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James A. Nepple

James A. Nepple


Phone: 563-264-5000

Fax: 563-264-8775


James A. Nepple practices areas are taxation, estate planning, trust administration, probate matters, retirement plans, business entities, and non-profit organizations.

Mr. Nepple received his undergraduate degree from Creighton University in 1967, his law degree (with distinction) from the University of Iowa in 1970, and his Master of Laws in Taxation degree from New York University in 1982. Jim is admitted to practice in Iowa and Illinois and is a member of the American, Iowa, Illinois, Rock Island County, Scott County, and Muscatine County Bar Associations. Prior experience includes a tax accountant position with the public accounting firm of Ernst & Young in Chicago, Illinois.

Mr. Nepple is an author and frequent speaker on taxation, estate planning, business entities, and retirement plans for the Tax Section and Real Property and Probate & Trust Section of the American Bar Association, American Agricultural Law Association, Law Education Institute, Illinois State Bar Association, Iowa State Bar Association, and Muscatine County Bar Association.

Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Business Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate Law
  • Tax Returns
  • Taxation Law
  • Trusts
  • Wills




Honors and Awards

  • “A” rated lawyer in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America for Tax Law and Employee Benefits Law
  • Listed in Illinois Super Lawyer
  • Listed as a “Leading Illinois Attorney” under Trusts & Estate Planning Law, Tax Law, and Small Business Law
    Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; serves on both its employee benefits in estate planning committee and its business planning committee
  • Fellow of the Illinois and Iowa State Bar Foundations
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

Bar Admission

Iowa, 1970; Illinois, 1973

Professional Associations and Memberships

Needed – Possibly some in honors and awards