Dedicated to the Law for more than a Century.

Established in 1918 by John F. Loughlin, we have been serving Cherokee, Iowa and the surrounding area ever since.

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Areas of Practice

We practice in many areas of law including but not limited to:

Criminal Law


Income Tax Returns

Personal Injury

Real Estate


Worker's Compensation


Estate Planning

About Us

Our History

Loughlin Law Firm has a long history of service to Cherokee and its citizens. Established in 1918 by John F. Loughlin following his return home from service in World War I, our firm was first located on Main Street, in offices on the second floor of the Blumer-Clay & Co. Building, now known as Mud on Main. From there our offices moved to the Cherokee State Bank Building located on the corner of Main and Hwy 59 (now Rasmus Realty) and to West Main in the building now known as Creative Services. Thanks to the G.I. Bill, John D. Loughlin graduated from the University of Iowa School of Law in 1951 and that same year returned to Cherokee to join the practice with his father. John F. and John D. continued to practice on Main Street until 1965 when they built a new office located at 231 West Maple Street, the current office location. John F. practiced until his death in 1979. In 1987, following his graduation from Hamline University School of Law, John P. Loughlin joined the firm and practiced with his father until John D. passed away in 2001. John P. continued to practice as a sole practitioner until the return of his son John M. Loughlin, who joined the firm in 2010 after his graduation from the Creighton University School of Law. In 2018, John P. and John M. celebrated 100 years of Loughlin Law Firm in Cherokee County and look forward to many years of continued service.

On Upholding the Law

"Nations, ancient & modern, that have crumbled in ruin, have fallen through the perversion of courts or through the injustice of monarchs & others who assumed to decide matters of law and equity & to determine and assess penalties." - J.F. Loughlin November 2nd, 1925