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James S Nelsen

James S Nelsen

Criminal Defense Lawyer
James Nelsen, PLC
West Des Moines, IA
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About James S Nelsen

Attorney Biography

James Nelsen, PLC is a law firm dedicated primarily to the representation of persons accused of having committed a criminal offense. Licensed to practice in both State and Federal courts in Iowa, and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, Mr. Nelsen is exprienced in the defense of controlled substance offenses involving allegations ranging from misdemeanor possession to alleged involvement at multiple levels in large scale drug organizations. In addition to practice, Mr. Nelsen regularly attends national seminars specifically directed at drug offenses to stay abreast of the latest and most relevant information and techniques regarding attacking and defending drug cases from some of the brightest legal minds in the nation.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense (100%)

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Iowa State Bar
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Missouri State Bar
Member in Good Standing

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Drake Law School


National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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James S Nelsen
James Nelsen, PLC
1200 Valley West Drive Ste 606
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Office: 515-223-1012
Fax: 515-222-1408

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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws NLC -

More than 350 criminal defense attorneys belong to the NORML National Legal Committee (NLC). Members of the NORML NLC include many prominent criminal defense lawyers who are dedicated to ending prohibition of marijuana through education, legal reform and activism. Attorneys focused on other practice areas also belong to the organization.

NLC members are listed on the NORML website, are eligible for the NLC e-mail discussion group, receive the weekly email press release, and NORML News.