Local Representation For Your Workplace Injury Case

Attorney Nicholas Platt

Nicholas Platt

Managing Partner

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Practice Areas:

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Mediation


Nicholas Platt and the Platt Law Firm are dedicated to protecting your rights when you have been injured at work or off the job. Nick has helped hundreds of clients from all walks of life and all backgrounds successfully resolve their workers compensation and personal injury claims. We have a bilingual legal assistant that speaks Spanish and are willing to help find interpreters for clients who speak other languages. 

Nick is originally from Ida Grove, Iowa and received his undergraduate degree from Northern Iowa and law degree at Drake University. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Nick worked as a high school business teacher and coach in Virginia, Wisconsin, and in the Chicagoland area.


  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
    • J.D. - 2008
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Honors: Drake Law School Moot Court, Member
    • Honors: Iowa High School/Middle School Mock Trial Competition
    • Honors: Drake Law School Legal Clinic - Elder Law
  • University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
    • B.A. - 1996

Bar Admission

  • Iowa, 2008

Professional Associations

  • Iowa Bar Association, 2008 to Present
  • Iowa Association for Justice, 2008 to Present
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Iowa Association for Justice Workers Compensation Core Group

Classes & Seminars

  • Case Law Update, Iowa Association for Justice, 2012 to 2014

Representative Cases

  • Estate of Herman v. Overhead Door, No. 12-0892, 2013, Iowa Appeals
  • Fenton v. Menards/Zurich Insurance, No. 14-1924, 2015, Iowa Appeals
  • Bahic v. Menards/American Zurich Ins., No. 14-0239, 2014, Iowa Appeals
  • Hays v. Central Iowa Fencing, No. 21-1520, 2022, Iowa Appeals
  • Turkovic v. Wal-Mart Stores, File No. 5037110, 2019, Iowa WC
  • Kehlenbeck v. City of Des Moines, File No. 5061893, 2019, Iowa
  • Taylor v. Walgreens, File No. 5024858, 2017, Iowa WC
  • Pazzi v. EFCO, File No. 5053306.01, 2021, Iowa WC

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Johnston Youth Football Board Member and Coach, 2018 to Present
  • Johnston Little League Baseball Coach, 2018 to Present
  • Polk County Volunteer Lawyer, 2008 to 2016
  • Iowa Middle School/High School Mock Trial Judge, 2008 to 2013
  • Meals From the Heartland
  • Animal Rescue League of Polk County
  • Habitat for Humanity

Past Positions

  • Hopkins & Huebner, P.C, Associate/Shareholder, 2006 to 2016
  • Ridgewood High School, Teacher/Coach, 2003 to 2005
  • Hopkins & Huebner, P.C, Intern