Michael Hayes Biderman

Attorney Michael Biderman

Plaza Centre One
Suite 580
125 South Dubuque Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52240-5678

Phone: (319) 432-7948
Fax: (319) 887-3687
E-mail: mbiderman@hlplc.com

I grew up in rural Eastern Iowa and attended the University of Iowa for both my undergraduate studies and also law school. I moved to Fairbanks, AK a week after law school graduation, driven by a sense of adventure and a love of the outdoors, to work as a Public Defender. While in Alaska much of my practice consisted of trial work and courtroom advocacy. I represented thousands of clients in a wide array of charges ranging from Fish and Game violations to Murder in the 1st Degree. Many of these cases involved complex litigation and were "high profile cases." All told, I first-chaired 20 different criminal jury trials across the state of Alaska on charges as uncomplicated as underage drinking (PAULA) to more complex manslaughter, sex assault, weapons, and aggravated assault trials.

In the end, my wife and I decided we wanted to raise a family in Iowa. Consequently, we moved back to Iowa City and I started practicing at Hayes Lorenzen Lawyers, PLC, where my practice consists of representation in both personal injury as well as criminal cases. I am privileged to work with such a great team here at Hayes Lorenzen Lawyers, PLC. My experience getting results for clients on tough cases as well as my litigation experience should add to our clients' expectations that they will receive excellent representation from Hayes Lorenzen Lawyers, PLC.

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Associate

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice -- Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Criminal Law
  • Representation in University Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Juvenile Law

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 2011
  • Alaska, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 2011


  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    Honors: With Distinction
    Law Review: Journal of Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, Associate Editor, 2004 - 2005
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
    Honors: With Distinction
    Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • A Potentially Dubious New Front in the War on Terrorism, 14 Transnat'l L. & Contemp. Probs. 803, Fall, 2004

Honors and Awards

  • Alaska Public Defender Agency New Attorney of the Year, 2007
  • Alaska Bar Association Board of Governors Judge Nora Guinn Award, 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Iowa State Bar Association, 2011 - Present
  • Alaska State Bar Association, 2006 - Present
  • Johnson County Bar Association, 2012 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association Criminal Law Division, 2011 - Present
  • Iowa Association for Justice, 2012 - Present
  • Dean Mason Ladd American Inns of Court, 2012 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Alaska Public Defender Agency, Fairbanks Office, Deputy Public Defender - Fairbanks, 2010 - 2011
  • Alaska Public Defender Agency, Fairbanks Office, Staff Attorney (trial attorney), 2005 - 2010