Nick Critelli, J.D.
Nick Critelli. Nick founded the firm in 1967. He is a practicing American trial lawyer and an English Barrister. He is admitted to the Bars of England and Wales, (MT 1991) and was called to the Bench of the Middle Temple in 2012. He is admitted to practice in: New York (1990), U.S. Supreme Court (1971) and Iowa (1967). He received his core legal education at Drake University (J.D. 1967) and City University in London.
He is a past president of the Iowa State Bar Association (2004-5); American Academy of ADR Attorneys (2003); Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers (1985). Nick is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers; an advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates and is board certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Nick is an “AV” rated lawyer and is listed as a “Best Lawyer” s in America and as a “Super Lawyer”.
Nick is the current chair of the Iowa State Bar Association’s Ethics and Standards Committee.
When not practicing law, Nick serves in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary as the legal officer for the Coast Guard 8 Western Rivers Division. Currently he is the Coast Guard’s Liaison to the Iowa National Guard.
Biography: Adjunct Professor of Trial Law and Practice, Drake University Law School, 1980-1989. Member, Iowa Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence, 1982—, Chairman, 1983-1989. Member, Civil Justice Reform Act Committee, U.S. District Court, 1990-1997. Chairman, Iowa State Bar Association Professionalism Committee, 1989-1996. Chairman, Iowa State Bar Association Special Committee on Foreign Practice, 1989-1995. Chairman, Iowa State Bar Association Litigation Legislation Committee, 1988-1990. Governor, 1981—, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, President, 1986-1987. Barrister, Honourable Society of Middle Temple Inn of Court (London, England). President and Master of the Bench, Honorable Society of Blackstone Inn of Court, Des Moines, Iowa. Fellow: American College of Trial Lawyers; International Society of Barristers; Iowa Criminal Defense Association (Board of Governors, 1997—); Society of Advanced Legal Studies, London.(Certified as Civil Trial Advocate by National Board of Trial Advocacy)