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Angela Campbell

Ms. Campbell is the co-founder of Dickey & Campbell Law Firm P.L.C. She graduated from Yale University in 1999 with a double major in anthropology and political science. Subsequently, she graduated magna cum laude from Boston College Law School in 2002.

Upon graduation, she served as law clerk to Honorable C. Arlen Beam in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals from 2002-2003. From 2003 to 2007, she served as an assistant federal public defender in Des Moines, Iowa, representing indigent defendants charged with federal crimes through both the trial and appellate stages of their cases. While at the federal public defender’s office, Ms. Campbell served as counsel to four detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay as a result of President Bush’s war on terror.

Ms. Campbell is an experienced trial and appellate advocate.  Most notably, she tried, argued, and won the U.S. Supreme Court case Burrage v. United States.  She has also argued at the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the state appellate courts in Iowa. 

Ms. Campbell has taught Federal Criminal Law at Drake Law School, Terrorism and the Law at Drake Law School, Environmental Law at Boston College, and Constitutional Law at Grandview College.  She has published several articles including:  Mandatory Minimums, Causation and Strict Liability in Drug Crimes, Jurist (Jan. 8, 2014); Contracting for Safety with Patients: Clinical Practice and Forensic Implications (contributing author), Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, vol. 37, no. 3, p. 363-360 (September 2009);Could a Chimpanzee or Bonobo Take the Stand?, 8 Animal Law 243 (2002); The Admissibility of Evidence of Animal Abuse in Criminal Trials for Child and Domestic Abuse, 43 Boston College Law Review 463 (Mar. 2002); and What United Methodists Should Know About Guantanamo Bay, Nebraska Messenger (Jan./Feb. 2007).

Ms. Campbell is a voting member of the Practitioners' Advisory Group to the United States Sentencing Commission, the Criminal Justice Act Panel Representative for the Southern District of Iowa, and on the Board of Directors of the International Justice Network. Ms. Campbell is admitted to practice law in Iowa, Massachusetts, and New York. She is also licensed in the Southern District of Iowa, Northern District of Iowa, District of Nebraska, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Raised in Ainsworth, Nebraska, she currently resides in Des Moines.




Education
Boston College Law School
Magna Cum Laude

Yale University, B.A.
Anthropology/Political Science

Admissions

  • State of Iowa
  • State of New York
  • State of Massachusetts
  • United States
    Supreme Court
  • Eighth Circuit Court
    of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court
    Northern/Southern
    District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska

Authored

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Appellate Law
  • Animal Law
  • Post-conviction Applications
  • Habeas Petitions
  • Malpractice Litigation
  • Contract Disputes
  • False Claims Act / Qui Tam litigation

Associations & Memberships

  • Iowa State Bar Association, Member
  • Board of Directors, International Justice Network
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Criminal Justice Act panel representative for the Southern District of Iowa
  • Practitioners' Advisory Group, United States Sentencing Commission
  • Iowa Association of Justice
  • A non-voting member of the Tribal Issues Advisory Group to the United States Sentencing Commission

Awards

  • Iowa Association for Justice Public Justice Award (2013)
  • Methodist Federation for Social Action, Social Justice Award (2006)

 



Angela Campbell: In The Media
Undocumented Immigrants: Our Lawyer Betrayed UsMarch 26, 2016
Dickey & Campbell clients speak to the Des Moines Register about their legal malpractice lawsuit pending in State Court.
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Des Moines Register Article

Court Orders New Trial in Murder CaseJanuary 22, 2016
Dickey & Campbell client receives new trial after successful appeal, handling by Angela Campbell.
Attorney: Angela Campbell      
Des Moines Register Article

Iowa pays $2 million to settle film lawsuitSeptember 2, 2014
Iowa has agreed to pay $2 million to settle lawsuits that alleged it cost movie producers millions of dollars when former Gov. Chet Culver suspended an incentive program.
Attorney: Angela Campbell      
Des Moines Register



Angela Campbell: Representative Cases
Appeal of Murder Conviction Results in New TrialJanuary 22, 2016
January 22, 2016 the Iowa Supreme Court ordered a new trial for a Dickey & Campbell client previously convicted of murder. The appeal was handled by Angela Campbell.
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Not guilty verdict sex abuse 3rd degreeAugust 30, 2015
In August of 2015, a jury found a Dickey & Campbell client not guilty of the accusation of sex abuse in the 3rd degree. The client was represented by Angela Campbell at trial.
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Not guilty verdict sex abuse and abuse by counselor/therapistFebruary 14, 2014
On February 14, 2014 a jury found a Dickey & Campbell client not guilty of all three counts of sexual abuse and abuse by a counselor/therapist. The client was represented at trial by Angela Campbell.
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Have you been arrested or currently under investigation? Contact Us Firm News New Web Site Is Up!March 22, 2016
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In The Media Iowa Justices Perplexed Over Felon Voting RightsMarch 30, 2016
Des Moines lawyer Gary Dickey argued on behalf of the Polk County Auditor, who is in favor of letting most felons vote.
Attorney: Gary Dickey      
Des Moines Register Article

Undocumented Immigrants: Our Lawyer Betrayed UsMarch 26, 2016
Dickey & Campbell clients speak to the Des Moines Register about their legal malpractice lawsuit pending in State Court.
Attorney: Angela Campbell      
Des Moines Register Article