Tom Hillers — Iowa Litigation Lawyer

Central Iowa’s Litigation Attorney

Tom Hillers

Experience & Background

Throughout his litigation career Mr. Hillers has focused on civil and criminal trials and appeals. He has represented a broad spectrum of clients from Fortune 100 companies to sole-proprietors and individuals in virtually every county throughout the State of Iowa. Tom’s practice focuses on helping people. He handles a wide variety of litigation matters, including contract disputes, real-estate transactions and litigation, estate and trust litigation, divorce and dissolutions and construction-defect actions. Mr. Hillers is also well-known through the industry as a leading resource on all things insurance, based upon the knowledge that he gained as in-house corporate counsel for Nationwide Insurance. He was recently appointed by the Iowa Attorney General to serve as Special Counsel.

Mr. Hillers has been recognized as a leading litigator in several practice areas by numerous professional publications. The National Trial Lawyer has recognized him as Top 40 under 40 and Top 100 Civil Trial Attorneys in Iowa. He has also been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Tom also serves as City Attorney for the following towns in Iowa: State Center, Cambridge, Melbourne, LeGrand, Tama, Clemons, St. Anthony, Gilman, Vining, and Kellogg.


Honors & Accomplishments

Iowa Attorney General,
Special Council

Iowa Bar Association President's Award

Super Lawyers Rising Star

National Trial Lawyers Top 100

National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40

DSM Magazine Top 40 under 40

Created the Jury Verdict Reporter for the Iowa Bar Association

American Bar Association Resolution - Created position for a young Attorney on the Law School Accreditation Committee, which creates the rules the drive the cost of legal education

Community & Professional Activities

Iowa Bar Association

  • Ethics Committee 2015 – Present
  • Board of Governors 2015-2018
  • President, Young Lawyer Division 2017-2018
  • Chair, Membership 2017-2018
  • Chair, Future of Legal Services 2015-2016
  • Founder, YLD Litigation Section 2013
  • Founding Member, YLD Mentor Program 2015
  • Founding Member, YLD Diversity Committee 2013
  • Chair, State Fair Mock Trial 2011 – 2013
  • Annual Meeting Committee 2011-2013
  • Corporate Counsel 2015 – 2018

American Bar Association

  • Construction Industry Forum – Division 7 (Insurance, Surety & Liens)
  • Recorder 2011 – 2013
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Legislative Liaison – Iowa/Nebraska 2011-2013
  • Iowa Defense Counsel
  • Commercial Litigation & Product Liability 2012 –2014
  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • United Way – Marshalltown
  • Professional Co-Chair (2012)
  • Deans Cup (Now Cady Cup) Steering Committee



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