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Since 1895, Peters Law Firm in Council Bluffs has represented individual and business clients across Southwest Iowa and Eastern Nebraska. Peters Law Firm prides itself on the adept legal services we provide throughout Council Bluffs. We value the opportunity to work with you and look forward to helping you as best we can. 

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No matter why you may need assistance from Peters Law Firm, we are here to provide the solutions you need. We have experts in almost every aspect of law who are willing to fight tooth and nail to bring you justice.

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Personal Injury Litigation in Council Bluffs and Southwest Iowa

A personal injury can result from negligence or inaction by parties including your landlord, your employer, your doctor, and more. Peters Law Firm in Council Bluffs and Southwest Iowa knows that a personal injury can impact your life in many negative ways, including both physically and emotionally. Trust the lawyers at Peters Law Firm of Council Bluffs and Southwest Iowa to diligently seek fair compensation for you if you’re injured in an automobile accident or other negligent act or if you need to file a personal injury claim.

Estate Planning

Estate planning attorneys at Peters Law Firm can help you through the process of dividing your assets including drafting of documents you need to make your wishes known in the event that you die or become ill.  The lawyers of Peters Law Firm have experience with all aspects of estate planning, including wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, power of attorney, living wills, and other disability and end-of-life planning.  If you have a question, issues, or you are seeking advice about an estate plan, stop by our Council Bluffs law office. We’re more than happy to help.

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Business and Tax Planning for Your Business in Council Bluffs and Southwest Iowa

Starting, selling, or purchasing a business in Council Bluffs and Southwest Iowa can be one of the most critical events of someone’s life, but it should also be an enjoyable process. Too many times the joy and excitement are replaced with concern over the tax implications of getting together a business plan to buy a business or even selling a business. The law offices of Peters Law Firm of Council Bluffs and Southwest Iowa are adept at working with clients to minimize future tax burdens or succession problems in businesses.

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Estate and Trust Administration

Creating an estate plan can help protect your family and ensure your assets are protected. An estate plan does not have to take place towards the end of someone’s lifetime; in fact, it can take place anytime and can be a painless and enjoyable process. Our law office in Council Bluffs prides itself on our experience and ability to structure estates in a way that safeguards and distributes a person’s wealth, all while ensuring security and financial stability.


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Real Estate

Whether a real estate transaction involves residential, commercial, or agricultural property, attention to detail is imperative. Over the years, Peters Law Firm in Council Bluffs and Southwest Iowa have established the reputation of having that necessary attention to structure a real estate transaction that is effective, cost-saving, and strategic. Our lawyers work with clients throughout Southwest Iowa’ to provide skillful planning and document drafting and to help you maximize your budget, minimize tax consequences, and fully protect your interests. We are also experienced in real estate tax law, if you need real estate tax-related representation.

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42.5 Acres, M/L approximately 1/2 mile east of 270th Street on the North side of Highway 6, Pottawattamie County, Iowa.

117 Acres, at the Southwest Corner of 290th Street and Honeysuckle Road, Pottawattamie County, Iowa.


Workers Compensation

If you’re injured at work or become ill, you’ll want to follow the correct legal protocols to ensure your employer honors their responsibility. Too often, workers are denied their compensation for legitimate claims. Having the right legal team in your corner can make a difference in the outcome of workers' compensation claims that can impact you, your family, and your ability to earn an income. Peters Law Firm has decades of experience in representing injured workers in Council Bluffs and across Southwest Iowa. Our law office suggests that you protect your interests by contacting one of our experienced worker's compensation attorneys.

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Divorce and Family Law

Sudden changes to your marriage and family structure can have a devastating impact emotionally and financially. Peters Law Firm’s family law attorneys are compassionate and experienced in representing men and women in all aspects of family law including divorce, child custody, support, paternity, property division, and post‐divorce actions and modifications.

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Criminal Defense

Find yourself facing criminal charges? Our criminal law attorneys are experienced and dedicated to representing clients in misdemeanors and felonies through trials, pleas, and other criminal legal matters in Iowa and Nebraska courts.


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Courtney PearcyCourtney Pearcy
13:15 24 Mar 24
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with John Rasmussen for our tax consultation, and we couldn't be more satisfied with the experience. From the moment we sat down with him, it was evident that John's expertise and professionalism were top-notch.John took the time to thoroughly understand our financial situation and asked all the right questions to ensure we were maximizing our deductions. His attention to detail and personalized approach made us feel confident that we were in good hands.What impressed us most was John's courteous and patient demeanor. Despite the complexity of our taxes, he never made us feel rushed and took the time to explain everything in a clear and concise manner.Thanks to John's guidance, we were able to optimize our tax return in ways we never thought possible. We are truly grateful for his invaluable advice and highly recommend him to anyone in need of expert tax assistance.Thank you, John, for your exceptional service!
Nadira Love PritchettNadira Love Pritchett
14:01 07 Mar 24
Wyatt D Suhr was my divorce attorney. Wyatt was Amazing he made sure I knew and understood everything that was happening.
Mikayla Sauvain-CoonceMikayla Sauvain-Coonce
14:28 20 Feb 24
Brody Swanson was there to defend me when I needed someone the most. Very smart, responsive, & understanding. I couldn’t have picked a better attorney to win the most important battle of my life. Forever grateful for his service to me & my family. Definitely recommend hiring Brody Swanson, I would without a doubt hire him again if needed in the future.
Ted PTed P
18:08 07 Feb 24
Jordan and the staff at Peters Law Firm were all very friendly and professional. They kept me up to date on my case every step of the way. I am grateful for their help.
Matt LinquistMatt Linquist
22:42 15 Dec 23
It was a great experience with Brody.
Meliss AngioneMeliss Angione
23:07 21 Dec 22
Brody is a great lawyer and very knowledgeable. I really enjoyed working with him. He turned this horrible situation into a manageable one. It was also handled very quickly and professionally. He was able to answer all of my questions and he knew how to handle each situation that presented itself! He is extremely helpful and response very quickly. Thank you for everything!!
Taylor ATaylor A
15:42 22 Jun 22
Working with Brody Swanson was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I've now worked several cases with him over the last couple years. You know you’re in good hands once you meet him.Brody did an amazing job working a personal injury case for me through the whole duration of the process. I wish I would have got a hold of him sooner. I was in a crash on the interstate, caused by someone else. Through the process it felt like Brody was always at my side. Keeping me informed of all the things going on and providing me excellent advice. Brody made this process incredibly easy for me, allowing me to focus on recovering, and even got a much better outcome then I was expecting when it was all over. Couldn't be happier.Brody also worked a child custody case for me. He did an outstanding job working through this. He addressed things I didn't even know I needed and set me up in the best position I realistically could be in. Again, with a better outcome then I was expecting.Every experience I've had with Brody has been everything I had hoped for and then some. I recommend him to all my friends and family. He's always on point, detailed, optimistic, and responsive.

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Choose Peters Law Firm for a quality lawyer and law office in the Council Bluffs, IA area.Our experienced attorneys and dedicated staff are what make us one of the biggest and most experienced law firms in Southwest Iowa.