go through a yearlong process. I was always informed of any activity or conversations with the insurance company and their representatives, and eventually our case went to mediation. We agreed to settle our case out of court for what we felt was a fair settlement, and i am very happy with how this whole process turned out. I can't thank Craig enough, and i would definitely recommend him to anyone needed a lawyer.
Posted by Jon
Craig drafted several estate planning documents (e.g. wills, power of attorneys, and power of appointments) for my wife and me after we had our first child. He was very helpful explaining what each document of meant, how they work, and why he drafted them the way he did. He was patient and took the time to make sure the documents would achieve exactly what my wife and I wanted.
Craig is very knowledgeable, friendly, and responsive. I highly recommend his services.
His fee was quite reasonable for the quality of work that I received.
Jeffrey Goodman, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Craig is an active lawyer in the Iowa Association of Justice and often provides advice, input, and a friendly word here and there to other attorneys. His ability to help other attorneys demonstrates how well informed and intuitive he is when it comes to the law. He also has a friendly demeanor and is quick to respond to emails, which are qualities that all clients should be looking for and likely want from their attorneys.