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Dean Stowers

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Location: 

West Des Moines, IA

Phone:

866-959-1190
800-320-7288

Fax:

515-225-6215

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Areas of Practice

  • State and Federal Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Appeals
  • Federal Drug Crimes
  • Federal Crimes
  • Property Seizure & Forfeiture
  • DUI/OWI

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1989
  • Pennsylvania, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1995

Education

  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
    • J.D. - 1989
  • University of Wisconsin--Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
    • B.S. - 1986

Published Works

  • Juror Bias Undiscovered During Voir Dire, 29 Drake L. Rev. 201, 1990
  • Casenote, 38 Drake L. Rev. 961, 1989

Representative Cases

  • U.S. v. Cornelius, 968 F.2d 703, 1992, 8th Cir.
  • Ginsberg v. D.O.T., 508 N.W.2d 663, 1993, Iowa
  • Huyser v. Iowa District Court, 499 N.W. 2d 1, 1993, Iowa
  • U.S. v. Cornelius, 999 F.2d 1293, 1993, 8th Cir.
  • U.S. v. O'Conner, 64 F.3d 355, 1995, 8th Cir.
  • U.S. v. Halter, 217 F.3d 551, 2000, 8th Cir.
  • State v. Hager, 630 N.W.2d 828, 2001, Iowa
  • U.S. v. Moyer, 244 F.3d 666, 2001, 8th Cir.
  • U.S. v. Cruz, 285 F .3d 692, 2002, 8th Circuit
  • State v. Esse, WL2367779, 2005, Iowa App.

Honors and Awards

  • Listed "The Best Lawyers in America."
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating- AV
  • Listed "Top 100 Trial Lawyers"
  • Listed "Great Plains Super Lawyers"

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Iowa State Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, 1990
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Association for Justice
  • Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Past Employment Positions

  • Rosenberg, Stowers & Morse, Partner, 1990 to 2008
  • Office of General Counsel, U.S. Sentencing Commission, Attorney, 1989 to 1990
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