John C. Gray
U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
John Gray is a trial attorney who has represented individuals and companies in state and federal courts in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota for more than 30 years. Particularly, John specializes in the defense of professional malpractice claims, insurance law, and business and personal injury litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants. John also represents these clients in mediation and arbitration.
Before joining the Heidman Law Firm, John served as a law clerk first to The Honorable Donald P. Lay, Chief Judge, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and then to The Honorable Louis Schultz, Iowa Supreme Court.
University of Iowa, Juris Doctor 1981
University of Iowa, Bachelor of Arts 1978
American Bar Association
Iowa State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Association
South Dakota State Bar Association
Woodbury County Bar Association – President
International Defense Counsel Association
Iowa Bar Examiner
Iowa Defense Counsel Association
American College of Trial Lawyers – Fellow
Best Lawyers in America – Medical Malpractice Defense
Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers – Fellow
Iowa State Bar Association – Community Service Award 2003
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
Legal Aid, Inc.
Loess Hills Sierra Club
Sioux City Parks Advisory Board
Sioux City’s Saturday in the Park, Inc.
Siouxland Trails Foundation