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Thomas D. S. Farnsworth was born and raised in Iowa City, Iowa. Thomas received a Bachelor of Business Administration, in Finance, from the University of Iowa and the Henry B. Tippie College of Business. During Thomas' undergraduate experience he clerked at a local law firm and worked as a pretrial interviewer for the Sixth Judicial District of Iowa. In 2004 Thomas began the accelerated program in at the University of Iowa College of Law and graduated in December of 2006. While in law school Thomas was licensed by the Iowa Supreme Court to work as a prosecuting legal intern. Thomas worked as a prosecuting legal intern from May 2005 through December 2006 in Johnson County, Iowa. As an intern he prosecuted simple misdemeanor cases including traffic violations, alcohol offenses, thefts, and assaults. Thomas also assisted in the prosecution indictable related offenses such as Operating While Intoxicated, thefts, embezzlement, and assaults. Thomas joined the Law Office of J. Dean Keegan after his admission into the Iowa Bar Association in April of 2007.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 90%
  2. Workers Compensation: 10%



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  • Nicholas Arthur Sarcone

    I endorse this lawyer. Tom is thorough, detailed and intelligent. He is the one of the best (if not the best) OWI/DUI practitioners in Eastern Iowa. When I have clients who need criminal defense help in Eastern Iowa I always send them to Tom!


    Nicholas Sarcone Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Keegan & Farnsworth Law Offices

103 E College St Ste 312
Iowa City, IA, 52240-4008


IAAuthorized to practice law200701/13/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of Competency, DataMaster DMT & Breath AlcoholMary Catherine McMurry and Charles J. Rathburn2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyKeegan and Farnsworth2007 - Present
Prosecuting Legal Intern licensed by the Iowa Supreme CourtJohnson County Attorney's Office, State of Iowa2005 - 2006
Pretrial InterviewerSixth Judicial District of Iowa2003 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Board of Govenor of the Iowa Association for JusticeAt large2013 - Present
Iowa Association of JusticeCriminal Core Group2013 - Present
Iowa State Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Ke...Felon in possession of firearm- Dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Iowa College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of IowaFinanceBBA - Bachelor of Business AdministrationN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Iowa Association of Justice 40th Annual ConventionThe True Cost an OWI: Liberty; Money; and Wheels.2014