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.
A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence: A Trial Practice Handbook for Criminal Defense Attorneys
This Guide to Federal Evidence is the only federal evidence handbook written exclusively for criminal defense lawyers. The Guide analyzes each Federal Rule of Evidence and outlines the main evidentiary issues that confront criminal defense lawyers. It also summarizes countless defense favorable cases and provides tips on how to avoid common evidentiary pitfalls. The Guide contains multiple user-friendly flowcharts aimed at helping the criminal defense lawyer tackle evidence problems. A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence is an indispensable tool in preparing a case for trial.
Modern Digital Evidence & Technologies in Criminal Cases
Modern cases need modern defenses, and modern lawyers can't practice with an outdated playbook. This program is a contemporary training that identifies emerging technologies and digital evidence encountered in today's criminal cases and arms you with the tools necessary to combat expert witnesses, prosecutorial overreach, and an uneducated judge and jury. This comprehensive CLE program covers both general aspects of new technologies as well as practical courtroom application and legal challenges to the use of these new technologies.
Top Shelf DUI Defenses: The Law, The Science, The Techniques (2021)
If you are serious about being an effective DUI defense advocate, or if you’re considering adding DUI defenses to your portfolio, you need to know the latest scientific and legal strategies to optimize your success at trial. Learn from the best-of-the-best in the field in this unique CLE Program, updated for 2021.
Defending Modern Drug Cases (2021)
From challenging the arrest and seizure to picking a jury and cross-examining police officers, defense attorneys handling drug cases must be able to construct a defense that will increase the chances of the client getting a positive result for your client.
Effective motion practice, juror selection, and storytelling have never been more important. This seminar will introduce defense counsel to techniques that have been used at recent drug trials to rebut specific claims and overcome the emotion created in today’s criminal legal system.