John D. Jacobsen

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John D. Jacobsen

Contact John at the office by calling 319-286-1767 or by filling out the quick and easy online form found on our contact page.

  • West Branch, IA
  • Simpson College, B.A. 2002
  • Drake University, J.D. 2005
  • Admitted to Iowa Bar 2005
  • Admitted to Federal Bar, Northern and Southern Districts 2005
Areas of Practice
  • Civil: Dissolution of Marriage/Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Name Change
After practicing family law for more than 10 years, John has come to understand that there is no such thing as a "typical case." Every case, and every client, comes with unique factors and a singular history. This is why it's so important to understand the law and how it applied to these factors. Cases involving family members and children can be extremely emotional and stressful times, however, with personal attention from an attorney like John you'll be able to make it through the most difficult times. John provides helpful information and incredible insight to all of his clients, drawing from his experience and knowledge of the laws of the State of Iowa.

By taking several factors into account (including the strengths and weaknesses of the opposition's case) John is able to deliver personalized and effective advocacy and representation for all of his clients.
  • Criminal: State and Federal Defense, OWI/DUI, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Theft, Assault, Burglary, Domestic Abuse, DOT matters
Criminal defense, and the laws pertaining to it, are always changing. Recent Supreme Court and Iowa State Supreme Court rulings have completed changed the landscape. However, John has represented clients at all levels of the criminal spectrum, from simple traffic tickets and violations to multiple felony indictments. By assessing the strength of the government's case, John will be to prevent it from trampling all over your rights. At Jacobsen, Johnson & Wiezorek PLC, rest assured that every single detail of your case will be studied over thoroughly to ensure you're given the representation, attention, and care you deserve.

Practicing criminal law since 2005, John was honored as one of the youngest members of the CJA panel, an exclusive list of attorneys approved and capable of taking on complex issues within the United States Code and the United States Sentencing Guidelines. Through his advocacy and overall awareness of the court, John has secured the release of several clients who the government recommended be sent to prison.
  • Appellate: Criminal and Civil
Appeals can very time-consuming. The nature of such cases requires a complete search of filing, records, and transcripts of each matter which can take a lot of time. The next step in the process involves taking those facts and connecting them to the law to create a persuasive argument. State and Federal Appeal cases are extremely rewarding and a critical component of the United States legal system.
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