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Criminal Defense Law Firm

Criminal Legal Services

At Stowers & Nelsen, we have over 50 years of combined criminal defense experience in the courts of Iowa. Dean Stowers and James Nelsen defend all criminal cases from jury trial through appeal. We handle all types of criminal cases including but not limited to murder, burglary, robbery, sex crimes, fraud, theft, assault, OWI and many others.

Our goal is to help you or your loved one during trying times. We will work hard to get you the best possible outcome.

Stowers & Sarcone

Dean A. Stowers has practiced criminal defense for over 30 years. Dean has represented thousands of clients in Iowa's State and Federal Courts. Over the years, Dean has been listed in multiple legal publications as one of the top criminal defense lawyers in the area. Dean works hard every day to put his experience to work for you.

Stowers & Sarcone

James Nelsen

James Nelsen is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law. s a husband, father, avid football and baseball fan, and life experience enthusiast. He also happens to be a lawyer. His approachable nature and desire to help people provides representation that is intended to reduce the stress of your situation, but still ensure informative, insightful, and effective counsel. With the assistance of the team at Stowers and Nelsen, he provides client-centered, detailed, and results-driven counsel. From day one, James provides a roadmap for establishing the best defenses available, developing crucial facts, and analyzing legal issues involved in your matter. In cooperation with you from your initial strategy session, he will provide comprehensive and relentless representation.

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