Nicole Hughes

Nicole Hughes
Managing Partner
25 Main Place, Suite 200
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503
Phone: 712-325-9000
Fax: 712-328-1946

Nicole Hughes is a 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.  She is a member of various local, state and federal bar associations as well as the American Bankruptcy Institute.  She was the  the Iowa State Chair for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys from 2007 – 2014.

  • 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

Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska

  • J.D. – May, 2003

Creighton University

  • B.S. summa cum laude – 2000
  • Selected by peer review as “Preeminent” AV 5.0 Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized as 2017 Volunteer of the Year by the Council Bluffs Community School District
  • Lawyer Monthly – Women in the Law 2018 Award
  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Panel Trustee for the Northern District of Iowa, Southern District of Iowa and District of South Dakota
  • School Bond Citizens Committee, 2018
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association, Iowa Chapter, Director, 2014 – Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Chair, 2007 – 2014
  • Iowa State Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Pottawattamie County Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy Seminars, Inc., Director, 2014 – Present
  • Council Bluffs Community Education Foundation, Director, 2018 – Present
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Law
  • Debtor-Creditor relations