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Dean A Stowers

515-224-7446
Dean A Stowers
Stowers & Sarcone PLC
650 S. Prairie View Drive, Suite 130
West Des Moines, IA 50266
www.stowerssarcone.com
Phone: 515-224-7446
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Dean A Stowers

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NORML Criminal Defense Section

NORML Criminal Defense Section

Dean A Stowers

About Dean A Stowers

Dean was born in Madison, Wisconsin on March 5, 1964. Dean grew up in northern Wisconsin where he attended high school at Rhinelander High School, the Home of the Hodag . After completing college at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and attending law school at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, Dean studied for, took, and passed the Iowa bar exam, moved to Washington, D.C., and then studi... read more »

Biography

Dean was born in Madison, Wisconsin on March 5, 1964. Dean grew up in northern Wisconsin where he attended high school at Rhinelander High School, the Home of the Hodag . After completing college at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and attending law school at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, Dean studied for, took, and passed the Iowa bar exam, moved to Washington, D.C., and then studied for, took and passed the Pennsylvania bar exam in Philadelphia. From 1989-1990 Mr. Stowers worked in the Office of General Counsel as a counselor to the United States Sentencing Commission, the agency that promulgates the Federal Sentencing Guidelines used in federal sentencing.

In 1990 Dean returned to work in criminal defense at The Rosenberg Law Firm where he had clerked during law school and developed an interest in criminal defense. Over the next several years, Dean worked with and mentored under Raymond Rosenberg, Paul Rosenberg, and Dan Jacobi. Raymond Rosenberg, with whom Dean practiced until he retired in 2005, was widely regarded throughout the last quarter century of his career as the best criminal defense lawyer in Iowa. Paul Rosenberg, now in sole practice has achieved tremendous results in some very high profile cases. Dan Jacobi left private practice and is now General Counsel at Pioneer Hybrid. Mentoring is crucial to the development of a lawyer's skills and Dean remains grateful for all he learned in his formative years.

Dean has tried alone or participated in trying with others in dozens of criminal jury trials, including roughly half of those in federal court. Dean has secured not guilty verdicts in more than 70% of those trials, including one streak of four consecutive federal jury trial acquittals. Dean has tried some of the longest-running and most complex criminal jury trials in the history of Iowa federal courts.

Although Dean greatly enjoys jury trials, he is also a believer in the value of effective pretrial motions, including motions to suppress unlawfully obtained evidence. For every favorable jury verdict that Dean has secured for his clients, there are many more cases dismissed or disposed of quietly as a result of successful pretrial motions and advocacy.

Dean is a fighter who stands by his clients against some of the longest odds, including through appellate review. Dean takes pride in handling appeals from his own unsuccessful trial or sentencing outcomes and has attained numerous reversals in noteworthy and precedent-setting cases.

Dean is known as an aggressive, outspoken, and highly-effective advocate who shows up prepared and ready to achieve the very best possible outcome for his clients. Dean has developed techniques for case organization and preparation not known to be employed by other attorneys. These methods give Dean the organizational and informational edge to know a case better than anyone else involved.

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Dean A Stowers -
Stowers & Sarcone PLC
650 S. Prairie View Drive, Suite 130
West Des Moines, IA 50266
www.stowerssarcone.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 515-224-7446
  • Office: 866-959-1190
  • Fax: 515-225-6215

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Criminal Defense34.00%
Federal Crimes33.00%
Marijuana Defense33.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
Iowa Member in Good Standing 1989

Work Experience

Position Duration
Stowers & Sarcone, Partner 2014 – present
Stowers Law Firm, Attorney 20092013
Rosenberg, Stowers & Morse, Partner 19902008
U.S. Sentencing Commission, Attorney 19891990

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
Drake University Law School J.D. 1989
University of Wisconsin-Madison B.S. 1986

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Member National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws 2014 – present
Member Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers present
Member National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers present
NORML Criminal Defense Section present

Awards and Recognitions

Recognition Granting Organization Year
Listed in Best Lawyers since 2001 Best Lawyers 2014
AV Preeminent Rating Martindale Hubbell 2014
Listed in Top 100 Trial Lawyers since 2007 The National Trial Lawyers 2014

Speaking Engagements

Presentation Title Conference Year
Challenging Drug Quantities Federal Criminal Law & Procedure Seminar 2013

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