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Experienced Iowa Defense Attorneys On Your Side

At Stowers & Nelsen, we are committed to providing experienced and dedicated representation to clients throughout the Des Moines metro area and the state of Iowa. We are keenly aware of your most urgent needs and priorities. We aim to preserve your freedom while offering honest legal counsel. We pledge to pave the way toward the most favorable outcome attainable in your case.

Take charge of your destiny in the face of criminal allegations. If you or a loved one has been charged with, or is under investigation for, a crime, take an immediate step toward protecting your rights. We are here, ready to stand by your side after an arrest or accusations. Call Stowers & Nelsen at  to schedule a consultation.

Enlist An Experienced Criminal Law Attorney In Your Defense

Stowers & Nelsen provides criminal defense representation to people facing federal and state charges, including:

As a trial lawyer, lead attorney Dean Stowers has tried a substantial number of jury trials throughout Iowa at the state and federal level. He has also argued more than 40 cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. Mr. Stowers has obtained numerous reversals and precedent-setting outcomes for his clients.

Defense lawyer James Nelsen has successfully litigated numerous cases in state and federal court, including high-profile criminal matters and various personal injury matters across Iowa and in Missouri.

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Get The Legal Help You Deserve

If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges, it is understandable that you are frightened and uncertain about your future. You deserve an experienced attorney who will give his or her best efforts to obtaining the best possible outcome on your behalf. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.