Iowa Criminal Law and Personal Injury Lawyer
Peter W Berger
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Throughout Iowa and elsewhere, people have come to know and trust Urbandale criminal law attorney Peter Berger and the Berger Law Firm, P.C. Mr. Berger is dedicated to protecting the rights of his clients. If you have been injured or charged with a crime, ensure that your interests are preserved by retaining skilled legal representation.
Experienced Representation From a West Des Moines Criminal Law Attorney Who Has Worked Both Sides of a Trial
Attorney Peter Berger knows how the legal system works. For more than 37 years, he has been a trial lawyer, starting out as a law clerk for the Polk County attorney’s office, then as a prosecutor in 1977. Soon, Mr. Berger became the prosecutor on all sex crimes cases in Polk County, then he was assigned to the Major Offense Bureau, handling all types of other major violent crimes.
After entering into private practice in 1980, he was hired by Polk County as a special prosecutor on several major cases, including Iowa’s first televised murder case. This experience as a prosecutor helps him skillfully defend the rights of the accused and advocate for the rights of injured victims. From the Berger Law Firm, P.C.., he serves clients in Des Moines and throughout Iowa, and in surrounding states as well.
A Reputable State and Federal Trial Attorney for Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Plaintiff Claims
As a former prosecutor, Mr. Berger has firsthand insight into how the other side operates in a criminal case. Armed with this knowledge, he works hard to construct a legal strategy that will withstand the prosecution’s tactics in all state criminal defense and federal criminal defense cases. From charges involving drugs, sex crimes, Internet pornography, DUI, domestic violence and other allegations, attorney Berger will vigorously protect your rights and help you obtain bond.
Mr. Berger also fights to pursue significant compensation for people who have suffered serious personal injury, from cases involving brain trauma or other head injury, to burns, disfigurement, broken bones, back, neck, amputations and other injuries. Whether you have been injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident, or in a slip-and-fall accident, you can count on Mr. Berger to give you the attention you deserve and to fight for the compensation you need.
Attorney Berger also represents abused persons who have suffered personal trauma in church, school, coaching or therapy settings.
A Reputation Earned by Passionate Representation of Clients
Mr. Berger has successfully defended and prosecuted many murder and manslaughter cases. Most recently, the first-degree murder acquittal of Haley Bass in August 2013, and the dismissal of manslaughter charges in another case involving a drug delivery. Mr. Berger often consults as a criminal law expert as shown in this recent WHO TV video.
In personal injury lawsuits, Mr. Berger has achieved more than $10 million of settlements and jury verdicts, including a $4.8 million grain/railway case, and YMCA drowning. Many other cases involved head injury, and often serious traumatic injury from railroad, bus, car and motorcycle accidents.
In the area of civil rights, after Mr. Berger successfully defended Octavius Bonds and Erin Evans in a televised criminal trial, charged by police with crimes they didn’t commit, he filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on their behalf. The monetary civil settlement Mr. Berger reached for Mr. Bonds and Ms. Evans was the largest ever recorded in the area.
Contact an Iowa Sex Crimes Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with a sex crime or another type of crime, have been injured in an accident or have had your civil rights violated, contact the Berger Law Firm, P.C., online or by calling us at 515-288-8888 for a free consultation with attorney Berger.
In personal injury cases, Berger Law Firm, P.C., represents clients on a contingency basis, meaning legal fees are charged only if a settlement or verdict is achieved. Frequently, attorney Berger advances costs of litigation if the client is unable to pay them as the case proceeds. Initial consultations are free.
In addition to serving clients in Des Moines and throughout Iowa, Mr. Berger can also appear individually (with leave of the court) or in conjunction with local counsel anywhere in the United States.
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- Federal Criminal Defense
- Federal Drug, Internet & White Collar Charges
- State Criminal Defense
- OWI / DWI / DUI Defense
- State Drug Charges
- Traffic Stops
- Domestic Abuse
- Sex Crimes
- Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Cases
- Search Warrants And Your Personal Computer
- Internet Pornography Charges
- Sex Offender Registry Requirements
- Life Parole And Your Case
- Where You Can Live As A Registered Sex Offender
- Premises Restrictions As A Registered Sex Offender Health Care Workers And The Sex Offender Registry
- Health Care Workers And The Sex Offender Registry
- Who Has Access To Your Personal Information
- Sex Offense Classifications – Tier I, II & III
- Federal & State 1983 Claims Against Police