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Nieman Law Group is a partnership consisting of attorneys Nate Nieman, Dora Villarreal, and their outstanding and attentive staff. We are a results-oriented law firm with a commitment to creative problem-solving and dedicated client service and accessibility. Our mission is simple: solve our client’s problem. Our plan is equally simple: combine our areas of strength and experience to achieve our mission.

Founding partner Nate Nieman is licensed in Illinois, Iowa, and various federal jurisdictions within these states. His practice focuses mainly on complex criminal litigation at the trial court level, in various collateral proceedings (post-conviction, habeas corpus, expungement), and on appeal in both state and federal court. A large part of Mr. Nieman’s practice is also devoted to representing juvenile clients and parents in juvenile court proceedings and DCFS appeals.

Partner Dora Villarreal is licensed in both Iowa and Illinois. Ms. Villarreal is an accomplished trial lawyer whose practice focuses on trying cases in Iowa and Illinois. Ms. Villarreal has handled countless felony and misdemeanor cases throughout her career, trying many of those cases to verdict and winning. Ms. Villarreal’s practice specifically caters to clients needing representation in the trial courts in eastern Iowa and beyond. She is also a native Spanish speaker with extensive experience representing Spanish-speaking clients, with a specific focus on preventing her clients’ criminal cases from impacting their immigration status.

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