L. Craig Nierman - Insurance Attorney

L. Craig Nierman - Insurance Attorney

Craig Nierman - Your Insurance Expert Craig Nierman helps people and families with insurance and injury claims. He has served as an adjunct professor of Insurance Law at the law schools at the University of Iowa as well as Handong Global University (South Korea).

Craig also testifies as an expert witness in insurance litigation and trains other attorneys on effectively dealing with insurance companies. Prior to law school, he worked in claims for a Fortune 100 insurance company. He handled insurance claims for this insurance company for seven years. He then graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law with high distinction and was named to the Orde

Operating as usual

niermanlaw.com 07/10/2019

Driverless Cars: Big Insurance Implications

Driverless cars will radically change how we move around the world, but how will they impact your premiums and claims?

Learn more about my predictions on the impact of driverless cars on the insurance industry.

niermanlaw.com Driverless cars will have a huge impact on how we experience and move around the world. By 2035, an estimated 23 million autonomous cars will be driving around


Just got back from an interesting expert witness case in San Francisco.

The case involved a multi-million dollar dispute where a stockbroker sold unreasonably risky securities to clients. It's always interesting working with other attorneys from the witness stand as an insurance expert!

Managed to fit in some sightseeing and a Tesla test drive. More to come on that soon.


Thank you to the Johnson County Bar Association for hosting a seminar on human trafficking law. With an estimated 40 million victims worldwide, many Iowans don't realize this issue affects us locally. I'm grateful for the opportunity to share my experience with human trafficking cases and relevant federal/Iowa law.

Stopping traffickers takes a community of advocates and experts to raise awareness and make an impact. Let me know if you want to get involved.


Great to see new legal professionals joining Iowa's ranks. Congrats to these new attorneys!

Swearing-in ceremony and reception held Tuesday April 30, for Iowa's 40 newest attorneys who passed the February bar exam.


With different traffic laws and social norms, driver safety differs across the United States.

Iowa ranks 19th in the US with 10.4 motor vehicle deaths per 100,000 people.

How does your home state stack up?

niermanlaw.com 04/16/2019

Dealing with Your Car Accident: An 8-Step Guide

What should do you do when you get in a car crash? Prepare yourself with our 8-step guide to dealing with a car accident.

niermanlaw.com See our tips on dealing with your car accident in 8 steps.

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So excited to sponsor UI Doc Dash this year, and support the great work Iowa City Free Medical & Dental Clinic does here in Iowa City.

Tap the link to sign up or donate to such a great cause. If you're running or attending the race, come say "hi" at Phelan Tucker Law's table!

uidocdash.com We're excited to have you join us! Running or walking, you will have a blast!

niermanlaw.com 02/05/2019

Insurance Law

Working with insurance companies can feel like a "David vs Goliath" struggle. Protecting you and your family from an insurance company's army of adjusters, investigators, and lawyers is never easy.

Learn more about the different types of insurance cases, and how you can protect yourself.

niermanlaw.com Insurance companies charge premiums every month, promising you’ll be safe in case something goes wrong. When something does happen, they don’t always hold up th

niermanlaw.com 01/17/2019

Bad Faith Insurance Claims

Insurance companies have a legal duty to act reasonably and fairly with their policyholders. What happens when fail to uphold this responsibility?

Learn more about bad faith insurance claims, and how we can help.

niermanlaw.com Insurance companies have a legal duty to act reasonably and fairly with their own insureds. This is called acting in good faith, and, by law, it is part of eve

niermanlaw.com 11/01/2018

Personal Injury Insurance Claims | L. Craig Nierman - Insurance Attorney | Iowa City

When your insurance company doesn't cover your injury claim, what can you do?

Learn more about Personal Injury Law and the most common types of cases.

niermanlaw.com Injuries cause pain and suffering that cannot be ignored. ​ Traumatic injuries are devastating. In a matter of seconds your whole world is turned upside down. P

niermanlaw.com 09/26/2018

L. Craig Nierman - Insurance Attorney | Iowa City

Check out our new website!

niermanlaw.com We help people, businesses, and medical providers with insurance issues. Craig has helped over 2,000 individuals and families resolve their insurance claims.


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L. Craig Nierman - Insurance Attorney

Have an Insurance Problem? We Can Help

L. Craig Nierman is an insurance attorney at Phelan Tucker Law, representing people, small businesses, and medical providers; he also serves nationally as an insurance expert in state and federal courts.

Craig has taught Insurance Law at the University of Iowa College of Law and speaks at conferences for attorneys on insurance and injury law. Before becoming a lawyer, he worked at State Farm, specializing in insurance claims.

​Craig married his high school sweetheart and they have lived in the Iowa City area since 1993. They have two adult children and are active in their church and several other non-profits.



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