Robert Nelson’s background and experience make him extremely qualified to handle any Iowa DUI or Iowa OWI arrest. Mr. Nelson completed his undergraduate studies at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and he received his law degree from Drake University Law School, where he graduated with high honors. From the inception of his legal career, Robert Nelson has focused his energy toward learning and polishing the art of successful criminal defense litigation. While in law school, he successfully completed the Neal & Bea Smith Law Center Clinic in Criminal Defense and Advanced Clinic in Criminal Defense.

Mr. Nelson has built his practice and reputation upon providing aggressive and spirited defense for those charged with Iowa DUI or Iowa OWI. He prides himself on a thorough investigation of each case and an assurance that the client can expect a straightforward evaluation and consultation on the merits of his or her Iowa DUI case.

Robert is admitted to practice law in the State of Iowa, as well as the District Courts for Southern and Northern Iowa, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.


TEN DAY WARNING!! If you refused the direct breath test at the station you face an automatic suspension for one or more years. Likewise, if you submitted to a test that yields an alcohol concentration of .08 or moe (.02 or more if under 21 and .04 or more if operating a commercial vehicle) you may also be suspended from driving for 60 days up to 6 years. You have 10 days from the date of your arrest to file an appeal and request a hearing with the Iowa Department of Transportation. Call our office immediately for assistance!!!

Robert Nelson is an Active Member of the following:

  • Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Iowa Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association

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