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George Anthony LaMarca

Personal injury Attorney at Des Moines, IA

5.0   9 reviews
  • State Years
    Iowa - IA 53 years
    Florida - FL 38 years
  • Licensed for 53 years
    State IA
    Acquired 1970
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

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About George

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George A. LaMarca’s practice includes Personal Injury Law, Business Litigation and Professional Malpractice. He has handled some of Iowa’s largest personal injury cases and some of the state’s most complex business litigation cases. He is board certified in Civil Trials and Civil Pretrial Practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is also board certified in Medical Malpractice Litigation by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. He is a Fellow of the American College of Board Certified Attorneys.

 

Mr. LaMarca was named the Best Lawyers® 2016 Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” in the Des Moines metro area. He was peer selected for inclusion by Best Lawyers® in both “Best Lawyers in America” and “Best Attorneys in Iowa.” He has consistently been selected as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by The National Trial Lawyers and “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by The American Trial Lawyers Association. He has continually received “Super Lawyer” designation by Super Lawyers magazine.

 

Mr. LaMarca is a highly respected legal author. He has written and lectured extensively on the investigation and trial of complex cases, and the use of demonstrative evidence, models, tests and experiments in the courtroom. He is the author of Iowa Pleading, Causes of Action and Defenses, a comprehensive and definitive work on pleading and practice, procedural rules, forms and strategies that has brought wide acclaim from Iowa litigators. He has received awards for notable contributions to legal literature, and as a result of his press-worthy trials, he was featured in the legal anthology, The Trial Masters, Prentice Hall, 1994.

 

Mr. LaMarca has been a very active member of the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association n/k/a Iowa Association for Justice for over 25 years. He was President in 1995-1996 and served on its Board of Governors from 1979-1983 and 1987-1991. In 1989, he was selected as the ITLA’s Outstanding Member of the Year. As a result of his extensive jury trial experience, he holds the rank of Advocate with the American Board of Trial Advocates. In 2006, Mr. LaMarca was elected President of the Iowa Chapter of ABOTA and has served as a national board member representing Iowa since 2007. He is a member of The Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, a national association of committed lawyers who have joined together to help eliminate unsafe and illegal interstate trucking practices.

 

Mr. LaMarca received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Drake University School of Law. He is admitted to practice and handles cases in Iowa and Florida, all U.S. District Courts in Iowa, the U.S. District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, the District of Nebraska, the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the Eleventh Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

Mr. LaMarca’s hobbies include fly-fishing (both fresh and saltwater) and vegetable and herb gardening. In addition to his legal writings and editorial positions in the legal field, Mr. LaMarca has also authored several travel pieces for certain travel and professional publications. He is also the author of a notable reference work and anthology, “Wine Wisdom,” published in 2002 by Vantage Press.

Location

LaMarca Law Group, P.C.
1820 N.W. 118th Street
Suite 200
Des Moines, IA, 50325

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Posted by Jim | June 20, 2016
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A lawyer you can trust that gets the job done!
Mr. LaMarca is our corporate attorney. He has worked tirelessly with me and our firm for the past 21 years. I can attest that Mr. LaMarca demonstrates a total knowledge of the law and with his total dedication to his clients, he delivers results. With Mr. LaMarca's leadership, we have developed fair and binding new construction contracts. Mr. LaMarca has repeatedly assisted in negotiating complex contracts and has artfully defended our firm in the limited number of contract disputes we have encountered. If you seek the very best, contact Mr. LaMarca directly. 21 years ago, Mr. LaMarca was on the other side of a contract dispute and they ate-our-lunch, so to speak. From then on, thankfully, Mr. LaMarca remains on our team!
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Posted by Lincoln | June 20, 2016
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Representative for two generations
Mr. LaMarca has been our legal advisor and consultant for two generations. My father became acquainted with Mr. LaMarca in the early 1970s. He guided him through many business decisions and represented him throughout his life. Mr. LaMarca still today helps in a variety of legal issues for our family. Our trust and loyalty to Mr. LaMarca will always be strong as he has proven to work hard for our family's financial and legal matters. He is one of a kind who is quick to offer help and will dig deep to give us fair and honorable representation. Our allegiance to Mr. LaMarca will continue in the future
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Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2016
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Great support system
George La Marca and his team were there for me from the time the incident happened and we brought him on, until the day the settlement took place.... and even beyond. It brings such a peace-of-mind to know that I had an attorney who looked out for my best interest.
Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2016
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One of the best
I have utilized George and his firm on multiple occasions over the years and will continue to do so in the future. The professionalism, thoroughness and ability to get things done are unmatched by George and his people.
Posted by Mac | June 14, 2016
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George is My Bulldog.
The cases I have brought to George have not been simple run-of-the-mill cases. Our cases have been tough battles, and there is no one more fierce in a deposition that George. Once George begins firing questions at the opposition, the case is usually ready to "settle"! He is a tough but very Fair man. George has the highest of Integrity. Plus, I really like him. He's A Good Egg!
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Posted by Susan | October 29, 2015
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Experience & Expertise Exceed Expectations
After being critically injured in a motorcycle accident, I had no idea where to turn but knew I needed an attorney. I had complete confidence in Mr. George LaMarca and his team after just one meeting. The LaMarca Law Group, P.C., is definitely a "high power law firm" with amazing expertise and experience. What may come as a surprise is the amount of kindness and compassion that is extended by every member of their team. Their genuine concern for me was overwhelming. The level of expertise was outstanding. They anticipated every event and prepared appropriately. The service I received exceeded every expectation.
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Posted by Doug | October 27, 2015
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George LaMarca Review
Our firm has been doing business with George LaMarca since 2010 and George has always went above and beyond to answer all our needs in a swift and professional manner. I would highly recommend him to other business owners.
Posted by Captain Mike | October 24, 2015
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George Lamarca my attorney!
George has offered his firms expertise to my diverse endeavors including a commercial boat business, Having the marine focus they could provide was something quite unique in landlocked Des Moines Iowa. I reccomend the Lamarca firm for the routine to the most complex legal issues.
Posted by Bruce | October 23, 2015
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A proven winner
George La Marca has served as my plaintiff's attorney in 8 different business related lawsuits in Iowa, New York and Florida over the last 25 years. We have prevailed in each and every lawsuit. If you don't retain George... it will be your worst nightmare to see him sitting across the table representing the other side.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • Drake University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1970
  • Southern Illinois University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1967

Associations

  • American College of Board Certified Attorneys
  • Charter Fellow
  • 2014 - Present
  • International Network of Boutique Law Firms
  • President, Iowa Chapter
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
  • Board Certified - Medical Malpractice
  • 1993 - Present
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Board Certified Trial Attorney
  • 1990 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Advocate
  • 1989 - Present
  • Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America n/k/a American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Insurance Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Iowa Trial Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Iowa Trial Lawyers Association
  • Vice President
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Iowa Trial Lawyers Association
  • Secretary
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Iowa Trial Lawyers Association
  • Parlimentarian
  • 1990 - 1991
  • Iowa Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 1979 - 1983
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2016 Lawyer of the Year, PI Litigation, DSM Metro Area
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer, Personal Injury Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Iowa Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer, Personal Injury Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Great Plains Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer, Personal Injury Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Iowa Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Iowa Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Attorneys in Iowa
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Great Plains Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer, Business Litigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Iowa Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Great Plains Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Iowa Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyer, Personal Injury Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Top 100 Iowa Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyer, Personal Injury Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2009
  • Great Plains Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Top 100 Iowa Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer, Business Litigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2008
  • Recognized in Business Litigation
  • Super Lawyer Magazine
  • 2008
  • Top 100 Iowa Trial Attorneys
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2008
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2007
  • Public Justice Award
  • Iowa Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2006
  • Member of the Year Award
  • Iowa Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1989
  • Award for Notable Contribution to Legal Literature
  • Bancroft-Whitney Company
  • 1981
  • Recognized
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Iowa Trial Lawyers Association
  • Iowa Pleading, Causes of Action and Defenses
  • 2001
  • Trial Diplomacy Journal
  • Final Checklist of Trial Principals
  • 1991
  • The Iowa Lawyer
  • A Three Step Approach on Whether to Take a Case
  • 1991
  • In Brief
  • Direct Examination
  • 1989
  • In Brief
  • Traumatic Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Following Automobile Collision
  • 1989
  • In Brief
  • Expression of Personal Opinion at Trial
  • 1989
  • In Brief
  • Admissibility of 'Day in the Life' Films
  • 1989
  • Defense Law Journal
  • Overintrusive Surveillance of Plaintiffs in Personal Injury Cases
  • 1986
  • The Iowa Trial Lawyer
  • Expert Opinion Testimony: New Rules-Old Problems
  • 1985
  • Overintrusive Surveillance of the Plaintiff in Personal Injury Cases
  • American Journal of Trial Advocacy
  • 1985
  • The Legal Investigator
  • Railroad Litigation: Investigating the Crossing Collision (Co-Author)
  • 1984
  • The Iowa Trial Lawyer
  • Liability of Parent Company for Work Related Injuries of Employees of Subsidiaries
  • 1983
  • Drake Law Review
  • Market Share Liability, Industry-Wide Liability, Alternative Liability and Concert of Action: Modern Legal Concepts Preserving Liability for Defective But Unidentifiable Products
  • 1981
  • Trial, Journal of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Railroad Litigation: Investigating the Crossing Collision
  • 1981
  • Trial Diplomacy Journal
  • Courtroom Use of Demonstrative Evidence
  • 1980
  • The Trial Lawyers Guide
  • Suggested Investigation, Discovery and Trial Techniques in Railroad Crossing Cases-From Standpoint of Plaintiffs
  • 1979
  • Legal Aspects of Medical Malpractice
  • Do D.O.s and M.D.s Have Equal Rights to Hospital Privileges?
  • 1979
  • The Trial Lawyers Guide
  • Opening Statements-Effective Techniques
  • 1978
  • Trial Diplomacy Journal
  • Effective Techniques of Opening Statements
  • 1978
  • The Iowa Trial Lawyer
  • Courtroom Use of Demonstrative Evidence
  • 1977
  • The Iowa Trial Lawyer
  • Courtroom Use of Photographs
  • 1977
  • Safe-Tech Industries
  • Industrial Catastrophe Management - Statutory Products, Supervisor and Professional Liability (Co-Author)
  • 1976
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Des Moines Personal injury Lawyer George Anthony LaMarca
George Anthony LaMarca
Personal injury Attorney
Des Moines, IA
Licensed for 53 years