Jeffrey A. Bauer Jr.

Jeffrey A. Bauer Jr.

West Des Moines, Iowa

Jeff entered private practice in Western Iowa after graduating from Drake University Law School in 2015. Since then, he has developed an extensive practice in criminal defense, juvenile law, and family law. Jeff has handled hundreds of criminal cases across Iowa, and has been successful in obtaining dismissals of a variety of cases through the use of pretrial motions or negotiations with prosecutors. He is also thorough in reviewing the effects of a case on his clients so there are no surprises down the road.

Jeff understands that criminal charges have a profound impact on your life, and that circumstances are rarely as black and white as they may seem. He works to ensure his clients are treated fairly.

Areas of Practice

  • State Criminal Defense
  • Traffic Violations
  • Domestic Violence
  • Alcohol Related Offenses
  • Possession of Controlled Substance and Paraphernalia
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • CINA and Termination of Parental rights
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Contempt

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 2015


  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
    • J.D. - 2015
    • Honors: Drake Law Student Legal Clinic
  • Morningside College
    • B.A. - 2012
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Business Administration

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Iowa Bar Association , Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Rasmussen, Nelson & Wonio, PLC, Attorney, 2015 - 2017
  • Iowa Secretary of State, Legal Clerk, 2014
  • Iowa Office of the Governor, Legal Clerk, 2013


  • Phi Eta Sigma