John W. Hofmeyer IV, Shareholder Attorney

Phone: 319-731-0543
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Growing up I learned how to serve client interests from my father and grandfather, who are both attorneys in northeast Iowa. They taught me to take a hands-on approach to learn and to work hard to understand the underlying causes of conflict instead of addressing only the immediate problem. I applied that philosophy throughout my academic and professional education by learning the construction industry beginning as a carpenter and then an architectural intern at OPN Architects, SOM, and Kahler Slater Architects. After I earned my Bachelor of Architecture from Iowa State University and my Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa, I took a position as General Counsel with a contractor in eastern Iowa. Those experiences give me a pragmatic legal view based on developing and tailoring solutions to each client’s unique problem.

I was born and raised in Oelwein, Iowa. Today, I live in Cedar Rapids with my wife Brooke, two children, and my Great Dane. I traveled extensively throughout my life, including living in and studying architecture in Rome for five months, but Iowa always draws me back. When I am not working or traveling, I spend my free time giving back to my community through volunteer opportunities. I believe my diverse experiences and interests help me better understand my clients’ needs and serve each client more effectively.

Areas of Practice

Admitted to Practice

  • Iowa, 2012
  • Minnesota, 2014
  • Wisconsin, 2014
  • Illinois, 2018


  • University of Iowa College of Law, Juris Doctorate, with distinction, 2012
  • Iowa State University, Bachelors of Architecture, Political Science, magna cum laude, 2009

Professional Memberships

Last Updated : November 22, 2022