Nicholas J. Herbold

Nicholas J. Herbold

Iowa City, Iowa

Nicholas Herbold graduated from Grinnell High School in 1999. Nick obtained his B.A., majoring in Political Science and minoring in Philosophy, from the University of Iowa. Nick was the president of the student government while at the UI. Following college graduation, Nick moved to Washington, D.C. to work for the United States Senate. Nick later returned to Iowa to attend the University of Iowa College of Law where he obtained his Juris Doctorate, graduating from law school with distinction. Prior to entering private practice, Nick served as law clerk to the Honorable Mark W. Bennett, United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of Iowa.

Nick lives and practices law in the Iowa City area.  He has long focused in areas of the law that impact families very personally, such as family law, estate planning, and business law.  Nick is a certified mediator, and hosts mediations in Iowa City.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Estate planning
  • Business Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Mediator


  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    • J.D.
    • Honors: With Distinction
  • The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
    • B.A.
    • Honors: President, Student Government
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Philosophy

Past Employment Positions

  • Partner, Pendleton & Herbold LLP, offices in Des Moines, Grinnell, and Iowa City
  • Hon. Mark W. Bennett, United States District Court, Northern District of Iowa, Sioux City, Iowa, Law Clerk
  • Johnson County Attorney's Office, Iowa City, Iowa, Prosecuting Intern
  • Pendleton Law Firm, P.C., Des Moines, Iowa, Law Clerk
  • Pendleton Law Firm, P.C., Des Moines, Iowa, Legal Assistant
  • United States Senate, Senator Harkin, Washington, D.C., Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Legislative Correspondent/Committee Staff
  • University of Iowa Student Government, Iowa City, Iowa, President of the Student Government
  • State Public Policy Group, Des Moines, Iowa, Intern