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John H. Ehrhart

John H. Ehrhart, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Practice Areas

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning, Wills, and Trusts
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate Law

Contact Information

John H. Ehrhart
Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Phone: (319) 365-9461
Fax: (319) 365-8443

John’s Assistant

Name: Patricia Bischoff
Phone: (319) 731-2305

About John H. Ehrhart

John has maintained a very successful practice in Cedar Rapids for over 40 years. He has broad experience in handling a wide variety of legal issues for individuals, lenders, and small businesses, especially in the real estate area.  John has also represented a number of large business operations in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. Recently, John has been assisting the City of Cedar Rapids in the acquisition of properties affected by the 2008 flood.

Typical work for John includes:

  • Negotiating, preparing and reviewing contracts for business and real estate matters, including sales and purchases
  • Representing buyers, sellers and lenders in completion of negotiated real estate and business sales
  • Establishing the appropriate business entity for new businesses
  • Assisting clients with wealth transmission through the use of trusts and wills to achieve clients goals and minimize or eliminate death taxes
  • Preparing power of attorney documents and advance medical directives (living wills)
  • Probating wills and administering trusts
  • Working with executors and trustees to resolve family and beneficiary disagreements


  • University of Detroit, B.A. (1967)
  • University of Iowa, J.D. (1970)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Real Estate Section)
  • Iowa State Bar Association (Real Estate Section)
  • Linn County Bar Association (Title Standards Committee)
  • Judicial Nominating Committee
  • Iowa Title Guaranty Fund
  • University of Iowa College of Law Appellate Argument Judge
  • Iowa Legal Aid Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Law Clerk U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa (1970-1972)
  • Linn County Legal Aid (Public Defender – 1972-1976)
  • Linn County Attorney (Felony Prosecutor – 1976-1980)
  • Kirkwood Community College Instructor:  Business Law, Interstate Commerce, Criminal Law and Procedure  (1974-1980)

Community and Personal

  • Willis Dady Homeless Shelter (Board Member)
  • Washington High School Athletic Club (Past President)
  • Rotary International (Former Board Member)
  • Renaissance Group (Downtown Sculptures)
  • Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association, Outstanding Volunteer Service Award