Free Consultation: (319) 820-0444Tap to Call This Lawyer
Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson

Practicing Criminal Defense, DUI/OWI, in Eastern Iowa
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI
  • Iowa
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media

Mark Thompson practices criminal defense law in Iowa City and the surrounding areas in Eastern Iowa. He has been operating his own firm, practicing in criminal law, since 2005.

He has represented clients in over 2,000 criminal cases, with a majority of these cases being OWI / DUI.

Mark has also handled contract defense cases for the Iowa State Public Defender, served as defense counsel for the Johnson County Drug Treatment Court, and served as a Judicial Magistrate.

Now he focuses solely on his private criminal law practice.

University of Iowa
J.D. | Law
University of Iowa Logo
Luther College
B.A. | Computer Science
Placeholder image for education.
Professional Experience
Magistrate Judge
Iowa Judicial Branch
Mark previously worked as a Judicial Magistrate in Johnson County, Iowa. He reviewed thousands of criminal cases, and presided over hundreds of criminal trials.
Dean Mason Ladd American Inn of Court
The Inn of Court is a fraternal organization for practicing lawyers and judges, fostering the legal community and continuing legal education.
Defense Counsel
Johnson County Drug Treatment Court
Mark served as the defense attorney for the Johnson County Drug Treatment Court for over 8 years. This program helps high-risk defendants with drug or alcohol-related criminal charges successfully complete probation, avoid prison.
Dean Mason Ladd American Inn of Court
Speaking Engagements
Presenter, Crisis Intervention Training for Law Enforcement, Iowa City, IA
Johnson County Sheriff’s Office
Client Champion Gold
Martindale Nolo
Professional Associations
Iowa State Bar
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Dean Mason Ladd American Inn of Court
Barrister Member
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit cards accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Most cases are taken on flat fee basis.
Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Theft
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. I really need help earase my past. I made mistakes 10 yrs ago for theft. can someone help
A: Under Iowa law, the only way to expunge an old theft conviction is if you had received a deferred judgment at the time of the original sentence. Otherwise there is nothing that can be done.
Q. Can i be charged with possession of controlled substance that was found during search warrant when it was not listed on
A: Yes. If police arrive with a valid warrant, and find evidence of an unexpected crime, that evidence can be used against you.
Q. If one accepts a plea at a pretrial conference when does the sentence begin?
A: Once the judge signs the judgment order. For misdemeanors, this often occurs on paper as long as you waived a sentencing hearing. For felonies a separate sentencing hearing is often required to be held. If you do not receive anything from your attorney or the court within a few days, make sure to contact the clerk of court.
View More Answers
Websites & Blogs
Thompson Law Office
Notable Cases
Client Testimonials
Lawyer Bio
Contact & Map
308 E Burlington St #147
Iowa City, IA 52240
Telephone: (319) 820-0444
Monday: 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed