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Mary Katherine Spellman

Criminal defense Attorney at West Des Moines, IA

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Molly Spellman

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  • Licensed for 14 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

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Focused, detail oriented, and aggressive criminal defense attorney with Spellman Law, P.C., located in West Des Moines and practicing throughout the State of Iowa and specializing in criminal defense including OWI / DUI defense, marijuana possession, felony drug possession, felony offenses, white collar crime, and traffic violations.;.


Spellman Law, P.C.
4000 Westown Pkwy Ste 120
West Des Moines, IA, 50266-6705


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Posted by Jeff | July 15, 2015
Molly Spellman Law
I was referred to Molly by a very good lawyer friend of mine. I found her to be very good at what she does. I was very pleased with every thing she did for me. I would definitely recommend her, to my friends, family, and co workers. Thank you Molly.
Posted by Brett | July 15, 2015
Best Criminal Defense Team in Iowa!
Mary was beyond excellent as my Attorney. She always kept me informed, was honest with me, and worked very hard to get my case dismissed. I thought for sure I would have lost my case but with the help of Mary and the Spellman team they represented me honorably, letting the justice system work the way it should. You can not get a better experienced attorney who will stop at nothing until the case is closed and her client is satisfied with the final verdict. I will be able to live a normal life only because of Mary and Sean Spellman.
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Posted by Aaron | July 15, 2015
Highly recommended
I retained Molly to represent me in a traffic dispute last year, and she was fantastic support and representation. She communicated clearly with me throughout the case and attempted to resolve the matter out of court. While we were unable to stay out of the courtroom, once the trial started, she was well organized and prepared. Her cross-examination of the state's witnesses (including the officer) was so strong, that the charges were dropped and case dismissed before we (defense) even needed to plead our case.
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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Spellman Law, P.C.
  • 2009 - Present


  • Drake University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Iowa
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006


  • Iowa Association of Justice
  • Criminal Defense Core Group Member (Board Member)
  • 2020 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Assocation
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Dallas County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • C. Edwin Moore Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner Student Course
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)/International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
  • 2014


Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am proud to call Molly a colleague and friend. She is an active attorney on statewide listservs. I trust her opinions and advice as it is well thought-out and authoritative. You can not go wrong with Molly as your attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Molly has great trial skills. We worked together on a matter and her knowledge and experience helped us get an excellent result."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense
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West Des Moines Criminal defense Lawyer Mary Katherine Spellman
Mary Katherine Spellman
Criminal defense Attorney
West Des Moines, IA
Licensed for 14 years
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