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David Michael Pillers

Probate Attorney at Davenport, IA

3.5   2 reviews

also known as David Pillers, David M. Pillers

  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 24 years
    Iowa - IA 25 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1999
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State IA
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found

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

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Practice areas
  1. Probate
    Probate Administration; Trust Administration; Probate Litigation

    25 years

  2. Estate planning
    Estate Planning, Wills, Revocable Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Financial and Health Care Powers of Attorney, Elder Law Planning.

    25 years

  3. Business

    25 years

  4. Trusts

    25 years

  5. Wills and living wills

    25 years

  6. Real estate
    Residential and Commercial Real Estate

    25 years

DAVID PILLERS is a partner in the law firm of Pillers & Richmond.  He received his major in Economics and minor in Business from Valparaiso University, graduating in 1992, and received his law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law, graduating in 1998. Mr. Pillers maintains a full service practice but concentrates his practice in the areas of Estate Planning (Wills and Trusts), Probate Administration, Real Estate, Business Law and  Collective Bargaining. He is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, American Bar Association (Section Member: Probate and Real Property), Iowa Association of Justice (Board of Governors 2010-2013), Clinton County Bar Association (President 2004-2005), Jackson County Bar Association, and Clinton County Estate Planning Committee. Mr. Pillers practices in state courts in Iowa and Illinois, as well as the U.S. District Court-Southern District of Iowa, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Northern District of Illinois.

Specialties: Full Service Practice with emphasis on Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts; Probate, Civil Litigation, Business Law, Real Estate and Collective Bargaining.


Pillers & Richmond maintains offices in Clinton, Davenport, DeWitt and Maquoketa, Iowa.


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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Dave represented me in my divorce. He was completely prepared and professional. He reviewed the entire situation and was level headed and end-results oriented. He kept me focused and helped me through an incredibly difficult time in my life. He helped me succeed in coming out of a 17 year marriage with everything I fought for (including physical custody of my three children). As a father, this was imperative. I am truly grateful and thankful for his hard work.
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2014
Not a divorce attorney.
David handled my divorce. He did not walk me through all of my options and did not explain things very clearly. It seemed that he used up time on things that were not fruitful. He did not always get back to me in a timely fashion. I would not recommend him for divorce proceedings.


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Work Experience

  • City Attorney
  • City of Charlotte, Iowa
  • 2013 - Present
  • City Attorney
  • City of Grand Mound, Iowa
  • 2007 - Present
  • Interim City Attorney
  • City of Clinton, Iowa
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • LaPorte County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Law Clerk
  • U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight & Court
  • 1996 - 1996
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  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Valparaiso University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • Regenwether v. Clinton Humane Society
  • Court of Appeals upheld the Trial Court decision
  • Liphardt v. American Fence Co.
  • Court of Appeals upheld the Trial Court decision
  • Kramer v. ATW Axtell Tech Wholesale
  • Trial Court ruled in favor of our client. Court of Appeals upheld Trial Court's ruling denying lost profits.
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  • Jackson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Probate Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Real Estate Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Clinton County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Motor Vehicle Collision Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Iowa Association of Justice
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Clinton County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2004 - 2005
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Honors and Awards

  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2012
  • DeWitt Chief's Award
  • DeWitt Police Department
  • 2008
  • Outstanding First Year Jaycee
  • Clinton Jaycees
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • UFS
  • Top Five Estate Planning Mistakes
  • 2013
  • Thrivent Educational
  • Estate Planning for Individuals With Disabilities
  • 2012
  • Continuing Education Seminar
  • Sexual, Racial and Other Harassment and Discrimination
  • 2011
  • CLE-Clinton County Estate Planning Committee
  • Final Disposition Act-Update
  • 2008
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Davenport Probate Lawyer David Michael Pillers
David Michael Pillers
Probate Attorney
Davenport, IA
Licensed for 25 years