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Law Bulletin's Leading Lawyers will feature our Leading and Emerging Business & Corporate Lawyers in a member's only five-page ad in the August 2018 issue of Chicago Lawyer Magazine.

James A. Nepple is a Leading Lawyer that has been recommended by his peers to be among the TOP Business & Corporate Lawyers in Illinois! He is one of only a few tax attorneys outside of the Chicago area to achieve this honorable distinction.

Nepple Law, PLC would like to congratulate Mr. Nepple on his continuous efforts to set himself apart from the rest.


2018 Great Plains Super Lawyers

For the 11th year in a row, James A. Nepple has been selected as a member of the Great Plains Super Lawyers list! Only 5% of attorneys in Iowa receive this honor each year, and Super Lawyers bestows this honor on attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. The selection process is rigorous and results in third-party validation of each attorney's professional accomplishments.


U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the seventh consecutive year, announce the "Best Law Firms" rankings and The Best Lawyers in America for 2017.

Nepple Law, PLC has been ranked in the 2017 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list regionally in two practice areas.

Firms included in the 2017 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

The 2017 Edition of "Best Law Firms" includes rankings in 74 national practice areas and 122 metropolitan-based practice areas. One "Law Firm of the Year" is named in each of the 74 nationally ranked practice areas.

Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

Nepple Law, PLC received the following rankings in the 2017 U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms":

  • Metropolitan Tier 1
    • Davenport
      • Tax Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 2
    • Davenport
      • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

For the 26th consecutive year, James A. Nepple has been named to the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 65 countries.

"For more than a third of a century," says CEO Steven Naifeh, "Best Lawyers has been the gold standard of excellence in the legal profession." President Phil Greer adds, "We are extremely proud of that record and equally proud to acknowledge the accomplishments of these exceptional legal professionals."

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

Nepple Law, PLC would like to congratulate James A. Nepple, named to The Best Lawyers in America list in the following practice area(s):

James A. Nepple, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
James A. Nepple, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
James A. Nepple, Non-Profit / Charities Law
James A. Nepple, Tax Law
James A. Nepple, Trusts and Estates

About Nepple Law, PLC

Nepple Law, PLC is a regional law firm providing high-quality professional services for over 45 years in the business, estate and tax planning areas for individuals, professionals and small-to-medium-sized businesses. We do this competently, timely, ethically and in a manner that provides reasonably-priced services to our clients, and challenging work which yields a fair return to our members.


James A. Nepple has been selected by Super Lawyers as one of the Top 60 Illinois tax attorneys for 2016, and is one of only two attorneys outside of the Chicago area to have achieved this distinction.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Mr. Nepple has once again achieved this distinction in Illinois for 2016, and has been selected each year since 2005.

Nepple Law, PLC has three offices located in Moline, IL, Davenport, and Muscatine, Iowa. The firm is comprised of five attorneys and five staff members.
Super Lawyers magazine features the list and profiles of selected attorneys and is distributed to attorneys in the state or region and the ABA-accredited law school libraries. Super Lawyers is also published as a special section in leading city and regional magazines across the country. In the United States, Super Lawyers magazine is published in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., reaching more than 13 million readers.



James A. Nepple has once again been chosen as one of the Top 100 Leading Downstate Business Lawyers in Illinois, based upon the surveys conducted by Leading Lawyers Network.

Jim has also been recognized as a Leading Illinois Quad Cities' Area Lawyer  by




James A. Nepple, Managing Partner of Nepple Law, PLC, has received the highest possible rating in both legal ability & ethical standards from Martindale-Hubbell.

Martindale-Hubbell's 140-year-plus history began in 1868, when lawyer and businessman James B. Martindale first published The Martindale Directory. Its stated purpose was "to furnish to lawyers, bankers, wholesale merchants, manufacturers, real estate agents, and all others...the address of one reliable law firm, one reliable bank, and one reliable real estate office in every city in the United States..."

By 1896, The Martindale Directory included the basic information that still appears in our lawyer and law firm Profiles, as well as ratings and a section on foreign lawyers and firms.
In 1930, the Martindale Company purchased the publishing rights to Hubbell's Legal Directory, which contained a digest of state laws, court calendars and a selective list of lawyers and firms. The following year marked the first edition of the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory; a two-volume set that combined the features of both predecessor publications.
Today, Martindale-Hubbell offers solutions for both professional and consumer markets. Its online destinations contain profiles for over one million lawyers and firms in the United States, Canada and 160 other countries, serving as a fundamental legal resource and marketing tool.



Nepple Law, PLC has been selected for the 2013 Illinois Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the US Trade & Commerce Institute (USTCI).

Each year, the USTCI conducts business surveys and industry research to identify companies that have achieved demonstrable success in their local business environment and industry category. They are recognized as having enhanced the commitment and contribution of small businesses through service to their customers and community. Small businesses of this caliber enhance the consumer-driven stature that Illinois is renowned for.

Nepple Law, PLC has consistently demonstrated a high regard for upholding business ethics and company values. This recognition by USTCI marks a significant achievement as an emerging leader within various competitors and is setting benchmarks that the industry should follow.

As part of the industry research and business surveys, various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the selected companies in each category. This research is part of an exhaustive process that encapsulates a year-long immersion in the business climate of Illinois.


The USTCI is a leading authority on researching, evaluating and recognizing companies across a wide spectrum of industries that meet its stringent standards of excellence. It has spearheaded the idea of independent enterprise and entrepreneurial growth allowing businesses of all sizes to be recognized locally and encouraged globally. Particular emphasis is given to meeting and exceeding industry benchmarks for customer service, product quality and ethical practices. Industry leading standards and practices have been developed and implementation of the same has been pioneered by the dedicated efforts of the business community and commerce leadership.









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