Accomplished. Innovative. Passionate. CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY SERVING DES MOINES, IOWA.
PASSIONATE IOWA LAWYER ADVOCATES FOR CLIENTS FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES AND OTHER MATTERS
When you face a serious legal challenge, especially one where your freedom is at stake, a skilled attorney can help protect your rights and interests. At Philip Colt Moss in Des Moines, I apply creative problem-solving techniques in order to help clients achieve the best outcomes possible when they are facing felony or misdemeanor charges. Additionally, I handle personal injury cases, business law and employment law matters for clients. I am committed to helping clients overcome legal challenges and position themselves for favorable results.
Whether you are facing a legal action or have questions about an accident or business matter, a skilled attorney can help you achieve a better outcome. I handle cases involving:
Criminal defense — I represent clients in a wide range of criminal matters at the state and federal level, including cases involving theft, assault and battery, domestic violence crimes and other charges.
DUI/DWI — If you have been charged with a DUI/DWI, you could lose your license, incur steep fines and, in some cases, be incarcerated. I will aim for a reduction or dismissal of your charges.
Traffic violations – While many view traffic violations as minor nuisances, traffic tickets and moving violations have the power to wreak havoc on your life. Fees quickly mount, and points from tickets can cause your insurance premiums to skyrocket or result in a revoked or suspended license.
Drug crimes — Being accused of manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance is serious. If you have been charged with a drug crime, I will challenge the prosecution’s evidence and assert your rights at every step of your case.
Personal injury — For clients who have been in an accident caused by a negligent party, you may have a viable personal injury claim. I am an experienced civil litigator and can help you pursue damages in order to get the compensation you deserve.
Business law — I help clients by providing general guidance on several business and contract law matters involving entity formation, succession planning and more.
Unemployment — Losing your job is never easy. I work with those who have been let go and help them with their unemployment claims.
I am passionate about advocating for my clients and committed to finding innovative solutions, so you can rest easy knowing your matter is in safe hands.
Contact a committed Iowa attorney for your free consultation
Located in Des Moines, Philip Colt Moss represents clients in criminal defense, business law, personal injury and other types of matters.
Facing the threat of criminal prosecution or a lawsuit can be daunting. Colt Moss will bring energy and verve to your situation. He takes great satisfaction in helping his clients solve problems that they cannot solve on their own. Colt wants to help you navigate whatever problems life has created for you and is determined to be there with you every step of the way. “I stress the importance of communicating with my clients throughout the process,” Colt says. “I want to help them find hope and optimism in an otherwise challenging time.” Using creativity and hard work, Colt will help you move on with your life.
Colt joined Wandro as a trial attorney directly out of law school in 2012. From criminal matters and employment-related issues to personal injury and contract disputes, he has a wide-ranging practice. He enjoys being in the courtroom and advocating for his clients’ interests. Throughout his practice, he seeks to build lasting relationships with his colleagues and clients.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Best Employment Lawyers in Des Moines 2022||Expertise.com||2022|
|Lifetime Achievement Recipient||America's Top 100 Attorneys||2017|
|Top 40 under 40||National Trial Lawyers Association||2016|
|Top 40 under 40||National Trial Lawyers Association||2015|
|Top 40 under 40||National Trial Lawyers Association||2014|
|Top 40 under 40||National Trial Lawyers Association||2013|
|Attorney at Law||Wandro & Associates, P.C.||2012 - Present|
|Law Clerk||Wandro & Associates||2010 - 2012|
|Prosecutor||Gaston County Teen Drug Court||2010 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|Blackstone American Inn of Court||Member||2013 - Present|
|Iowa State Bar Association||Criminal Law Section||2012 - Present|
|Polk County Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Iowa Association of Justice||Member||2012 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2012 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Criminal Law Section||2012 - Present|
|Charlotte School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|University of Iowa||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2007|
|University of Kansas||N/A|
|State of Iowa v. Simmons||Case dismissed in its entirety.|
|State of Iowa v. Berglund||Case Dismissed.|
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