Nile Hicks

Iowa’s Only GR8 Professional Law Firm:


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Nile was born and raised just outside of Knoxville, Iowa. He met his wife his first year of law school at Iowa while she was a child life specialist at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. They have two children. Nile enjoys staying busy with his kids’ activities and spending time with his wife and family. He and his wife are longtime season ticket holders of Iowa football and enjoy following the Hawkeyes on Saturdays in the fall. Nile considers his office door always open to serve your legal needs.

Nile has spent his entire career representing and advocating for Iowans injured due to the fault of others. He has represented individuals against some of the biggest corporations in America as well as numerous insurance companies.

Nile is licensed to practice law in State and Federal Courts in Iowa and has also been admitted pro hac vice in other states as well, including Nebraska, South Carolina, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

As a litigator, Nile primarily focuses on motor vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian, semi-truck), product liability (defective products causing injury to person or property due to a lack of adequate warning, defective manufacturing process, or defective design), premises liability, agricultural injuries, explosions and burns, catastrophic injury, insurance bad faith, and general negligence claims.

Location: 4300 Grand Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50312 | Phone: (515) 263-1000 (office) • (515) 419-7320 (cell)
Fax: 515-263-1411 | Email: [email protected]

Bar Admissions

• Iowa
• United States District Court – Northern District of Iowa
• United States District Court – Southern District of Iowa


University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
J.D. – 2007
Honors: With Distinction

University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts
B.S. – 2004
Honors: Honors Diploma With Distinction
Major: Political Science


• Legal Ethics, 2008 – Drafted legal ethics presentation for Iowa licensed attorneys
• Litigation, a Plaintiff’s Lawyer’s Perspective, 2013 – Drafted and helped in presentation of seminar concerning the litigation of burn injuries and complex litigation
• Construction Law, 2015 – Lecture to Iowa State University students studying construction law
• Products Liability, 2015 – Lecture to Polk County Bar Association Concerning Products Liability in Iowa
• Engineering and Legal Issues, 2018 – Lecture to Iowa State University Construction Engineering Law Class on Legal Issues in the Engineering World

Honors and Awards

• Top 40 Under 40 Member – The National Trial Lawyers (2013-2015)
• Polk County Bar Association
• Iowa State Bar Association
• Iowa State Bar Association – YLD
• Iowa State Bar Association – YLD Litigation Co-Chair (2013-2016)
• Iowa Association for Justice
• American Association for Justice
• Iowa State Bar Association – YLD Litigation Co-Chair (2013-2016)