George Anthony LaMarca

Des Moines Personal Injury Lawyer at LaMarca Law Group, P.C.
Contact: (515) 225-2600
Law School: Drake University
Jurisdictions: Florida
8th Circuit
11th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


About George Anthony LaMarca
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 by the National Board of Trial Advocates. He is also board certified in medical malpractice litigation by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.

Mr. LaMarca was peer selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America. He was selected as one of the "Top 100 Iowa Attorneys" by the American Trial Lawyers Association. He has received "Super Lawyer" designation in Business Litigation by Super Lawyer Magazine in 2008. He has been selected as Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in the Midwest, Oxford's Who's Who the Elite Registry of Extraordinary Professionals, and in 2004 he became a lifetime member of the National Registry of Who's Who In America.

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 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 salt water) 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 the highly acclaimed reference work and anthology "Wine Wisdom" published in 2002 by Vantage Press.
Practice Areas
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • Business Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Personal Injury
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
8th Circuit 
11th Circuit 
U.S. Supreme Court 
Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney (National Board of Trial Advocacy)
Board Certified-Medical Malpractice (American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys)
Advocate (American Board of Trial Advocates)
AV Rating (Martindale-Hubbell)
Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (Martindale-Hubbell)
Professional Experience
Partner, LaMarca Law Group, P.C.
Drake UniversityJ.D.
Oxford University
Honors: Honors Program, Graduate Readings
Southern Illinois University - CarbondaleB.A.Political Science and English
The Best Lawyers in America 2010 and 2011 Editions, Best Lawyers
Personal Injury Litigation
Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer Magazine
Super Lawyer designation in Business Litigation
Great Plains Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer Magazine
Top 100 Trial Lawyers, American Trial Lawyers Association
Member of the Year Award, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association
Featured as a Prominent Trial Master in the Anthology, The Trial Masters, Bertram & Warshaw, Editor, Prentice Hall
Public Justice Award, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association
Lawdragon Finalist, Lawdragon, Inc.
Personal Injury
Award for Notable Contribution to Legal Literature, Bancroft-Whitney Company
Recognition of 27 Am. Jur. Proof of Facts 2d, 471, 1981
The Elite Registry of Extraordinary Professionals, Oxford's Who's Who
Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in American Law
7th and 8th Edition
Lifetime Member, National Registry of Who's Who in America
National Registry No. 129904
Professional Associations
Member, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America n/k/a American Association for Justice
Activities: Commercial Litigation Section
Member, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
Member, Florida Bar Association
Member, Iowa State Bar Association
Activities: Special Committee-Tort Reform (1986-87); Member, Federal Practice Committee (1988-1996); Special Committee-Iowa Bar Association and Iowa Medical Association Joint Liaison (1989-92)
Member, American Bar Association
Activities: Litigation and Insurance, Negligence and Compensation Law Special Committee-Medicine and Law; Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section – Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee
Member, The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Member, Pittsburgh Institute of Legal Medicine
Member, Million Dollar Advocates Club
Member, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
Member, The Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
Association for Justice, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
, The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
, Pittsburgh Institute of Legal Medicine
, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
, The Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
National Board of Directors, American Board of Trial Advocates
Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
Activities: Advocate (1989); Treasurer (2002-2003); Secretary (2003-2004); Vice President (2004-2005); National Board of Directors (2006-present)
Member, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association
Activities: President (1995-96); President-Elect (1993-94); Vice President-Member Services (1991-93); Parliamentarian (1990-91); Board of Governors (1978-83) (1987-93); Special Committees: Continuing Legal Education (1989); Medical Malpractice Legislation (1990)
President, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association


Articles & Publications
  • Iowa Pleading, Causes of Action and Defenses
    Iowa Trial Lawyers Association
  • Witness Preparation, Preparing the Client for Trial
    Aspen Law & Business Publishers, Inc.
  • Expert Opinion Testimony: New Rules-Old Problems
    The Iowa Trial Lawyer
  • Overintrusive Surveillance of the Plaintiff in Personal Injury Cases
    American Journal of Trial Advocacy
  • Inadequacy of Warning Device at Railroad Crossing
    37 Am. Jur. Proof of Facts
  • Unreasonable Speed of Train at Railroad Crossing
    27 Am. Jur. Proof of Facts
  • Market Share Liability, Industry-Wide Liability, Alternative Liability and Concert of Action: Modern Legal Concepts Preserving Liability for Defective but Unidentifiable Products
    Drake Law Review
  • Opening Statements-Effective Techniques
    The Trial Lawyers Guide
  • Courtroom Use of Demonstrative Evidence
    The Iowa Trial Lawyer
  • Industrial Catastrophe Management
    Safe-Tech Industries


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