C. Nikki Pender

Staff Attorney

Nikki is a staff attorney at Scheldrup Blades and joined the firm in 2013.  Nikki assists in the defense of insurance carriers, self-insured employers, and third-party administrators in workers' compensation matters.

Prior to joining Scheldrup Blades, Nikki interned for the State's Attorney's Office in Palatka, Florida, and a sole practitioner's office in Colfax, Iowa.  She graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law with honors for her hours dedicated to pro bono work.



Nikki is licensed to practice in the state of Iowa.


Florida Coastal School of Law, J.D.
Drake University, B.A. 


Speaker at Scheldrup Blades' Annual Boot Camp on "Analyzing the Medical Records," April 2016

Speaker at National Business Institute's A Litigation Paralegal's Guide to Case Management seminar on "Initial Case Management" and "Powerful Discovery Techniques," May 2017

Nikki is a born and raised Hawkeye fan which she credits to her father and great-grandmother.  Her hobbies include a variety of outdoor activities, including rec league soccer, biking, skiing and water sports.  Her biggest obsession is her husky Nala who is "too cute for her own good."

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