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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Pottawattamie County, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Personal Injury • Estate Planning • Business & Commercial Law

At Smith Peterson Law Firm, LLP, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, we have prided ourselves on providing high quality legal services to the citizens of this area since 1908. Our lawyers have over 200 years combined practice experience and are committed to working as a team, drawing upon the unique strengths of each attorney, in order to effectively and responsively meet the needs of every client.

For quality legal representation from a reputable Iowa and Eastern Nebraska law firm, contact Smith Peterson today.

The firm serves clients on nearly every legal issue, including:

  • Personal injury Our practice handles cases from minor personal injury to catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. We represent clients in premises liability, workers' comp, and medical malpractice claims, as well as auto accident injury matters.
  • Estate planning We guide individuals and families through matters of estate planning and administration, including drafting of wills, trust creation, conservatorships or guardianships, Durable Powers of Attorney, business succession, and probate. We are especially familiar with estate planning as it relates to the agricultural economy.
  • Business and commercial law Our firm assists businesses every step of the way, including drafting and review of handbooks, ongoing employment issues, financing, business formation, lease agreements, contracts, breach of contract, business sales, buyouts, mergers, and acquisitions. We assist the smallest businesses and entrepreneurs, as well as national companies, in both simple and complex commercial law matters.
  • Insurance defense
  • Real estate
  • Taxation
  • Appeals
  • Wills
  • Litigation

Our attorneys can effectively handle nearly any legal matter, regardless of size or level of complexity. We have a long track record of skilled negotiation and successful litigation in both state and federal courts, and will not flinch at going to trial when it is in our client's best interests.

Trust our experience. For responsive, proficient legal services in personal injury, estate planning, or commercial law matters, contact Smith Peterson today. Our team of attorneys will work together to ensure your legal needs are efficiently and properly served.

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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