News and Events

Craig & Nancy Willis honored with U of I Distinguished Alumni Hickerson Recognition Award and commit $1 million to building campaign for the forthcoming U of I Stanley Museum of Art

The University of Iowa has awarded Craig and Nancy Willis with the Distinguished Alumni Hickerson Recognition Award. The Distinguished Alumni Hickerson Recognition Award is granted to graduates or former students for outstanding contributions to the University of Iowa. This award is named in honor of the late Loren Hickerson (40BA) the University of Iowa's first full-time alumni director and an ardent champion of Iowa. They have also committed $1 million towards the U of I Stanley Museum of Art and are featured in the Stanley Museum of Art Magazine Fall 2020 magazine. The Willises commitment to our community and The University of Iowa is beyond inspiring, thank you for all you do. 


MSD Attorney's recognized in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© 

Meardon, Sueppel & Downer P.L.C. takes great pride in announcing the attorneys that have been acknowledged in the publication The Best Lawyers in America. This prestigious recognition is one of the highest honors a practicing attorney can achieve. 


Attorney Timothy J. Krumm has joined the Board of Directors of Iowa Legal Aid

Tim Krumm has recently joined the Board of Directors of Iowa Legal Aid. Iowa Legal Aid is a non-profit organization that provides critical legal assistance to low-income Iowans. Along with volunteer lawyers throughout the State, Iowa Legal Aid provides access to justice and help with important legal concerns for thousands of Iowans. 


Attorney Nancy B. Willis has retired from Meardon, Sueppel & Downer P.L.C. and Security Abstract Company

Please join us in congratulating and extending best wishes to Nancy B. Willis, who has retired from the active practice of law effective May 4, 2020. 

Nancy’s distinguished legal career began in 1980 when she received her J.D. degree from the University of Iowa College of Law and, with her husband Craig, established Willis & Willis Law Firm.  Nancy and Craig had earlier acquired Security Abstract Company, in 1977.  For 40 years, Nancy maintained a general law practice primarily focused on real estate, where her expertise is widely recognized.

In 2019, Nancy, Craig, and the Security Abstract Company team joined Meardon, Sueppel & Downer P.L.C.  Nancy has provided invaluable assistance in this transition and has been a valued colleague and friend.

We intend to more formally celebrate Nancy’s career and retirement once public health considerations allow.  Meanwhile, we at Meardon, Sueppel & Downer and Security Abstract Company express our deep gratitude and best wishes to Nancy upon her retirement.   


Meardon, Sueppel & Downer Office Administrator retires after 32 years

Richard L. Hill has retired after 32 years of dedicated service. He will be greatly missed by all of us at Meardon, Sueppel & Downer and Security Abstract Company. We wish him well as he embarks on his retirement journey. 

Any inquiries handled by Rick may be sent to Peter J. Gardner.


Security Abstract Company has moved to Meardon, Sueppel & Downer P.L.C.

Craig Willis, Nancy Willis and Security Abstract Company is now located at 122 S Linn Street in Iowa City. All operations will remain the same and Security Abstract Company can still be reached at (319) 337-9621 or (319) 338-7250 (fax). For further details, please visit the Security Abstract Company website.