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Nicholas Pothitakis

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Pothitakis Law Firm P.C.

Nicholas Pothitakis was born June 4, 1966, in Fort Madison, Iowa.  he attended the Univesity of Iowa from 1984 through 1988, obtaining a degree in Finance and a degree in Economics with Honors and with High Distinciton. 


Mr. Pothitakis enrolled in the fall of 1988 at one of the top law schools in the country, the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas.  He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence in the summer of 1991.  Since then, Mr. Pothitakis has practiced primarily in the areas of Iowa Workers' Compensation and personal injury.  The Pothitakis Law Firm, P.C., has offices in Burlington and Keokuk, Iowa. 


Mr. Pothitakis was a board member Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, Inc., from 2005- 2011.  In 2011, he was elected to the position of treasurer of the organization. That term will run through 2012. 


Mr. Pothitakis was a member of the Board of Governors of the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association from 2006- 2007.  Mr. Pothitakis was a board member of the Workers' Compensation Section of the Iowa State Bar Association from 2000-2002.  He was a member of the Workers' Compensation Core Group of the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association.  Mr. Pothitakis has been a longstanding member of the Iowa Association for Justice, the Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group, and the American Association for Justice. 


Mr. Pothitakis was recently elected to be the President of the Des Moines County Bar Association which will run through the Fall of 2013. 

Case History

  • Offer of $500 Turned Down- Award $500,000

    In 2013 the Pothitakis Law Firm, P.C. assist an injured worker on a Second Injury Fund Claim. The offer of settlement was $500. This offer was turned down and the parties proceeded to hearing. At hearing the injured worker was found to be permanently and totally disabled entitling him to a present value award of approximately $500,000. 


  • 2013 and 2014 Super Lawyers
  • The Nations Top 100 Injured Workers' Attorneys- WILG 2014

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320 North Third Street, Suite 100
P.O. Box 337
Burlington, IA 52601
Firm Phone: 319-754-6400

Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants

Related Articles


  • The University of Iowa (BBA) (1988)
  • The University of Texas at Austin (J.D.) (1991)

Bar Admissions

  • The Iowa State Bar Association

Organizations & Affiliations

  • Iowa Association Of Workers Compensation Attorney's — Treasurer
  • Iowa Association for Justice — Member
  • American Association for Justice — Member
  • Des Moines County Bar Association — President
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers — Member
  • Super Lawyers — Member- Iowa Workers' Compensation
  • Union Plus — Member