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Nidey Erdahl Pilkington Meier & Araguás, PLC has more than 100 years of combined experience in the practice of law. We are a firm that takes a team approach, with a staff of attorneys and administrative assistants who will provide you with the highest professional service possible. Our goal is always first and foremost to give you the best legal representation.
Our attorneys have a longstanding history of being active in their communities and are known for their commitment to their clients.Learn More
Our firm is prepared to assist you or your loved one at each level of a criminal proceeding. Our attorneys experience includes many state and federal jury trial victories. We are also accustomed to stepping in for state and federal sentencing or appeals, as well as state post-conviction relief and federal habeas actions (28 USC section 2254, 2255).
The lawyers on our civil litigation team have experience with and look forward to assisting you with virtually every type of civil litigation including personal injury, car crash injuries, wrongful death, workplace injuries, other workplace litigation, consumer litigation and professional negligence.
Our practice areas include probate, tax and real estate. We can help you plan for yourself, or when you have lost a loved one and need assistance in opening and administering an estate. Whether you are selling a house on contract or buying a farm, we can assist you. We have also provided tax advice and processed tax returns for Iowans for nearly two decades.
B.B v. C.B.
B.B v. C.B. – Father wins custody of 6-year-old and 4-year-old; mother ordered to pay child support.
Jacobsen v. State
Jacobsen v. State – On September 19, 2012, Clemens won a Postconviction [PCR] Appeal on behalf of Gerry Jacobsen, who had been wrongfully convicted of Second Degree Sexual Abuse and who had served 7 ½ years in state prison. See Jacobsen v. State of Iowa, No. 2-537/11-1010; 822 N.W.2d 744 (2012); 2012 WL 4097223. Clemens did not handle the original criminal trials, but had been fighting for Gerry’s freedom for 7 years on appeal and in PCR Trial Court in Black Hawk County. Waterloo in the 1st Judicial District. Incidentally, on June 17, 2013, after six years of work, The State of Iowa and the Court agreed to throw out two charges for another inmate, who wishes to remain anonymous; reducing his time in prison by over 25 years.
State v. Jacobsen
State v. Jacobsen – On August 20, 2013, Gerry Jacobsen’s Second Degree Sexual Abuse case went to trial for the 3rd time. Clemens and his law partner, Frank Nidey represented Gerry in a week-long trial in Waterloo, Iowa. Had Gerry been convicted he would have faced another 10 years in prison. He could have pled to a charge resulting in no additional time, but Gerry courageously put the matter once again in the hands of his attorneys and the jury in the 1st Judicial District of Iowa. Gerry was acquitted of all charges on August 26, 2013. SEE Acquittal in La Porte City abuse trial
U.S. v. Reschly
U.S. v. Reschly – A federal district court threw out evidence seized by law enforcement in violation of the defendant’s constitutional rights.
U.S. v. Jacobs
U.S. v. Jacobs – Following convictions on two of five counts related to Defendant’s possession of one pound of cocaine, an assault rifle, and an illegal shotgun, Defendant’s post-trial motion for acquittal and his appeal to the 8th Circuit resulted in his release from custody.