Academy Member Inducted 2015

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Peter J. Gartelos, Mediator & Arbitrator, La Porte City, Iowa.

Peter J. Gartelos

Gartelos Law Firm
P.O. Box 197
La Porte City, IA 50651
Tel: (319) 234-3500
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Recognized to Iowa Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration
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  • Practice Commenced1997
  • # of MEDS (as of 20/6/24)3920
  • # of ARBS (as of 20/6/24)55
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Since February of 1997, I have mediated over 4,500 cases with a 97% success ratio. I have mediated cases involving the following subject matters: personal injury, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, accounting malpractice, dram shop liability, libel/slander, real estate, defamation of character, age and employment discrimination, Family Medical Leave Act claims, ADA claims, breach of contract, disputes between insurance carriers, crop damage/loss, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual molestation of minors, dissolution of marriage, slander, bank and business fraud, and several wrongful death claims.

I have also served as an arbitrator in matters involving personal injury claims, medical malpractice claims, real estate claims, and construction claims involving breach of contract.

Board certified by the American Academy of ADR Attorneys on September 15, 2000. Remain a certified member having served as President and Director of said organization.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Agricultural
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois (B.A. 1966)
  • Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana (Juris Doctor Degree May 20, 1973)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Black Hawk County Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Academy of ADR Attorneys
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

Rates Information

Administrative Fee $350.00 Travel Time $150.00/hour Review Time $400.00/hour Conference Time $400.00/hour

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