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Carney Appleby Law was founded by James W. Carney.  Upon his graduation from Drake Law School and the receipt of his law license in 1975, Jim Carney hung his shingle and began his firm in the general practice of law.  Through hard work, dedication, and many, many early mornings and long nights, Jim has built one of the premier lobbying and personal injury practices in the state of Iowa.  Jim’s list of loyal legislative clients is long and distinguished, and his list of trial victories and reported Iowa cases is equally impressive.  Through more than three decades of practice, Jim has remained true to his mission:  to provide first-rate advocacy for his clients with purpose and professionalism.

In 1990, George W. Appleby joined the firm, making partner shortly thereafter.  George had been practicing law in the public and private sectors since 1979.  George’s criminal defense of both state and federal defendants, his litigation and appellate practice, and his natural penchant for legislative and administrative advocacy made him a natural fit for the firm.  Over the years George has excelled in his lobbying activities and his appellate advocacy, making both a mainstay of his daily practice.  In recent years George has expanded his civil litigation portfolio to include personal injury, medical malpractice, and a plethora of other civil trial matters.

In 2013, Scott A. Hall joined the partnership.  Scott had worked with Jim and George as a law clerk all through his days at Drake Law School, and as an Associate attorney for nearly all his years of private practice.  Scott’s property-based practice immediately filled a need for the firm, and his abilities within transactional and litigation scenarios continues to be an asset to the firm and its clients.

In 2015, Douglas L. Struyk joined the partnership. Doug is an absolutely vital and integral part of Carney Appleby Law’s legislative lobbying practice. He brings decades of executive, legislative, administrative, government relations, and public policy experience to the firm. In addition to Doug’s impressive legislative resume, he also contributes heavily with the firm’s civil litigation and administrative law functions.

All four partners are born Iowans with strong ties to the state.  The partners of Carney Appleby Law are proud to be Iowa attorneys and are proud to know and work with Iowa attorneys all across the state.

If you or yours are in need of competent, experienced representation before the legislature, state or federal courts, or any other tribunal, the attorneys of Carney Appleby Law are here to fulfill that need.