Firm Overview

We are a Des Moines personal injury law firm.

Example cases

$4.3 million trial court ruling against the Iowa Department of Transportation for negligent maintenance of a highway resulting in a head-on collision seriously injuring two members of the Drake University's women's basketball team; $2.74 million settlement for a 24-year-old woman who suffered multiple pelvic fractures and a concussion after being run over by a DART bus in downtown Des Moines; $390,000 jury verdict for the estate of a 21-year-old unmarried woman without dependents who was killed in an intersection collision in a rural Iowa county.

Main Office

Main
1820 N.W. 118th Street
Suite 200
Des Moines  IA  50325

Phone
  • (515) 225-2600
Fax
  • (515) 225-8581

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, free consultation for as long as it takes to understand nature of case.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

If the firm does not obtain a recovery for you, there is no fee of any kind. Our initial consultation is without any obligation, whether or not you agree to retain us.

Hourly Rates

Not applicable to personal injury cases.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Office Manager

Yes. George A. LaMarca and Gregory W. Landry.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

Yes, we have arrangements with interpreter for Spanish and Bosnian.

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

No.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

Personal injury cases are on a contingent fee basis.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

While the firm has a statewide reputation for its trial work, its members have substantial experience in alternate dispute resolution proceedings such as mediation, arbitration and negotiation skills.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

Yes.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We have the experience, resources and knowledge to get results. Every case is treated as though it is the most important case in the office, because to you, the client, it is.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

We educate them, and they can get as detailed as they require.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

No.

George A. LaMarca

Founded in 1988 by George A. LaMarca and Gregory W. Landry, both of whom are practicing full-time and involved in nearly all cases handled by the firm.

Personal injury cases are on a contingent fee basis.

License
  • Bar Number:
    Iowa , 1970

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.

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