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John Owen Moeller

About me




University of Iowa, BGS, 1976.

University of Iowa College of Law, With Honors, December 1978.


Admitted to Practice

Iowa Supreme Court, January 1979.

U.S. Courts:

Southern District of Iowa
Northern District of Iowa
Central District of Illinois
United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States


I have prepared and tried to jury verdict almost 200 criminal defense and plaintiff’s personal injury cases and hundreds more trials and motions have been presented to a judge for decision in the 34 years I have been a lawyer. I have briefed and argued dozens of cases to Iowa and Federal Appellate Courts. These cases have ranged from a landlord tenant small claims case to weeks long products liability and federal conspiracy cases.



Fire casualties: is a smoke detector to blame? Trial Magazine, Journal of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, November,1999.







Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    36 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 35%
    36 years, 300 cases
  3. Administrative Law: 10%
    26 years, 50 cases
  4. Appeals: 10%
    36 years, 40 cases
  5. Federal Crime: 5%
    31 years, 25 cases



Hourly ($200-250/hour), contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • John Aaron Singer

    I endorse this lawyer. John is an ethical and knowledgeable attorney. I have had the pleasure of having a case with him where our client's were co-defendant's. He was very approachable and easy to work with. He is highly competent and skilled.


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  • Jonathan A Millet

    Attorney Moeller's advice is spot on; as shown by the answers he has posted to questions on criminal defense law, he takes the time to answer questions in a common sense manner and plainly addresses legal issues. As a prosecutor, I have seen few criminal defense attorneys that have this ability.


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Contact info

John O. Moeller Attorney at Law

601 Brady St.
Suite 303
Davenport, IA, 52803


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
20 Year BV Distinguished AttorneyMartindale-Hubbell2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate attorneyNewport, Buzzell ,Liebbe & Fortini1979 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
Iowa State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Scott County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Iowa Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mercer vs. Pittway Corporation, 616 N.W.2d 601 (Iowa 2000)Products liability case, punitive damages reversed on appeal and case remanded for retrial.
Roeder vs. Nolan, 321 N.W.2d 1 (Iowa 1982)N/A
U.S. v. Griffin, 482 F.3d 1008 (8th Cir. 2007)Requested relief denied
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial MagazineFire casualties: is a smoke detector to blame?1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Iowa College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
University of IowaN/AB.G.S.1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Learn Over Lunch CLESubpoenas for Protected Information2012
Patricia Rhodes Cepican CLE SeriesPersonal Injury and Divorce2008
Family Law SeminarPersonal Injury and Divorce2008