Firm Overview of Smith Peterson, LLP

Firm Overview of Smith Peterson, LLP

Council Bluffs, IA | Law Firm

With over 200 years combined practice experience, attorneys at Smith Peterson Law Firm, LLP, Council Bluffs, Iowa provide high caliber, responsive legal services to the citizens of Iowa and Eastern Nebraska. We are a full service law firm, able to take on the smallest to the most complex legal challenges. If you are in need of an experienced attorney in a personal injury, estate planning, or business law matter, please contact us today.

“When you employ a member of this firm, you employ a law firm–not just a lawyer. We work together, making all of our resources available to our clients.” — Lawrence J. Beckman

Kimball & Peterson Law Firm was formed in 1908 by Clem F. Kimball and Henry K. Peterson. The firm now known as Smith Peterson Law Firm, LLP, has grown to eight attorneys and a support staff of approximately ten employees. We are prepared to meet the legal needs of individuals and businesses in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area and throughout Iowa and Eastern Nebraska.

Smith Peterson lawyers have served in offices as high as the Lieutenant Governor of Iowa and Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court. We understand the legal and political process and how it affects our clients. We have a long history of positive working relationships with municipal and state government leaders, as well as the legal community.

We are committed to providing responsive, effective representation. We can handle nearly every legal issue of any size and level of complexity, including:

  • Personal Injury
  • Taxation Law
  • Workers’ Compensation Law
  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • Real Estate Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Employment Law
  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Municipal Law
Fee Structure – Initial Consultations are Free. Fee Structures vary between contingency, hourly or flat-fees.

Personal Injury

We are here when you are hurt. Car accidents, truck accidents, home incidents and other personal injuries can leave families unable to work and facing a mountain of bills in many cases. If you are injured due to someone else’s negligence, it is our job to represent you in recovering your losses so you can concentrate on getting the help you need. We offer free consultations to listen and give you the advise to move forward in your recovery, guiding you through these complex issues.

Taxation Law

The practice of Taxation Law requires the kind of attention to detail practiced at Smith Peterson Law Firm located in Council Bluffs, Iowa serving Iowa and Nebraska. Tax preparation includes so much more than just meeting the annual deadline. Businesses and individuals will be guided through even the most challenging of tax matters with expertise and understanding. You have questions and we have the answers. Your free consultation will give us a fresh perspective on your tax questions.

Workers' Compensation Law

Have you suffered an injury at work that has required you to received medical attention or has kept you out of work for a period of time? As a result of a workplace injury, the employee may be required to seek medical attention which could result in substantial medical bills and while recovering, may not be able to return to work immediately which could result in loss of wages that are necessary to support one’s family. Work-related injuries occur across all different business industries with the causes of those injuries being varied as well. Let Smith Peterson Law Firm and its attorneys focus on the settlement while you focus on the healing!

Estate and Probate

The practice of Estate and Probate law requires compassionate expertise. In confronting your own mortality, or at a time of sorrow when facing the loss of a loved one, you need expert guidance to carefully walk this path. Protecting your assets, honoring last wishes and processing final expenses are matters best left in the caring hands of professionals. Whether your loved ones are right here in Council Bluffs, Iowa or spread across the country, Smith Peterson Law Firm can help ensure the request of you and your loved ones are honored.

Real Estate Law

Anyone involved in real estate transactions or property disputes is facing major monetary decisions and could potentially face a substantial level of risk if not handled the proper way.

Whether you are buying or selling a property or if you are a property owner of many businesses as a property management company, you need a dependable law firm to handle your real estate matters. Smith Peterson Law Firm gives you the experience in Real Estate law to give you the attentive, knowledgeable legal advice and the services of a dedicated title office. We help you make solid real estate investments while protecting your interests in property.

Insurance Defense

The attorneys at Smith Peterson work with national insurance companies on a great many variety of insurance matters in both state and federal courts. Smith Peterson trial attorneys have years of experience in mediation, arbitration and negotiation. Our experienced and customer-centered attorneys, with the help of trained support staff, always deliver professional, cost-effective legal services for the protection of our clients. We strive to promote the best representation we can in the most professional and ethical manner. It is our mission at Smith Peterson to provide our clients the excellence in service which we believe they deserve.

Employment Law

We know that losing your job can cause extreme financial and emotional hardships for you and your family. If you are an employer, costly lawsuits can cause major business losses and could possibly damage your reputation. Smith Peterson Law Firm employment law attorneys understand and can empathize with the seriousness of consequences of situations that can occur between employers and employees in a volatile employment relationship. We can help prevent business losses or assist you in recovering various forms of relief. These can come in the form of obtaining severance agreements, separation and termination for resignation, unemployment issues and settlements. Our Employment Law attorneys are here to advocate for your rights in and out of court.

Business & Commercial

The attorneys at Smith Peterson Law Firm located in Council Bluffs, Iowa and serving Nebraska and Iowa pride themselves in providing comprehensive legal counsel in the practice areas of business, corporate and non-profit formations. We provide a wide scope of services to include but not limited to: mergers and acquisitions, banking transactions, business reorganizations, and corporate finance and securities law. We also counsel new and established businesses and corporations. Our litigation attorneys in Business and Corporate Law are committed to providing counsel in a prompt and ethical manner that will bring results and satisfaction as the end result.

Municipal Law

Our attorneys have extensive and invaluable experience representing cities and towns across Iowa and Nebraska on general and complex Municipal Law. Our municipal attorneys at Smith Peterson Law Firm serve as general counsel to numerous municipalities, providing the full range of municipal services. These services can include municipal governance, planning and zoning, land use, litigation, contract review, drafting ordinances and counsel on labor/employment law issues. Running a city is no easy task. Regardless of the size, municipalities play important roles within their communities. Smith Peterson Law Firm has a strong commitment and track record to diligence and client service when it comes to resolving any municipal law matter.