Craig Nierman

Craig Nierman

  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Iowa
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Craig Nierman mediates and arbitrates complex insurance, tort, and healthcare claims.

His quarter-century of litigation experience includes representing plaintiffs and defendants—including hospitals, individuals and families, insurers, domestic and international businesses, as well as government entities—in jury trials, appeals, and arbitrations.

His insurance experience includes:
First party claims;
Third party cases;
Extracontractual damages;
Agent/broker errors and omissions;
Subrogation; and
Carrier/producer disputes.

His health law practice has involved complex reimbursement and revenue cycle issues (e.g., experimental, medical necessity, and exclusion questions), medical malpractice and devices, primary and secondary payor conflicts, provider contracts, and HIPAA compliance.

He previously taught Insurance Law as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Iowa College of Law. Prior to law school, he managed litigation and claims in multiple jurisdictions for a Fortune 50 insurer.

Craig has published on the psychological aspects of mediation and insurance arbitration; the business law textbook he co-authored is in its third edition. He has spoken at national and international legal forums including those hosted by the American Bar Association, American Arbitration Association, law schools, and law enforcement agencies.

The American Arbitration Association as well as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) have named Craig to their national panel of arbitrators.

Martindale-Hubbell awarded him its “AV Preeminent” peer review rating. He earned degrees from the University of California, Davis and the University of Iowa.

Craig married his high school sweetheart; they have two adult children.

University of Iowa College of Law
J.D. (1999) | Law
Honors: With High Distinction Order of the Coif Law Merit Scholar
Activities: Student Judge, Moot Court Board
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University of California - Davis
B.A. (1990) | Political Science
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Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor of Insurance Law
University of Iowa College of Law
Claim Specialist
State Farm Insurance
Articles & Publications
Comprehensive Business Law, 2nd Edition
Order of the Coif
Legal Honor Society
Professional Associations
Iowa State Bar
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American Academy of ADR Attorneys
Board Certified Mediator
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American Bar Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Practice Area
Arbitration & Mediation
Business - Arbitration/Mediation
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
PTM Law - Craig Nierman
Nierman Law
Contact & Map
Phelan Tucker Law
321 East Market Street
Iowa CIty, IA 52245
Telephone: (319) 519-6006