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Timothy D Ament

Timothy D. Ament

  • Attorney / Owner

Practice Areas:

  • Estates and Probate
  • Personal Injury
  • Divorce and Family Law
  • Wills and Estate Planning


Timothy Ament has practiced law in Waterloo serving clients in Northeastern Iowa since 1988. He has substantial civil trial and litigation experience dealing in car accident, dog bites, bicycle and other personal injury cases. Tim has also represented many individuals and families in divorce, adoption, conservatorship and guardianship cases. Business transactions as well as wills, probate and estates are also within Tim's areas of practice.

He has authored a scholarly work entitled "Parent's Loss of Consortium Claims for Adult Children in Iowa: The Magical Age of Eighteen", published at 41 Drake L.R. 247 (1992). That article was critical of a rule of law that prevented parents from recovering damages suffered by their children who had reached the age of eighteen years, a law which has since been changed.

Tim is an involved citizen in his community, profession and church having served on boards and commissions for the City of Waterloo, for his church, and his bar association. He has served on a local parochial school board as well as being active with Boy Scouts, youth sports and Optimist Club. Tim has been married to his wife Patricia since 1986 and is the father two children.

Tim grew up in the Dyersville, Iowa area and attended Beckman High School, then the University of Northern Iowa where he earned the Purple and Old Gold Award, the award for the highest grade point average in his area of study, in 1985. He then attended the University of Iowa College of Law earning his law degree with distinction in 1988. Since 1988 Tim has practiced law in Waterloo, Iowa. He has been a member of the Iowa Bar Association and a member of the Family Law Section as well as a member of the Black Hawk County Bar Association where he served as Treasurer from 2002 - 2004, Vice President from 2014 - 2015 and President from 2015 - 2016.


  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    • J.D.
    • Honors: With Distinction
  • University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
    • B.A.
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admission

  • Iowa, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1992
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1989

Published Works

  • Parental Loss of Consortium Claims, Drake Law Review, 41, 1992

Representative Cases

  • Kulish v. Ellsworth, 566 N.W.2d 885, 1997, Iowa Sup. Ct.
  • In Re Marriage of Swatek-Briggs, No. 7-913/07-0730, 2008, IA.Ct.App.
  • Parents' Loss of Consortium Claims for Adult Children in Iowa: The Magical Age of Eighteen, 41 Drake Law Review 247, Issue 41, 1992


  • Purple & Old Gold Award from University of Northern Iowa

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Local parochial school board
  • Optimist Club

Past Positions

  • Gartelos, Wagner & Ament, 1990 to 2005


  • English

Professional Associations

  • Iowa Bar Association, Member, 1988 to 2009
  • Black Hawk Co. Bar Association, Vice President, 2014
  • Black Hawk Co. Bar Association, Treasurer, 2002 to 2004
  • Black Hawk Co. Bar Association, President, 2015
  • Iowa Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Black Hawk Co. Bar Association, Member