Patricia J. Meier

Position : Partner

Phone : 319-369-0000

Fax : 319-369-6972

Contact : E-mail Me

PATRICIA J. MEIER joined Nidey Erdahl Meier & Araguás, PLC in 2012 and became a partner in 2015. Ms. Meier graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in December 2008 with distinction. Her practice includes but is not limited to family law, juvenile law, estate planning and probate, guardianships, Social Security disability appeals, and family law mediation. Before attending law school, Ms. Meier spent many years working as a journalist and editor in Iowa, Colorado, Illinois, and Washington, D.C. She now lives in North Liberty, Iowa.

Areas of Practice

  • General Practice
  • Family Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • Guardianships
  • Social Security Disability Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 2009


University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa

  • J.D. – December 2008
  • Honors: With Distinction

University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

  • M.A. – 1988
  • Honors: Dean’s List
  • Major: Journalism

University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

  • B.A. – 1985
  • Major: Journalism

Published Works

  • “Sold Into Adoption: The Hunan Baby Trafficking Scandal Exposes Vulnerabilities in Chinese Adoptions to the United States,” 39 CUMB. L. REV. 87, 2008
  • “Small Commodities: How Child Traffickers Exploit Children and Families in Intercountry Adoption and What the United States Must Do to Stop Them,” 12 JGRJ 185, 2008
  • “Speaking Up for Grandma: Does the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Provide Effective Advocacy?” 3 NAELA STUDENT J. 89, 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Iowa State Bar Association, Member, 2009 – Present
  • Linn County Bar Association, Member, 2009 – Present

Past Legal Employment Positions

  • Iowa Legal Aid , Staff Attorney, 2009 – 2012