Eric L. Bigley

Since joining the Hoefer Law firm I have practiced primarily in the areas of Workers’ Compensation, Veterans' Benefits and Social Security Disability. I enjoy these areas of practice because they allow me to help injured workers and individuals with disabilities during difficult times as they navigate the complex and ever-changing regulations that govern these programs.  


  • 2015–present
  • Attorney, Hoefer Flaming, Iowa City, IA
  • 2013
  • Judicial Intern, Iowa Court of Appeals
  • 2012–2014
  • Writer and Contributing Editor, Iowa Law Review
  • 2011–2014
  • Legal Intern, Iowa Legal Aid

Bar Admissions and Certifications

  • 2014
  • State of Iowa
  • 2015
  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs, accredited attorney
  • 2016
  • United States District Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • 2016
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
  • 2016
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa



  •     Iowa Association for Justice, Workers’ Compensation Division
  •     Iowa State Bar Association
  •     National Organization for Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR)


  • 2014
  • J.D., with distinction, University of Iowa College of Law
  • 2011
  • B.A., with high distinction, University of Iowa

Tony says:

“Second to none. We are extremely happy with Eric Bigley’s performance…Mr. Eric Bigley is an outstanding attorney. Thank you again for all your help.”

Jill says:

“We were very satisfied and pleased with the service (of) Eric Bigley. He prepared our material quickly and efficiently.”