Knowledge of the law, experience in the courtroom, treating our clients with honesty and respect.

Welcome to the Feuerhelm Law Office, P.C.

We offer personal service and quality legal representation across Iowa from our offices in Des Moines. Our practice focuses on Criminal Defense and Personal Injury so that we are better able to serve our clients and help ensure the best possible outcome in each case we handle. We are committed to seeking justice for people that have been accused of crimes in state and federal courts and fighting insurance companies on behalf of people that have been injured through someone else’s fault. If you are in need of legal services in these areas we want to help you. You can contact us to set up an initial meeting with either Gerald B. Feuerhelm at no cost. Thank you for coming to our website.

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Gerald "Jake" Feuerhelm

Attorney Gerald "Jake" Feuerhelm has been practicing criminal defense law in the Central Iowa area for twenty five years. He has represented clients in cases ranging from traffic violations to murder in the first degree. Mr. Feuerhelm grew up in Lansing, Iowa. He received his undergraduate degree in political science at Loras College in Dubuque in 1975 and his law degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa in 1979. After serving as a student intern in the Jasper County Attorney's office while a third year law student, he went on to become the Assistant Jasper County Attorney from 1979 through 1981.

Mr. Feuerhelm then join the law firm of Matthias, Tyler, Nuzum and Feuerhelm in Newton, Iowa and practice there until 1984. From 1985 until 2006, he maintained a sole practitioner office in Des Moines, Iowa.

He is currently admitted to the practice of law state of Iowa, as well as the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa. He is a member of the Iowa Association of Criminal Defense lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, the Polk County and Iowa State Bar Associations.

Mr. Feuerhelm's representation of his clients is based on knowledge of the law, experience in the courtroom, treating his clients with honesty and respect and a thorough understanding of his client's case so that the best possible outcome is obtained.


Criminal Defense & Personal Injury


Criminal law covers “public wrongs”, or offenses against the public and order. The federal, state, and local governments all define these laws and prosecute people who commit these crimes. Public wrongs range from traffic violations to the most serious offenses such as rape or murder. Those charged with a crime all called “defendants”.

They are represented by defense attorneys, while the government that charges the defendant is represented by an attorney called a “prosecutor”. If you are charged with a crime, you will need representation by an attorney with experience in criminal defense in order to protect your legal rights.

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There are various ways that Personal Injury may result. Personal Injury may be caused by defective or dangerous consumer goods, motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls or even animal attacks. Personal Injury attorneys are experienced with recognizing the strengths and weaknesses of your case. They know before you pursue legal action if you have a potential case and what would be needed to make it stronger. Personal Injury attorneys work the experts in various areas that assist with intelligently investigating the technical and medical aspects of your case as well as investigators to complete all the details. Competent Personal Injury attorneys make certain all investigations in your case are completed to ensure everything is done precisely and correctly.

Read more about personal injury topics and frequently asked questions.