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  1. Personal Injury: 60%
  2. Litigation: 40%

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LaMarca Law Group, P.C.

1820 N.W. 118th Street
Suite 200
Des Moines, IA, 50325

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing198501/11/2016
IAAuthorized to practice law197003/15/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyer, Personal Injury LitigationBest Lawyers in America2016
2016 Lawyer of the Year, PI Litigation, DSM Metro AreaBest Lawyers2016
Top 100 Iowa Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2015
Best Lawyer, Commercial LitigationBest Lawyers in America2015
Best Lawyer, Personal Injury LitigationBest Lawyers in America2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Best Lawyer, Personal Injury LitigationBest Lawyers in America2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top 100 Iowa Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2014
Great Plains Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Best Lawyer, Commercial LitigationBest Lawyers in America2014
Best Attorneys in IowaBest Lawyers in America2013
Top 100 Iowa Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2013
Super Lawyer, Business LitigationSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Great Plains Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2013
Top 100 Iowa Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2012
Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2012
Great Plains Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Top 100 Iowa Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2011
Best Lawyer, Personal Injury LitigationBest Lawyers in America2011
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2011
Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2011
Best Lawyer, Personal Injury LitigationBest Lawyers in America2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Top 100 Iowa Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2010
Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Top 100 Iowa Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2009
Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2009
Great Plains Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Super Lawyer, Business LitigationSuper Lawyers2009
Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2008
Top 100 Iowa Trial AttorneysAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2008
Recognized in Business LitigationSuper Lawyer Magazine2008
Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2007
Public Justice AwardIowa Trial Lawyers Association2006
Member of the Year AwardIowa Trial Lawyers Association1989
Award for Notable Contribution to Legal LiteratureBancroft-Whitney Company1981
RecognizedWho's Who in American LawN/A
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American College of Board Certified AttorneysCharter Fellow2014 - Present
International Network of Boutique Law FirmsPresident, Iowa Chapter2006 - Present
Iowa Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident1995 - 1996
American Board of Professional Liability AttorneysBoard Certified - Medical Malpractice1993 - Present
Iowa Trial Lawyers AssociationVice President1992 - 1994
Iowa Trial Lawyers AssociationSecretary1991 - 1992
National Board of Trial AdvocacyBoard Certified Trial Attorney1990 - Present
Iowa Trial Lawyers AssociationParlimentarian1990 - 1991
American Board of Trial AdvocatesAdvocate1989 - Present
Iowa Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors1979 - 1983
The National Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMemberN/A
Iowa State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Florida Academy of Trial LawyersMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Insurance SectionMemberN/A
Florida State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Iowa Academy of Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of America n/k/a American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Iowa Trial Lawyers AssociationIowa Pleading, Causes of Action and Defenses2001
Trial Diplomacy JournalFinal Checklist of Trial Principals1991
The Iowa LawyerA Three Step Approach on Whether to Take a Case1991
In BriefDirect Examination1989
In BriefTraumatic Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Following Automobile Collision1989
In BriefExpression of Personal Opinion at Trial1989
In BriefAdmissibility of 'Day in the Life' Films1989
Defense Law JournalOverintrusive Surveillance of Plaintiffs in Personal Injury Cases1986
Overintrusive Surveillance of the Plaintiff in Personal Injury CasesAmerican Journal of Trial Advocacy1985
The Iowa Trial LawyerExpert Opinion Testimony: New Rules-Old Problems1985
The Legal InvestigatorRailroad Litigation: Investigating the Crossing Collision (Co-Author)1984
The Iowa Trial LawyerLiability of Parent Company for Work Related Injuries of Employees of Subsidiaries1983
Drake Law ReviewMarket Share Liability, Industry-Wide Liability, Alternative Liability and Concert of Action: Modern Legal Concepts Preserving Liability for Defective But Unidentifiable Products1981
Trial, Journal of the Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaRailroad Litigation: Investigating the Crossing Collision1981
Trial Diplomacy JournalCourtroom Use of Demonstrative Evidence1980
Legal Aspects of Medical MalpracticeDo D.O.s and M.D.s Have Equal Rights to Hospital Privileges?1979
The Trial Lawyers GuideSuggested Investigation, Discovery and Trial Techniques in Railroad Crossing Cases-From Standpoint of Plaintiffs1979
The Trial Lawyers GuideOpening Statements-Effective Techniques1978
Trial Diplomacy JournalEffective Techniques of Opening Statements1978
The Iowa Trial LawyerCourtroom Use of Demonstrative Evidence1977
The Iowa Trial LawyerCourtroom Use of Photographs1977
Safe-Tech IndustriesIndustrial Catastrophe Management - Statutory Products, Supervisor and Professional Liability (Co-Author)1976
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Drake University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1970
Southern Illinois UniversityPolitical Science, EnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1967