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Erik P. Bergeland

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Erik is a trial lawyer who works exclusively on complex civil matters. This work includes defending claims of medical negligence, construction litigation, employment disputes, personal injury, and fire loss. 

He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and an elected fellow of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers.  ABOTA and the Iowa Academy are invitation-only organizations whose membership is limited to lawyers with substantial jury experience. Erik's involvment in more than 30 trials formed the basis for admission to these organizations.



  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
    • Associate, 2020 – Present
    • President-Elect, Iowa Chapter 
  • Best Lawyers in America ®
    • Litigation - Health Care
    • Litigation - Insurance
    • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • C. Edwin Moore American Inn of Court
    • Master
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • Fellow, 2018 - Present 
  • Iowa Society of Healthcare Attorneys (Iowa Hospital Association)
    • Board Member, 2019 - Present
    • President, 2023
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Super Lawyers
    • Super Lawyer, Great Plains Region, 2023 - Present
    • Rising Star, Great Plains Region, 2014-2022

Bar Admission


United States District Court Northern District of Iowa

United States District Court Southern District of Iowa

United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


Legal: University of Iowa, J.D. 2008, with distinction

Undergraduate: Iowa State University, B.A., 2004

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