Timothy McCarthy is a partner at McCarthy & Hamrock P.C. in West Des Moines, Iowa and represents clients charged with both state and federal crimes, including murder, assault, computer crimes, sex crimes, major drug accusations, and complex fraud matters. He has also lectured at Drake Law School at their Trial Advocacy Institute and speaks at numerous criminal law seminars throughout Iowa.
McCarthy is a life member of NACDL and first joined in 1988. He serves on both the Membership Committee and the Mental Health Committee, and regularly attends NACDL seminars. McCarthy is also a long-time member of the Iowa Association of Criminal Defenders Lawyers (IACDL) and currently serves on their Board of Directors. In his capacity with IACDL, McCarthy helps plan their manual meeting and CLE in Des Moines, IA. Additionally, he is a member of the NORML Legal Committee.
McCarthy earned a B.A. from Drake University in 1980 after also attending the University of Kansas. He received his J.D. from Drake University Law School in 1983.
Cross-Examination Trial Pack
NACDL’s new Cross-Examination Trial Pack includes three of our best-selling Cross-Examination resources: “Damage Control: Situational Cross-Examination Techniques Trial Guide”, "Ultimate Cross 2.0: Audio Recordings & Written Materials" and "Sample Cross-Examination Questions."
This masterful collection of cross-examination resources provide countless tips, techniques and strategies for a variety of criminal case-specific scenarios. Learn to cross-examine a variety of trial witnesses!
Death Investigation: Forensic Pathology in the Courtroom and Cause & Manner of Death (2022)
This unique program provides criminal defense lawyers with an accurate and clear overview of forensic pathology and the countless factors to consider in a death investigation and will methodically explain what happens during an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.
You'll uncover the different types of medicolegal death investigations, what to request from your MDI expert, quality benchmarks for accreditation and certification, guidelines and standards, common terminology and frequently asked questions.
The Psychology of Persuasion & Storytelling for Criminal Defense Lawyers
This Trial Resource Guide is a masterful collection of practical tips, techniques and strategies focused solely on using the arts and sciences of persuasion to improve your storytelling skills at trial.
You'll learn how to master the ability to communicate with juries, deliver powerful openings and closings, perform convincing cross-examinations, use effective courtroom choreography and non-verbal communication, identify and develop the optimal theme and theory for your case, and offer compelling arguments during mitigation and sentencing.
Zealous Advocacy in Sexual Assault & Child Victims Cases (2022)
Defending charges of sexual assault and child abuse can be daunting — but with the right tools, it doesn’t have to be.
Every year, NACDL identifies the hottest topics and most pressing issues when defending these cases, and brings-in nationally-renowned lawyers and experts to help you prepare for battle. This year’s 13th Annual Defending Sex Cases training program is our best yet; packed with topics and speakers you won’t want to miss!