O'Connor & Thomas, P.C.
Joshua P. Weidemann

(563) 557-8400

Joshua P. Weidemann was born in Dubuque, Iowa. He attended the University of Iowa for undergraduate and law school He joined the firm in 2004, upon his admission to the Iowa Bar. In May of 2012 Josh became licensed in Illinois. Josh and his wife, Kirsten, have two children. Josh is active in First Congregational United Church of Christ in Dubuque and Relay for Life-Dubuque. Josh enjoys running, traveling and attending Hawkeye sports. Josh's general practice includes, but is not limited to the areas of corporate law, business law, wills, probate, trusts, appellate practice, collections law, contracts, debtor creditor, taxation, estate planning, real estate, and elder law.

Honors & Awards

Joshua P. Weidemann was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 in the fields of Trusts and Estates!
AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell   2012-Present

Professional Associations & Memberships

Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Iowa Academy of Trust & Estate Counsel
Charter Member 2014-Present


Tri-State Estate Planning Council, 2005 - Present
Member & Past President
Bryant Elementary School Site Council,  2012-2015
Member for three year term
Dubuque County Bar Association, 2004 - Present
Member, Past Treasurer, & Current Chair of CLE Committee
Dubuque County Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division, 2005 - 2016
Member & Past Treasurer
Iowa State Bar Association Probate Section, 2005 - Present
Member & Past Chair of Supreme Court Probate Rules Committee
Section Council Member, 2008 - 2015
Section Chair, 2013 - 2014
Bilt-Well Credit Union, 2004 - 2012
Iowa State Bar Association, 2004 - Present
First Congregational United Church of Christ
   Board of Trustees, Chair 2015 - Present
   Church Council Member 2015 - Present
   Executive Team Member 2016 - Present
Dubuque Area Credit Grantors Association, 2007 - 2014
Director & Past President

DubuqueCommunity School District's District-School Improvement Leadership Team, 2012 - 2015
Member for 3 year term.

Uniform Law Commission, 2012 - 2015

Member, Drafting Committee for Legislation re: Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets

Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools
Director, 2015 - Present, V.P. 2016-2017

Two by Two Character Education, Inc.
Director, 2016 - Present


Estate Planning, Trusts, Real Estate, Taxation, Corporate Law, Business Law, Collections Law, Appellate Practice, Probate, Contracts, Debtor Creditor, Elder Law, Wills


University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa, 2004
Juris Doctor
Honors: High Distinction
Honors: Member, Order of the Coif

University of Iowa, 2000
Bachelor of Arts
Honors: Distinction

Bar Admissions

Iowa, 2004
Illinois, 2012