Contact Us

Mears Law Office
209 E. Washington Street
Paul-Helen Building
Suite 203

Iowa City, IA 52240

Phone : (319) 351-4363

Fax : (319) 351-7911

E-mail :

Hours : 8-5 Monday-Friday

Patrick Ingram

Patrick Ingram


Pat Ingram earned his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1992. Mr. Ingram has practiced in the Iowa City area since being admitted to the Iowa Bar in 1992. In December of 2006, Mr. Ingram was appointed to be a Judicial Magistrate in Johnson County. He left the Magistrate's position in 2009.

Mr. Ingram's practice centers on criminal defense, post-conviction actions, appeals, juvenile law, and civil rights actions. He has appeared in front of the Iowa Supreme Court on numerous occasions. He has represented a diverse set of clients, including criminal defendants, prison inmates seeking appropriate treatment, and parents and children facing custody and protection issues.

Along with partner Philip Mears, Mr. Ingram was instrumental in obtaining appropriate mental health treatment for Iowa's inmate population. Mr. Ingram has represented prisoners on issues of free speech, religious freedom, and due process. He has represented individuals who have been the victims of police misconduct as well as employees who have faced discrimination or retaliation.

Mr. Ingram has tried more than one hundred civil cases in Federal Court and has appeared frequently before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals with more than twenty reported decisions.

Mr. Ingram lives in Iowa City with his wife, and enjoys playing golf, rooting for the Red Sox and the Packers, and traveling with his family.