Centerville / Ottumwa / Bloomfield

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James Milani

James Milani

James Milani

Of Counsel


Jim Milani has practiced law in Centerville and the surrounding area since 1958 and has appeared before the Iowa Supreme Court on several cases.  He is also an active farmer, raising Gelbveigh cattle.


Admitted: Iowa, 1958


State University of Iowa, J.D., 1958
State University of Iowa, B.A., 1958

Judicial District 8-A (Secretary-Treasurer, 1959–1961), Iowa State Junior (Member, Executive Council, 1967–1968), Iowa State (Member, Law School Panel Committee, 1960–1964; Member, 1963–1968 and Chairman, 1967–1968, Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law;
Commissioner, Grievance Commission, Professional Ethics Committee, 1984–1988) and American (Member, Sections on: General Practice; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law) Bar Associations; Iowa Trial Lawyers Association; Iowa Cattleman’s Association (State Board of Directors)
MilitaryComm, R.O.T.C. 2nd Lt. Inf., 1958


Centerville, Iowa – 1933

Community Involvement:

Phi Delta Phi. Law School Class Agent, 1978–1990 and 1998–. County Attorney, Appanoose County, 1959–1967. Trustee, First Methodist Church, 1965–1969. Area Chairman, Iowa Law School Foundation, 1967–. Member, National Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association, 1967–. President, Centerville National, Inc., 1968–1976. Secretary to the Lay Advisory Board, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, 1969–1997. Government Appeal Agent, Selective Service Board, 1970–1972. President, Indian Hills Community College Foundation, 1974–1976. Member, Iowa Board of Law Examiners, 1980–1984 (Resident)