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Erik P. Bergeland

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Erik is a trial lawyer who devotes his time to clients involved in complex civil matters, commonly working in the defense of licensed professionals. His work is focused on medical negligence, construction litigation, employment disputes, and fire loss. Winning often requires a jury trial, and Erik has had the privilege of asking Iowa jurors to decide many of his clients’ cases. His work has also resulted in numerous bench trials, formal arbitrations, and appearances before Iowa’s appellate courts. To see results from Erik’s trial and appellate work, please review the Case Notes page.

Erik is an elected fellow of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), both invitation-only organizations whose membership is limited to lawyers with substantial jury trial experience. He has also been annually recognized by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” of the Great Plains region since 2014.



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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