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Our Law Firm Features Dedicated Iowa Criminal Defense Attorneys And Staff

The team at Stowers & Nelsen in Des Moines, Iowa, is dedicated to providing skilled criminal defense to individuals facing federal and state charges as well as those seeking appeals of convictions or sentences.If you or a loved one has been arrested for, charged with or is under investigation for a drug crime, OWI, a sex offense, theft, fraud or a violent crime, contact us today to schedule a consultation and put an experienced trial team on your side:
  • Attorney Dean Stowers has served in the Office of General Counsel as a counselor to the United States Sentencing Commission, the agency responsible for the federal sentencing guidelines used in federal sentencing. In private practice, Dean has tried many criminal jury trials in state courts and in federal court. His accomplishments include numerous not guilty verdicts, including federal jury trial acquittals. He perseveres in challenging cases, often including appellate review. He is known as an aggressive and effective advocate for the accused.
  • Defense lawyer James Nelsen has successfully litigated in excess of 1000 criminal cases in state and federal court in Iowa as well as select cases in Missouri. Having tried numerous jury trials in state and federal courts, Mr. Nelsen has secured not guilty verdicts and successful resolutions for clients accused of offenses ranging from international drug conspiracies, high profile murder and kidnapping cases, firearm offenses, sexual offenses including sexual abuse/assault, child pornography, and other serious criminal allegations. In each matter where his client was facing mandatory life in prison, Mr. Nelsen on behalf of his clients, has successfully avoided life in prison. James has also argued various issues in front of the Iowa Court of Appeals and 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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To schedule a consultation after a criminal arrest in Des Moines or elsewhere in Iowa, call 866-959-1190 or email us.

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