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Tim Bottaro

Tim Bottaro

I strive to set things right for you.
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability
  • Iowa
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Attorney Tim Bottaro is a graduate of Creighton University (B.A. 1981) and the University of Iowa (J.D. 1983 With Distinction). He is admitted to practice law in the United States Appellate Court (8th Circuit) and United States Federal Court, as well as Iowa state courts. Tim handles primarily personal injury cases, such as car accidents, motorcycle accidents, semi accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian injury accidents, wrongful death claims, construction accidents, dram shop suits (vs. establishments who serve alcohol), slip and falls, and animal bites. He also handles insurance litigation and general litigation matters. With Tim, your consultation is always free!

Tim became a member of the Iowa Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) in 2017. In order to become a member, he had to be nominated by another member after first trying a certain number of cases before a jury. He will serve as President of the ABOTA Iowa Chapter in 2021. Tim serves on the Third Judicial District Nominating Commission, which is responsible for interviewing candidates to fill judicial vacancies. Nominees are then selected from the candidates based on merit, and their names are forwarded to the Governor. Tim is also a member of the Iowa State Bar Association and was the recipient of their 1st Annual Community Service Award. In addition, Tim serves on the board of a number of charitable, community, and political organizations.

Tim is a longtime Siouxland area resident and wholeheartedly supports all of our local music, acting, and other programs for the arts. He is a big believer in health and fitness and loves to debate everything to do with politics. He can often be found scheming ways to prank his partners and staff, who sometimes manage to get him back. All jokes aside, Tim’s hunger for justice is unmatched. He will strive to set things right for you!

University of South Dakota School of Law
J.D. (1983) | Law
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Creighton University
B.A. (1981)
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Professional Experience
Vriezelaar, Tigges, Edgington, Bottaro, Boden & Lessmann Law Firm
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Iowa Association for Justice
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Professional Associations
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Iowa
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  • Free Consultation
    Free consultations!
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Sadly Tim I've already been through all that. They said anybody in the household 14 and older to be listed on the policy
A: I assume by your answer you are satisfied you have no insurance coverage for what happened. If this is the case then you are responsible for any negligence on your part and the damages you caused. You need to be given proof of the amount of the damages and the amount of his deductible. You use the figure $6,000.00 claimed and he say he has a $1,000.00 deductible. If this is correct then you would owe his insurance company the amount they paid-apparently $5,000.00-and the guy his deductible.
Q. I'm in Council Bluffs,IA
A: Just because your son is not on your policy doesn't necessarily mean he is not covered. Instead of relying only upon what the other driver is telling you, file a claim with your carrier. If they deny it they must tell you why and show you the language of the policy which they say supports their decision. You can request a copy of your policy in effect at the time of the collision to review it yourself.
Q. My daughter let my son who is not covered under my insurance drive her car and he hit someone. No personal injury.
A: What state are you in/is the policy written in?
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Tim Bottaro, Attorney at Law
613 Pierce Street
Sioux City, IA 51101
Telephone: (712) 252-3226