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Daniel James Vondra

Daniel James Vondra

Vondra Law Office PLC, Experience and Compassion in State and Federal Court
  • Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Criminal Law ...
  • Iowa
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Dan was admitted to the Iowa Bar in 2004, and has been practicing law in Iowa and throughout the United States since then. Shortly after graduating from law school, Dan had his first felony jury trial, which resulted in an acquittal on a forgery charge in Johnson County, Iowa. Two years later, Dan represented a woman facing child endangerment charges and gained valuable jury trial experience on a case that he argued all the way to the Iowa Supreme Court (State v. Mitchell, 757 N.W.2d 431, Iowa 2008).

Dan’s next appearance before the Iowa Supreme Court resulted in the landmark decision of Morales Diaz vs. State of Iowa, 896 N.W. 2d 723 (Iowa 2017). Morales Diaz was a post-conviction relief application, in which Dan successfully argued that Diaz’s trial attorney, who advised him to plead guilty, did not inform Diaz of the immigration consequences of his guilty plea, which meant that his guilty plea was not knowing and voluntary.

In addition to Iowa state court trial experience, Dan has extensive trial court and appellate experience in Iowa’s federal courts. Dan is admitted to the Northern and Southern District Courts of Iowa and has appeared as trial counsel in Davenport, Des Moines, and Cedar Rapids’ federal courts.

Dan’s latest victory at the federal level was at the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis. The case involved a federal criminal offense, and the Circuit Court overruled the district court’s use of hearsay evidence against an accused in a supervised release revocation hearing. United States vs. Timmons, 950 F.3d 1047 (8th Cir. 2020).

Dan has successfully represented clients with immigration cases across the United States, from immigration courts in San Diego and Los Angeles, all the way to New York City.

Due to his zealous advocacy and advanced knowledge of cutting-edge issues in criminal, immigration, and trial law, Dan is a frequent speaker at community and continuing legal education (CLE) events.

Practice Areas
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas
  • Free Consultation
    Free initial consultation on non-immigration cases
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Iowa
ID Number: at00084
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8th Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
University of Iowa College of Law
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745 Community Dr.
Unit C
North Liberty, IA 52317
Telephone: (319) 438-2888
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