Mr. Nierman is an arbitrator and mediator, helping to resolve insurance, healthcare, business, and employment matters.
He spent seven years working in claim management for one of the world’s largest insurance companies before graduating from the University of Iowa College of Law with high distinction in 1999; he was then inducted into the Order of the Coif.
Craig’s civil litigation practice has included numerous jury and non-jury trials, arbitrations, as well as appeals. Martindale-Hubbell gave him its highest peer-review rating: AV-Preeminent. Clients have included hospitals, insurers, tech companies, international entities, non-profits, government agencies, as well as individuals and families. His primary practice areas have been:
Handling third party (e.g., wrongful death, injury, property, etc.) and first party (e.g., health, life, “no fault,” business interruption, property, crop, etc.) claims, extracontractual damages, agent/broker errors and omissions allegations, carrier/producer disputes, and subrogation cases.
Health Care Claims
Representing medical providers (e.g., hospitals, physician practice groups, etc.) as well as claimants in complex reimbursement and revenue cycle issues, medical malpractice cases, provider contracts, general liability claims, etc.
Business and Employment Disputes
Working on contract litigation, commercial torts, employment and benefit claims, consumer disputes, real estate development and leasing matters, acquisitions, corporate governance issues, ownership conflicts, intellectual property claims, and taxation matters.
The American Arbitration Association as well as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) have named him to their national panel of arbitrators. He chairs the Iowa State Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and is actively involved with numerous other professional organizations such as the American Bar Association (Dispute Resolution, Health, as well as Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Sections) and the American Academy of ADR Attorneys. He frequently speaks at professional seminars and publishes on arbitration and mediation issues. The Business Law textbook he co-authored is now in its third edition.
Craig married his high school sweetheart; they have two adult children and have been a part of the Iowa City community since 1993.
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