John W. Pilkington

John W. Pilkington

: Partner

: Marengo, Iowa

: 319-642-3411

: 319-642-3414

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JOHN W. PILKINGTON graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2011.  He also obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Northern Iowa in 2007.  Mr. Pilkington has worked as an attorney with the firm since his admittance to the bar following graduation from law school.  John grew up on a family farm in Iowa County where he developed the values and work ethic which drive his practice.  Outside of the law, John enjoys golfing, baseball, and is an avid Hawkeye fan.

Areas of Practice

  • General Practice including but not limited to the following:
  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Municipal Law
  • Real Estate
  • Probate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Civil Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 2011
  • US District Court Northern District of Iowa, 2016
  • US District Court Southern District of Iowa, 2016


  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    • J.D. – 2011
  • University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
    • B.A. – 2007
    • Major: Political Science

Past Employment Positions

  • Nidey Erdahl Tindal and Fisher, PLC – Associate, 2011-2013
  • Nidey Erdahl Tindal and Fisher, PLC – Law Clerk, 2010 – 2011
  • Dutton, Braun, Staack & Hellman, PLC – Investigator, 2007 – 2008