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George B. Jones

Personal injury Attorney at Lamoni, IA

5.0   32 reviews

also known as The Law Office of George B. Jones, PLLC


Licensed for 36 years

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About George

Learn George’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    50%
    If you have been in a car wreck, call me. I have a first-rate litigation support team, and we will get you what you deserve. I represent clients in all injury cases, including automobile accidents, truck collisions, work and construction accidents, and wrongful death.

    35 years

  2. Car accident
    21%
    If you have been in a car wreck, call me. I have a first-rate litigation support team, and we will get you what you deserve. I represent clients in all injury cases, including automobile accidents, truck collisions, work and construction accidents, and wrongful death.

    35 years

  3. Criminal defense
    20%
    My experience spans 26 years working as a criminal defense attorney in 4 states, and 10 years teaching college criminal law courses at Graceland University in southern Iowa. My criminal law practice includes representation of clients on all felony and misdemeanor charges in state court, including: drug crimes, sexual assault and rape, drunk driving (OWI), child abuse, murder, forgery, identity theft, fraud, theft, burglary, assault, robbery, arson, and all types of traffic offenses.

    35 years

  4. DUI and DWI
    9%
    I have experience as both a prosecutor of DUI cases and a defense lawyer. I will examine the science behind the test as well as the facts surrounding the stop and any search or questioning. If there is a defense, I will find it and work hard to achieve the best possible result for you.

    35 years

ASSISTING ALL IOWA CLIENTS-CAR WRECKS, TRUCK AND MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS, SLIP AND FALL, MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE, WORKER'S COMPENSATION, AS WELL AS ALL CRIMINAL LAW MATTERS. CALL - (855) 959-3266

I represent clients in all injury cases, including automobile accidents, truck collisions, motorcycle accidents, industrial accidents, worker's compensation, construction accidents, and wrongful death.  Call me today about your car wreck or other injury case.  I will get you the money you deserve.

 

My experience spans over 30 years working hard for my clients in 4 states. I also spent ten years teaching college criminal law courses at Graceland University in southern Iowa, and training lawyers and judges in criminal trial techniques throughout Latin America.

 

My criminal law practice includes representation of clients on all felony and misdemeanor charges in state court, including: drug crimes, sexual assault and rape, drunk driving (OWI), child abuse, murder, forgery, identity theft, fraud, theft, burglary, assault, robbery, arson, and all types of traffic offenses.  I have extensive immigration experience that equips me to defend immigrants aggressively, seeking solutions that protect their immigration rights.

 

I also have an active family law practice and represent clients in divorce, custody, adoption, paternity and support cases.  I also work with clients on trust and estate planning matters.

Awards

Gold Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2017,2014
Client's Choice
2017 2014
Top Contributor 2015,2014
Top Contributor
2015 2014

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Licensed for 36 years
State IA
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 12/16/2022
State FL
Status Retired
Acquired 1988
Updated 11/23/2022
State AL
Status Inactive
Acquired 1987
Updated 11/10/2022
State CO
Status Inactive
Acquired 1986
Updated 01/13/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact George

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Attorney George B. Jones
Polk County Courthouse
500 Mulberry Street
Des Moines, IA, 50309
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Clarke County Courthouse
Osceola, IA, 50213
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Johnson County Courthouse
417 South Clinton Street
Iowa City, IA, 52240
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Wapello County Courthouse
101 West 4th Street
Ottumwa, IA, 52501
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Pottawattamie County Courthouse
227 South 6th Street
Council Bluffs, IA, 51502
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  32 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
George received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2017
Posted by daisy | August 21, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Says how it is
I had a consultation with George and let me tell you, my gut told me to hire him in that moment. If it wasn't for distance, George would have been my lawyer, although he couldn't take the case George wanted what was best for me as he even went out of his way to recommend other lawyers who could help win my case and if those contacts did not wrong, he had no problem to go out of his way to find more alternative. If this doesn't speak quality and honorable, I don't know what else can.
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Posted by JAMIE | April 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expungement
I contacted George Jones to handle an expungement of a criminal record from 20 years ago and the entire process went flawlessly .
Posted by Boyd | January 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pro Se civil litigation guidance
I hired George for help to guide me as a pro se client on a complicated lawsuit that involved unusual circumstances with intangible non-monetary targets as the primary goal. We succeeded brilliantly as far as reasonably possible in litigation. Could not have been accomplished without competent and experienced counsel. Thanks George!
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A criminal/Immigration case
I hired George to help out with a pretty scary issue where I was in. As an immigrant, I was so worried to see I will lose everything but he got me sorted out after the first telephone call we had. He could help me from both immigration and criminal sides and come up with the best solution which could survive me and my life. He is so respectful, reliable and considerate. He spent time -as much as he could- to solve the problem on-time, and I could get the result right at the time I needed. I wish he had been cheaper and that this all never happened to me. But he made me feel a lot better while he worked and I am so pleasant and satisfied with choosing him now.
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Posted by Jennifer | April 3, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Follow Through
I have worked with George on two workers' compensation cases as co-counsel. He has done a remarkable job following up with our clients on things we needed and he does so in a timely manner. While I am a lawyer, if I was a client, George would be at the top of my list because the number one thing for any lawyer is prompt and effective communication and George does that.
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Posted by Jesse | December 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
George knows his stuff!
I utilized George for a child custody modification and step-parent adoption. George made this experience as painless as possible and explained each step of the process in great detail and in a way that everyone involved understood. He was wonderful when it came to working with the preparation of witnesses and was always willing to consider ideas and look at things in a new when it came to solving potential problems. George is outstanding at conducting research and never gives up! If you are looking for someone who is willing to listen to your issue and how you would like to see the issue resolved George is the best!
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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
On your side.
Mr. Jones helped my family through a very difficult situation. If I could give him 10 stars I would. He went above and beyond what most lawyers would have done to resolve the issue.
Posted by Sharice | November 7, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extrenely helpful
Very patient and understanding person and I am grateful for the help you privided me with today!
Posted by Sheri | November 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer with Integrity
George handled a Guardianship case for me. First, I felt he had my best interest in mind as he prepared the case. Great communication throughout the process. In my dealings with George there was nothing negative to report. In fact, his integrity in billing was heart warming. As a client I had no way of knowing the hours necessary to prepare my case. But when all was said and done, I received a final statement and refund check in the mail for the unused portion of my retainer. Competent and honest.
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Posted by Pat | October 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
conscientious and thorough
We came to George B. Jones to work on our family trust. He was very helpful to us, and was honest with us if not sure of something. He would do his research and get back with us. While this did take some time (and money), we felt that we got good value and have a great deal of trust in him.
Response from George Jones November 2, 2017
Thank you so much for your confidence in my work. Please continue to call on me for all of your legal needs!
Posted by Howard | October 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strong Recommendation
I have known George for many years and have been impressed with his thoughtful and caring commitment to the welfare of many citizens in our community and our county. George is a bright, articulate, and compassionate lawyer, whose interest in justice for all in need is manifest in his daily actions and cases. For example, we witnessed first-hand his wise and competent defense of a client we knew very well, whose life was "saved," so to speak, by his efforts. As a result of our trust in his legal expertise and ethical integrity, we asked George to help us develop an Estate plan. We highly valued his detailed consideration of the issues and careful guidance and coordination of the project which was completed in 2015. I enthusiastically recommend George's services as a lawyer.
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Response from George Jones November 2, 2017
Thank you for your kind words. I try hard to instill trust and confidence, because I know that the legal matters that my clients entrust to me are extremely important. Your affirmation of that trust provides reassurance that my work is helpful. You know I will be here to respond to all your legal needs.
Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Insurance issue
I was in an accident recently that was not my fault (I was rear-ended on a major highway.) Their insurance company decided that I was at fault after they "reviewed" the footage from the other drivers front forward camera. After consulting with George Jones, we decided to fight their ruling. After George put together a strongly worded letter and sent it to the insurance company, they haven't bothered me since and it has been almost a 10 months since the accident. Great Job George and would highly recommend George Jones for any legal matter you may have!!
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Response from George Jones November 2, 2017
Please let me know if that insurance company gives you any more trouble!
Posted by Charles | October 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A simple divorce
All I needed was a simple, uncontested divorce. Probably the most unusual thing was including a disestablishment of paternity. Mr. Jones explained the process to me every step of the way, thus allowing me to get through the entire thing quickly and move on with my life.
Response from George Jones November 2, 2017
It was a pleasure to assist you. Please continue to look to me for all your legal needs.
Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
George is a life saver!
George worked very hard for me to get a very complicated criminal matter resolved. I was in a very difficult situation and due to his hard work, it was like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders. He kept me constantly informed of his progress throughout the entire process. His research skills and negotiating abilities were extremely impressive. He was amazing. I am forever grateful and highly recommend retaining George if you need help with anything. He knows what he is doing!
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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Defense and Divorce
George was honest with me explaining my options as we worked through a Domestic Abuse Assault charge that ended in a not guilty verdict! Through a lot of hard work the dissolution of marriage I was able to get out without any spousal support payments. Thanks George!
Response from George Jones November 2, 2017
I am pleased that we were able to successfully defend your charges and achieve a favorable outcome in your dissolution case. Please call on me in the future if you have any further legal needs. Thank you for your confidence in my work.
Posted by Rich | October 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
George Jones
Mr. Jones is a great attorney for me in matters of divorce and personal injury. He is always accurate in assessing the situation and being aggressive in action. His rates are reasonable too.
Response from George Jones October 20, 2017
Thank you! I appreciate your confidence in my work and alway enjoy giving counsel to you and your family!
Posted by Richard | October 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy to communicate with.
George has been working with me for several months trying to correct mistakes made by my previous attorney. He has been so much easier to communicate with than my previous attorney. He's very professional, and takes the time to answer your questions. I trust that he's doing his best to help me get a positive outcome.
Response from George Jones October 18, 2017
Thank you, Richard! It is a pleasure for me to work with you. I know how important your case is to you.
Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I couldn't have done it without him!
George was hired to advise and review a contract I was considering. His expert assistance directed me to clarify several key points and lead to the signing of a contract worth over a quarter million dollars. His help was invaluable.
Response from George Jones November 2, 2017
It was a pleasure for me to assist you. Thanks for your kind words.
Posted by Tyler | October 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We got 3 times the amount they originally offered!!
He helped my wife and I negotiate for fair and proper pricing for shutters that we ordered. The company messed up our order and was trying to charge far too much. We both didn't know where to begin with the process, but George jumped right in and was a tough negotiator. He helped us clearly state our concerns and lay out what we thought was fair compensation. We ended up receiving exactly what we asked for, 3 times the original amount they offered!
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Response from George Jones October 18, 2017
Thank you! Call on me any time--I'm always glad to help!
Posted by Joe | October 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgable and efficient
George reviewed our 25 year old existing will and revised it to bring up date. He recommended changes and explained the adjustments that needed to be made due to the passing of time and to comply with Iowa regulations. When completed he reviewed it with us page by page and answered any questions thoroughly. George is very easy to work with, we would highly recommend.
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Response from George Jones October 17, 2017
Thanks Joe! It was a pleasure to work with you both!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-42%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor of Criminal Law
  • Graceland University
  • 2001 - 2012

Education

  • University of Denver
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of Denver
  • MA - Masters
  • 1986
  • Graceland University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981
  • Graceland University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981
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Legal Cases

  • State of Iowa v R.H.
  • All charges dismissed.
  • State of Missouri v D.M.
  • All charges dismissed
  • State of Iowa v L.D.
  • Not guilty jury verdict.
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Associations

  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Amnesty International
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association, International Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • Attorney Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • Attorney Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
  • Attorney Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Attorney Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member (retired)
  • 1988 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member (inactive)
  • 1987 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member (inactive)
  • 1986 - Present
  • Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Iowa State Bar Association, International Law Section
  • Former Chair
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Iowa State Bar Association, International Law Section
  • Section Council Member
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Pro Hac Vice
  • 2009 - 2012
  • American Bar Association, International Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - 2018
  • American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Poarch Creek Indian Tribal Court
  • Attorney Member
  • 1990 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2022
  • 2022 Great Plains Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • 2021 Top 10 Attorney Award for Iowa
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Nominated to Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys
  • America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Nominated to America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Nominated for Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Iowa's Top 10 Attorneys
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2020
  • Nominated for America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Attorney selection for Iowa
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Nominated for Top 100 Award
  • America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • 2020
  • AV Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • 2019 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Attorney Rating
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2019
  • Selected to America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys for Iowa
  • America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Nominated for Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Inc.
  • 2018
  • America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys nomination
  • America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2018
  • "Recognizing Excellence In The Practice of Law" nomination
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • "10 Best Attorneys" for Iowa nomination
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Expert in Criminal Justice
  • ABA UNDP International Legal Resource Center
  • 2008
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Publications

  • ABA Rule of Law Initiative
  • Manual de la Evidencia Forense en Centroamérica (Central American Forensic Evidence Manual)
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • ABA Rule of Law Workshop in Santa Ana, El Salvador
  • Técnicas de Litigación Oral con Énfasis en la Producción de la Prueba Científica en el Proceso Penal
  • 2016
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Criminal Law Seminar, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Representing the Juvenile in Adult Court--Panel Participant
  • 2014
  • Academia de Destrezas en Litigación” (Academy of Trial Skills), San Diego, California
  • Criminal Trial Skills--Instructor
  • 2014
  • Programa en Guatemala para el Fortalecimiento de la Persecución Penal, Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Curso—Taller de Capacitación: Refrescamiento de Técnicas de Litigación Oral
  • 2012
  • Curso Investigaciones En El Sistema Penal Acusatorio Panameño, Coclé, Panamá
  • Workshop--Investigation in the Panamanian Penal Accusatorial System
  • 2012
  • Programa en México de Apoyo para las Facultades de Derecho, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Workshop--Litigación Oral Penal
  • 2011
  • Iowa State Bar Association, International Law Section, Des Moines, Iowa
  • International Law in the Practice of Law in the United States
  • 2010
  • Inter- institutional Course on Oral Trial Techniques in the Penal Justice System, Quito, Ecuador
  • Workshop-Técnicas de Juicio Oral Penal
  • 2010
  • Inter- institutional Course on Oral Trial Techniques in the Penal Justice System, Coclé, Panamá
  • Workshop--Técnicas de Juicio Oral Penal
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
Endorse George
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Jones represented a co-defendant in a criminal case. His ability to identify and respond to evidentiary issues is excellent."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"George is an excellent lawyer. He is thoughtful and a good communicator. He is one of those attorneys that truly cares for his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Having worked with George on two matters now, I can attest that he truly cares about his clients' interests. He is prompt, professional, and bilingual! Hablo un poquito solamente! I would not hesitate to team up with George on any cases in the future!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly knowledgable attorney. Great asset to the legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"George and I are members of a well known group of dedicated trial attorneys in the state who defend those accused of criminal offenses. He has earned the reputation as a skilled advocate who can successfully litigate novel and complex issues on his client's behalf. I would not hesitate to refer a friend or a family member to him for advice and representation."
General practice Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We first met when we worked together on some real esate matters in connectiion with an estate planning matter. I learned that he is a lawyer sound on the law and with extraordinarily good judgment. He is tenacious and works harder for his clients than most lawyers I know. He undertook a very controversial criminal defense matter and guided his client to a beneficial resolution. George lives in a small town and conducts a very diverse practice. He is an excellent country lawyer in the best sense of that phrase. If I needed a lawyer my first choice on most matters would be George."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Jones is knowledgeable and experienced in both criminal defense and trial skills. His interest and passion for these areas show in his work. He also has a working knowledge of Spanish that, no doubt, is of great benefit in the service of his clients."
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Personal injury
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DUI and DWI

Avvo Contributions

Top Contributor 2015
Top Contributor

George earned significant contribution points in 2015.

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Lamoni Personal injury Lawyer George B. Jones
George B. Jones
Personal injury Attorney
Lamoni, IA
Licensed for 36 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available