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Nicole Hughes - Council Bluffs, IA

25 Main PlaceSuite 200 Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Updated: 08/08/2023

Council Bluffs Bankruptcy Lawyer


Nicole Hughes is the managing partner in the law firm of Telpner Peterson Law Firm, LLP. Her practice focuses on bankruptcy, commercial law, and debtor-creditor relations. She received her B.S. from Creighton University in 2000 and her Juris Doctorate from Creighton University School of Law in 2003. She has been admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Iowa and Nebraska as well as the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. Supreme Court...

About Nicole Hughes

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Partner

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Law
  • Debtor-Creditor


Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 2003
  • Nebraska, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 2003
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2004
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2012

Other Affiliations

  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association, Iowa Chapter, 2014 - Present (Director)
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, 2007 - 2014 (Chair)
  • Iowa State Bar Association - Division
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Pottawattamie County Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy Seminars, Inc., 2014 - Present (Director)
  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Panel Trustee for the Northern District of Iowa, Southern District of Iowa, and District of South Dakota, September 1, 2022 - Present
  • School Bond Citizens Committee, 2018

Pro Bono Activities

  • Council Bluffs Schools Foundation, Director, 2018 - Present
  • School Board Citizens Committee, - 2018
  • Community Foundation for Western Iowa, Scholarship Committee, 2022 - Present


  • Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska, May, 2003
  • Creighton University, 2000
    Honors: summa cum laude


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Office Information


25 Main PlaceSuite 200 Council Bluffs, IA 51503


  • 712-328-1946



  • "Preeminent" AV 5.0 Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected to Great Plains Super Lawyers, Since 2020
  • Recognized as 2017 Volunteer of the Year by the Council Bluffs Community School District
  • Lawyer Monthly – Women in the Law 2018 Award
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America

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