About Mark Rater, Attorney & Counselor at Law

Mark Rater received his BBA from the University of Iowa and his law degree from Creighton University School of Law where he was member of Law Review. Mark is licensed to practice in Iowa and Nebraska and is admitted to practice before Iowa District Courts, Nebraska District and County Courts, Iowa Federal District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, Nebraska Federal District Court, and the United States Supreme Court. Mark’s practice is primarily in the 4th Judicial District of Iowa, which includes the counties of Pottawattamie, Mills, Harrison, Montgomery, Fremont, Cass, Page, Shelby, and Audubon, and in the counties of Douglas and Sarpy in Nebraska.

Upon graduating from law school, Mark was one of a select few to take and pass the Iowa and Nebraska bar exams in the same summer. Mark was an Assistant County Attorney for six southwest Iowa counties for his first five years. This experience gave Mark great access to, and familiarity with, the court system. Mark then made the transition into private practice in Council Bluffs which afforded him the opportunity to broaden his range of legal expertise. Mark moved to his present office location in 1996, which is conveniently located across the street from the Pottawattamie County courthouse. Mark has tried over 25 jury trials and has many years of experience in the courtroom. Mark has also successfully resolved many of his personal injury cases through mediation.

Facing legal challenges can be difficult, sometimes overwhelming. Mark Rater has the expertise to help you through every step of the way. Contact Rater Law Office today for a free consultation. We will help you understand your case and what to expect.

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Rater Law Office
221 S Main St, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Phone: (712) 323-3266
Email: mark@raterlaw.com

Theodore Lillard
Theodore Lillard
June 13, 2023
If you look up the definition of Integrity you'll see Mark Rater name. Honesty is important to me, results and honesty is what I got!! If you want the same I recommend you hire this Attorney. Mark and his wife are wonderful people!! Thanks for everything Sincerely, Theodore Lillard
H. P.
H. P.
June 1, 2023
Mark Rater broke every lawyer stereotype you can name. I feel really fortunate that I landed on him via internet search. A great lawyer and an even greater human being. He went above and beyond on my behalf. Trust me in that I didn't make it easy for him. I highly recommend.
Troy Murray
Troy Murray
March 10, 2023
If you are need of a law office. This is your man. What a great person and office staff. Thank you for your help!
Kristin Janett
Kristin Janett
March 1, 2023
Mark @ Rater Law promptly & successfully resolved a case with excellent results for the individuals referred by me. An experienced practitioner who achieved a positive outcome.
Tomika Crestoni
Tomika Crestoni
October 31, 2022
The most respectable, caring and decent person I've meant. When it comes to lawyers. Mr. Rater truly listens and is out to do the very best for his clients. I would recommend him to anyone I cared about.
Nicholas Gamble
Nicholas Gamble
October 11, 2022
Mark rater did a great job on my case it was both complex and a long and Tedious, and he handled it greatly
Heather Wolverton
Heather Wolverton
September 25, 2022
I have to say that Mark Rater has gone above and beyond to help me with some traffic ticket issues. He is not only a very knowledgeable of the laws and helps you to understand them he is also a Gentleman and Compassionate human being during your time of need. I recommend him hands down 100%!! I had alot of traffic issues and was having a very rough time after an accident and he was patient and took his time to fix as much as he possibly could. I am grateful for all of his help and highly recommend him for any criminal, traffic or law issues you may have. Thank You, Mark
Kenny Lacefield
Kenny Lacefield
September 13, 2022
Hands down best lawyer around goes above and beyond for clients great guy would recommend to anyone needing legal advice