George A. LaMarca
LaMarca Law Group, P.C.
1820 NW 118th St #200
Des Moines, IA 50325
Telephone: (515) 225-2600 or 1-(515) 225-2600
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.