Eric L. Bigley

My practice focuses primarily on 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.  I also maintain a significant practice in the areas of estate planning, probate administration, and private disability insurance claims. 


  • 2015–present
  • Attorney, Hoefer Flaming, Iowa City, IA

Bar Admissions and Certifications

  • 2014
  • State of Iowa
  • 2015
  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs, accredited attorney
  • 2016
  • United States 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
  • 2019
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • 2023
  • Supreme Court of the United States



  •     Iowa Association for Justice, Workers’ Compensation Division
  •     Iowa State Bar Association
  •     Johnson County Bar Association


  • 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.”