Stowers & Nelsen PLC


Headquarters: West Des Moines, Iowa

1 The Best Lawyers in America® award

Dedicated to protecting your rights and fighting to further your interests.

The team at Stowers & Nelsen in Des Moines, Iowa, provides high quality, effective and experienced defense. If you or a loved one has been arrested for, charged with, or is under investigation for a crime, contact us today to schedule a consultation and put an experienced trial team on your side.

Dean Stowers

As a trial lawyer, lead attorney Dean Stowers has tried many jury trials throughout Iowa at the State and Federal level. Mr. Stowers has secured acquittals for his clients in more than two-thirds of his trials. Mr. Stowers has represented clients in some of the most complex white collar and non-white collar cases in Iowa's State and Federal courts. He has also argued more than 35 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. Let Stowers & Nelsen put this experience to work for you.

James Nelsen

James has handled in excess of a thousand criminal cases, including high profile criminal matters and various personal injury matters across Iowa and in Missouri. He has successfully litigated cases in State and Federal court, including complex multiple party litigation, high profile murder and kidnapping cases, and international drug conspiracies. With his results focused approach to criminal matters, legal knowledge and life experience, James brings a comprehensive method to case management, and provides a resolve which is evidenced by a proven track record of success. In his representation of you, James will provide honest and forthright advice as well as outstanding advocacy.

Peter Ickes

Peter Ickes is a bright young attorney who advocates for clients with an aggressive, yet understanding, style. He understands that facing criminal charges can be one of the most stressful times in a person's life. Everyone deserves a defense and someone on their side, and that's what he will provide for you. He knows that deciding to hire an attorney is a big decision, and works hard so his clients can be confident they've made the right decision to retain him for their case. In his time at Stowers & Nelsen, Peter has handled nearly every type of criminal case, from felonies to misdemeanors, in both state and federal court.

Amy L. Pille

Upon graduation in 2003 from AIB College of Business, Amy began working as a legal assistant for Dean Stowers. Amy has a combined total of 18 years experience as a legal assistant. She has experience in trial support in civil and criminal litigation, transcription, organizing and summarizing discovery materials and preparing legal documents. As a legal assistant, Amy has become highly skilled at complex case organization, including through the use of case management software and techniques. Amy has employed her talents to the benefit of many clients in particularly complex and difficult cases all the way through attending trial as part of a trial team. Amy is devoted to her career in assisting the attorneys in providing the best outcome for our clients.

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West Des Moines, IA
650 South Prairie View Drive, Suite 130 West Des Moines, IA 50266 United States

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