Patricia J. Meier

Patricia J. Meier

: Partner

: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

: 319-369-0000

: 319-369-6972

: Email Me

PATRICIA J. MEIER joined Nidey Erdahl Meier & Araguás, PLC in 2012 and became a partner in 2015. Ms. Meier graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in December 2008 with distinction. Her practice includes but is not limited to family law, civil litigation, juvenile law, worker’s compensation, and Social Security disability. Before attending law school, Ms. Meier spent many years working as a journalist and writer in Iowa, Colorado, Illinois, and Washington, D.C. She now lives in North Liberty, Iowa, where she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.

Areas of Practice

  • General Practice
  • Family Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Juvenile Law
  • Social Security Law

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 2009


  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa – December 2008
    • Honors: With Distinction
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
    • M.A. – 1988
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Major: Journalism
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
    • B.A. – 1985
    • Major: Journalism

Published Works

  • Sold Into Adoption: The Hunan Baby Trafficking Scandal Exposes Vulnerabilities in Chinese Adoptions to the United States, 39 CUMB. L. REV. 87, 2008
  • Small Commodities: How Child Traffickers Exploit Children and Families in Intercountry Adoption and What the United States Must Do to Stop Them, 12 JGRJ 185, 2008
  • Speaking Up for Grandma: Does the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Provide Effective Advocacy?, 3 NAELA STUDENT J. 89, 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Iowa State Bar Association, Member, 2009 – Present
  • Linn County Bar Association, Member, 2009 – Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Iowa Legal Aid , Staff Attorney, 2009 – 2012