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Criminal Defense Lawyer in Iowa City

Dedicated Criminal Defense in Cedar Rapids, Davenport & All of Eastern Iowa

Have you been charged with a crime? It is crucial to retain an experienced Iowa City criminal lawyer as soon as possible to help guide you through the criminal justice system. When you require a results-driven criminal defense team that has over 50 years of combined experience, look no further than Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger.

Our firm provides reliable and effective legal services for clients in Cedar Rapids and throughout Scott County. Attorney J. Dean Keegan has been helping people charged with everything from minor traffic violations to vehicular homicide since 1992. Whatever you have been charged with, you can have peace of mind that your case will be handled professionally and with the utmost integrity.


Contact us today at (319) 499-5524 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your free consultation.


Experienced, Effective & Aggressive Criminal Defense

As a former probation officer, Attorney J. Keegan uses his inside knowledge of the criminal justice system to the benefit of each of our clients. Prosecutors have many tools to build a case against you. An aggressive defense requires familiarity with these tools. The penalties for the crime you have been charged with will vary buy they could include, jail time, fines, damage reputation and loss of driving privileges.

Our firm can defend you against a wide variety of criminal matters, including:

Obtain Strong Legal Advocacy Today

When you need lawyers who can skillfully craft a defense that minimizes the consequences of your criminal charges and can keep you informed throughout the process, reach out to Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger. We under stand what is at stake and want to help you! Our Cedar Rapids defense lawyers will work closely with you the build the best defense possible. When you are choosing a legal team to represent you in court, pick a trustworthy, respected, and thorough attorney. We will fight, so you don't have to.


To speak with one of our criminal defense lawyers today if you are are facing criminal charges in Davenport, Cedar Rapids or Iowa City. Call (319) 499-5524or contact us online to schedule a consultation.


SUCCESSFUL results for our clients

Protecting Your Freedom & Rights
  • First Degree Murder and Child Endangerment Causing Death Acquitted of First Degree Murder at Trial

    Henry County FECR005634. Attorney Tindal’s client was charged with First Degree Murder and Child Endangerment Causing Death. Following a two week trial, the Defendant was acquitted of all charges.

  • Vehicular Homicide Charges Reduced, No Incarceration Imposed

    Muscatine County FECR056673. Vehicular Homicide was reduced to Involuntary Manslaughter. Total sentence was suspended.

  • Felony Drug Charges Charges Dismissed

    Muscatine County FECR050038. Attorney Dean Keegan's client was charged with two counts of controlled substance violation, as well as two counts of failure to affix tax stamp. After a year of court appearances and negotiating with the prosecutor, all charges were dismissed with costs assessed to the State.

  • Carrying Weapons, Public Intoxication, & Disorderly Conduct Carrying Weapons & Public Intoxication Charges D

    Linn County AGCR108044. Attorney Dean Keegan's client was charged with Carrying Weapons, Public Intoxication, and Disorderly Conduct. After plea negotiations with the State, Mr. Keegan was successful in dismissing the Carrying Weapons and Public Intoxication charges.

  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Charges Dismissed

    Iowa County FECR010358. Attorney Tindal was able to show the Court that his client was detained in violation of his Constitutional rights and that the K9 utilized in the search was unreliable. Following hearing all charges were dismissed.

  • Embezzlement No Criminal Charges Filed

    Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa. An employee of a Cedar Rapids business accused of embezzling six million dollars was not charged criminally after the County Attorney agreed to abide by an agreement negotiated by Attorneys J. Dean Keegan and Jerald Kinnamon in which the accused would pay two million dollars to the company.

  • Second Degree Sexual Abuse and Other Charges Acquittal at Trial

    Johnson County FECR089277. The Defendant was charged with Second Degree Sexual Abuse and other charges. Following a one-week trial by Mr. Tindal, the Defendant was acquitted of all charges.

  • Trafficking Stolen Weapons and Misdemeanor Theft Charge Dismissed

    Scott County FECR384046. The Defendant was charged with Trafficking Stolen Weapons and Misdemeanor Theft. The Court dismissed the felony following a Motion litigated by Mr. Tindal. The Defendant subsequently pled to the remaining misdemeanor.

  • Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana and Methamphetamine Charges Dismissed

    Washington Count FECR5351. Attorney Tindal and Attorney Clemens Erdahl successfully argued that evidence of drug manufacture was obtained in violation of the Constitution. All charges were dismissed.

  • Operating While Intoxicated 3rd Offense Charge Dismissed

    Linn County OWCR104143. Attorney Dean Keegan's client was charged with a felony 3rd offense OWI. Mr. Keegan argued the officer did not have reasonable grounds to pull over his client. The charges were dropped from a felony to a ticket fine of $15.00 for being in a park past closing time.

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Opinions That Matter Most 

Reviews from Our Clients
  • I am glad he was there to get my head out of the guillotine when I needed him and keep my record clean.

    - Ryan
  • My family and friends appreciate all you have done. Thank you.

    - Michael
  • Andrea Jaeger is the best defense attorney in the world.

    - Orlando

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Learn Why We Are The Leading Criminal Defense Firm In Eastern Iowa
J Dean Keegan, Attorney at Law Qualifications HD

When you need an attorney, calling Dean Keegan, Attorney at Law, can be your first step toward taking back control of your situation and your life. Dean Keegan is the Founding Chair of the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Criminal Law Section. He has served on the Executive Board of the Iowa Association for Justice and is a member of the Nation College of DUI Defense and National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.