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Marks Law Firm

Joseph Z. MarksMarks Law Firm was established in 1938 when Joseph Z. Marks (left) opened his first office. His son, Joseph L. Marks, graduated from law school in 1969 and joined the firm after returning from Vietnam. His brother, Ted E. Marks, joined the firm in 1977.

Sam Z. Marks carried on the family tradition, taking the helm of Marks Law Firm in 2000.

Originally located in Des Moines, Marks Law Firm moved to Urbandale in 1978 and then returned to Des Moines in 2004 to establish its current location in a home office at 4225 University Avenue.

Our experience is decades-long and always increasing which has led us to help thousands of people through their financial hardships. Having been around for over 80 years, Marks Law Firm has established terrific working relationships with almost every Iowa debt collection attorney and judge.

If you are looking for the best person to have on your side during a bankruptcy and against foreclosure, garnishments, lawsuits, and harassing debt collectors, look no further. Sam Marks is consistently one of the top bankruptcy attorneys in Iowa in terms of cases filed and will do everything in his power to make you feel comfortable and confident during your experience.

We understand the pressure that financial hardship creates and the negative impact it can have on your life. It can be uncomfortable and frustrating to discuss your personal financial situation, but we will treat you with respect and ease your worries. We are focused on your needs and how to best meet them. We believe in getting the best possible outcomes for our clients, but we keep our eyes on the process, too. When you visit Marks Law Firm for your free initial consultation, you will notice the difference.

You can schedule a free, no-pressure, no-obligation initial consultation. We serve the entire Southern District of Iowa and are happy to do appointments over the phone, so do not hesitate to contact us if you live in the surrounding area or if traveling is an issue.

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Sam Marks

Sam MarksSam was inspired to pursue law after watching his father, uncle, and grandfather, practice before him. Marks Law Firm is a family business, with three generations of experience behind it. Sam has lived in Des Moines his whole life, receiving his J.D. from Drake University in 1999. Sam is dedicated to the Des Moines community and makes a point to hire Drake University undergraduates as law clerks and Drake Law School graduates as associate attorneys.

Sam firmly believes that the value of an attorney is measured by their ability to obtain results for their clients and we are proud that our office gets those results while remaining inviting, friendly, and supportive.

In addition to running Marks Law Firm, Sam is also frequently asked to provide lectures to attorneys, business professionals and the public on the topics of bankruptcy and consumer protection and how these issues affect other aspects of the law. He has also received several awards and is proud to be a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the National Association of Consumer Advocates. Both organizations, along with many others that Sam is a part of help to provide additional resources that benefit our clients.

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