613 Pierce Street
Sioux City, Iowa 51102
P 712-252-3226
F 712-252-4873




Woodbury County Bar Association, Member Nominating Committee; Iowa State Bar Association, Member; Iowa Supreme Court Advisory Committee Concerning Certain Civil Justice Task Force Recommendations, Member; Iowa Civil Justice Reform Task Force, Member; Iowa Association for Justice, Parliamentarian and Legislative Committee Chair.


Born September 20, 1958, Mr. Bottaro is a graduate of Creighton University (B.A., 1981) and the University of Iowa (J.D. with distinction, 1983). He is admitted to practice in Iowa state and federal district courts. He is a member of the General Practice Section of the Iowa State Bar Association. He handles litigation involving personal injury for both plaintiffs and defendants, employment matters, property damage, products liability, workers compensation, municipal law and adoption. He has spoken on employment and other matters to a variety of groups. In 2000, Mr. Bottaro was the recipient of the 1st Annual Iowa State Bar Association Community Service Award.


Law School: University of Iowa (J.D., with distinction, 1983)

College: Creighton University (B.A., 1981)

Community Involvement

Sioux City Public Library Foundation, Vice-President; KWIT-KOJI Public Radio, Board Member; Holy Spirit Retirement Home, Board Member; Calvary Cemetery, Board; Woodbury County Democratic Party, Senior Advisor.

Honors and Awards

Iowa Association for Justice 2010 Key Person Award; Sioux City Public Museum 2002 Tom Peterson Award; Iowa State Bar Association 2000 Community Service Award; Sioux City Public Library 1998 Library Pearl Award.

Areas of practice

  • Car crashes
  • Motorcycle collisions
  • Truck and semi-truck accidents
  • Death claims
  • Construction accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Wrongful death
  • Dram shop
  • Personal injury
  • Animal bites
  • Products liability
  • Civil litigation
  • Insurance litigation
  • Property damage claims
  • Workers compensation
  • Adoption
  • Municipal law
  • General litigation

Admitted to practice

  • 1983, Iowa and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
  • 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit


Attorneys at Law in the Historic Williges Building
613 Pierce Street :: P.O. Box 1557 :: Sioux City, Iowa 51102
Fax: 712-252-4873

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