Smith Peterson Law Firm, LLP

Smith Peterson Law Firm, LLP
133 West Broadway
P.O. Box 249
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Phone: (712) 328-1833
Fax: (712) 328-8320
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Marvin O. Kieckhafer

Marvin O. Kieckhafer

Council Bluffs, Iowa
(712) 328-8320

Admitted to bar Nebraska 1981, Iowa 2001. Education: Hastings College (B.A., 1971); University of Nebraska College of Law (J.D., 1981). Member: Nebraska Bar Association; Iowa Bar Association; Nebraska Defense Counsel Association; Defense Research Institute; Fellow, Nebraska State Bar Foundation. Practice Areas: Litigation, Insurance Defense, Workers Compensation, Employment.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2001

Areas of Practice

  • General Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska, 1981
  • Iowa, 2001
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1991


  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska
    • J.D. - 1981
  • Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska
    • B.A. - 1971

Published Works

  • "Summary Judgment Motions", Nebraska Practitioner's Manual, Civil Practice & Procedure, 2002


  • Chairperson, "Centennial Symposium on Ethics and Professionalism", Nebraska State Bar Association, 2002

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, Nebraska State Bar Foundation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Nebraska Bar Association
  • Nebraska Defense Counsel Association
  • Iowa Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Pro Bono Activities

  • Community Housing Investment Corporation of Council Bluffs, Board of Directors

At the Council Bluffs, Iowa, law office of Smith Peterson, we represent clients in cities throughout Western Iowa and Eastern Nebraska in Pottawattamie County, Douglas County, Sarpy County, Mills County, Harrison County, Cass County, Carroll County, Crawford County, Fremont County, Audubon County, Woodbury County, and Shelby County, including Missouri Valley, Red Oak, Glenwood, Atlantic, Avoca, Harlan, and Omaha, Nebraska.


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