Nicholas Pothitakis

Nicholas Pothitakis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Burlington, IA

Pothitakis Law Firm, P.C.
 | 320 North 3rd St., Suite 100, P.O. Box 337
Burlington, IA 52601-0337
Phone: 319-754-6400
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

Nicholas Pothitakis was born June 4, 1966, in Fort Madison, Iowa. He attended the University of Iowa from 1984 through 1988, obtaining a degree in Finance and a degree in Economics with Honors and with High Distinction. Mr. Pothitakis enrolled in the fall of 1988 at  the University of Texas School of Law in  Austin, Texas. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence in the summer of 1991. Since then Mr. Pothitakis has practiced primarily in the areas of Workers’ Compensation and personal injury. The Pothitakis Law Firm, P.C., has offices in Burlington and Keokuk, Iowa.

About Nicholas Pothitakis

Admitted: 1992, Iowa

Professional Webpage: http://www.pothitakislaw.com/bio/niko-pothitakis.cfm

Honors and Awards:

  • In October of 2014 Mr. Pothitakis was elected as the President of the Iowa Association of Workers Compensation Lawyers. The Iowa Association of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, or IAWC, is made up of lawyers from all around Iowa who specialize in working on Iowa workers’ compensation injuries and cases. The mission of the IAWC is to further the administration of justice, progress the legal knowledge of workers’ compensation law in Iowa, and strengthen the effectiveness of these laws and their application. Pothitakis had been a member of the IAWC since 2005 before his appointment as president., President Iowa Association of Workers Compensation Lawyers, IAWC, 2014
  • Nicholas Pothitakis was recenlty selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014 in the field of Workers' Compensation Law- Claimants (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken SC)., The Best Lawyers In America Workers' Compensation Law- Claimants, Copywright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken SC, 2014, Best Lawyers In America, 2014
  • Nicholas Pothitakis was selected to the 2013 Great Plains Super Lawyers list., Super Lawyer, 2013
  • Nicholas Pothitakis was recenlty selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 in the field of Workers' Compensation Law- Claimants (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken SC)., The Best Lawyers In America Workers' Compensation Law- Claimants, Copywright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken SC, 2013
  • Degrees in both Finance and Economics from University of Iowa with High Distinction and Honors, High Distinction and Honors, University of Iowa , 1988

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • 2012-2013 President Des Moines County Bar Assocaition, 2011-2012 Vice President Des Moines County Bar Association, 2011-2012 Treasurer Iowa Association of Workers Compensation Attorneys, Board Member Iowa Association of Workers Compensation Attorneys, Current Member:Iowa Assocaition Justice, American Association Justice, Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group Past Member: Board of Governors of the  Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Board Member of the Iowa Workers Compensation Section of the Iowa Bar Association, Board Member Workers Compensation Core Group of the Iowa Trial Lawyers Assocation., 2011
  • Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission- On the Board that presides over lawyer disciplinary cases in the State of Iowa. Appointed to a three year term in June 2011., 2011

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Mr. Pothitakis provides free service and advice to injured individuals repeatedly through out the year. Member Union Privilege legal services providing free consultations to union members., 1992

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Acted as Moderator and Speaker of a presentation at the Association of Iowa Workers Compensation Attorneys Annual Seminar for a presentation on the factors affecting Permanent Total versus High Industrial Disability Award, Moderator and Speaker, Annual Workers Compensation Seminar, Iowa Association Of Workers Compensation Attorneys, 2011
  • Mr. Pothitakis authored the book 7 Thinkgs You Must Know If You Get Hurt At Work in 2011. It has been publised and is offered for sale on Amazon in both print and digital format. Mr. Pothitakis provides the book for free to client's of his firm., Author, 7 Things You Must Know If You Get Hurt At Work, Published by Word Association Publishers, 2011
  • Asked to prepare materials and present on the issue of the Odd Lot Doctrine in Iowa at the annual Iowa Association of Workers Compensation Attorney's 31st Annual Seminar. Approximately 300 attendees to the program., Speaker, Iowa Association Of Workers Compensation Attorneys, 2009
  • For the years 2009 and 2010 was Co-Chair of the annual Iowa Workers Compensation Symposium which is an annual seminar put on by the Iowa Workers Compensation Advisory Committee. Helped to arrange speakers and topics for the 2 day event in both 2009 and 2010., Co-Chair of Iowa Workers Compensation Symposium, Iowa Workers Compensation Advisory Committee, 2009
  • Invited and presented on the topic of "Iowa Work Comp 101: Boning Up On The Basics" at the 2008 IAJ annual seminar., Speaker, 17th Annual Workers Compensation Seminar, Iowa Association Of Justice Workers Compensation Seminar, 2008
  • Asked to speak at the Iowa State Bar's Annual Seminar on the topic of intakes of new clients. Presented to an audience of lawyers and other workers in the field of workers compensation., Speaker, Iowa State Bar Association Worker's Compensation Seminar, 2006

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Benefits were pursued for a claimant who had sustained a shoulder injury with no residual restrictions from the treating physician. The Defendants contended there was no value or little value to the claim based on the lack of restrictions. The case was submitted at hearing and based on the combined affects from a prior injury he was awarded a significant industrial disability.  , 2011
  • B.T. was injured at work. Her employer then closed the local plant. She was limited in the jobs she could search for in the community. The case went to trial before the Deputy Workers Compensation Commissioner. An award of a 45 percent industrial ws set out and is being paid by the Defendant. , 2011
  • Mr. Pothitakis pursued a claim for benefits based on a hearing loss and tinnitus injury. A permanent total disability was awarded. The Pothitaksi Law Firm pursued a commutation of the benefits for the claimant. The matter went to her paring and the Deputy Ordered the Defendants to pay the benefits in a lump sum., 2011
  • A.R. Sustained a hernia injury at work. Unfortunately he was left with permanent residuals that resulted in chronic pain. The case was tried to the Workers Compensation Commissioners office and he was awarded a permanent total disability. The Pothitakis Law Firm then filed an application for partial commutation to receive all benefits in a lump sum. The case was settled shortly befor the commutation hearing for a substantial amount., 2011

Representative Clients:

  • AVVO 10.0 Rating, 2011
  • The Pothitakis Law Firm represents clients from across the state of Iowa. Referrals are received from other attorneys, multiple labor unions, and from client referrals., 2011

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Des Moines County Bar Association-elected Vice President in 2011; Iowa Association Of Workers Compensation Attorneys-elected Treasurer 2011, 2011
  • Martindale AV Rating, 2011
  • Became member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum as a result of verdicts and settlements in excess of a million dollars, 2010

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Educational Background:

  • Univeristy of Texas, School of Law- Doctor of Jusisprudence, 1991
  • University of Iowa, BBA Degrees in Economics and Finance with High Distinction, 1988

Industry Groups

  • American Association Of Justice
  • Iowa Association Of Justice
  • Iowa Association Of Workers Compensation Attorneys
  • Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group
Office Location for Nicholas Pothitakis

320 North 3rd St., Suite 100
P.O. Box 337
Burlington, IA 52601-0337

 

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Last Updated: 7/7/2017

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