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Nidey, Frank J.
425 2nd Street SE Suite 1000 Cedar Rapids, IA
Phone: (319) 369-0000
Fax: (319) 369-6972


Current Employment Position(s)

managing partner

Lawyer Overview

FRANK J. NIDEY, partner, is a 1980 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law with distinction.  He practiced as a public defender in the Burlington and Cedar Rapids offices for a total of four years.  He has been in private practice since 1984.  Mr. Nidey is a member of the Linn County and Iowa State Bar Associations, and the Linn County Family Law Committee.  Mr. Nidey is the co-author of "Mandatory Penalties, Victim Cooperation, and the Judicial Processing of Domestic Abuse Assault Cases," Crime and Delinquency (1995).  He was given the Volunteer Lawyers Project Extraordinary Service Award in 2000.  Mr. Nidey's practice includes but is not limited to the areas of personal injury law and family law.

Areas of Practice

  • General practice included but not limited to
  • Family Law

West Practice Categories

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Childrens' Rights, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence & Neglect, Juvenile Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Federal Trial Practice, Assault & Battery -- Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff, Premises Liability -- Plaintiff, Property Damage -- Plaintiff, Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff


Accepts Credit Cards


Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1989

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Iowa State Bar Association (member)
  • Linn County Bar Association (member)
  • Linn County Family Law Committee (member)

Honors and Awards

  • Volunteer Lawyers Project Extraordinary Service Award, 2000

Past Employment Positions

  • Public Defender, Burlington, Iowa, 1980 - 1982
  • Public Defender, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1983 - 1984
  • Private practice, 1984 - Present


  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    Honors: with distinction
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
    Major: Economics

Published Works

  • Mandatory Penalties, Victim Cooperation, and the Judicial Processing of Domestic Abuse Assault Cases, Crime and Delinquency, 1995