Carney Appleby Law


Douglas L. Struyk Partner


Doug Struyk joined Carney Appleby Law as an associate in 2013 and became a partner in January 2015.  Doug is a native of Council Bluffs, Iowa, graduating from Saint Albert High School in 1988.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture from Iowa State University in 1992.  Doug received his Juris Doctorate from Creighton University School of Law in 1996 with Cum Laude honors and was admitted to the Iowa Bar in June of 1996.

After graduating from law school, Doug was Chief of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s Agricultural Diversification Bureau.  After working at the Department of Agriculture, Doug returned home to manage his family’s business, Struyk Turf, Ltd.  In 2002, Doug was elected to the Iowa House representing Council Bluffs.  During his time in the Iowa House, he was elected Assistant Minority Leader and was the Ranking Member of the House State Government Committee.  He also served on the Judiciary, Economic Development, Commerce, and Agriculture Committees.  Doug retired from the House 2010.  In November of 2010, Doug was named Chief Legal Counsel to the Iowa Secretary of State’s office.  Doug also served as the office’s senior legislative liaison.  In May of 2012, he was selected by the Speaker of the House to serve as his Executive Officer, a position Doug held until joining Carney Appleby Law. Doug became a partner in the firm in January of 2015.

Areas of Practice:

  • Lobbying & Government Affairs
  • Administrative Law
  • Drainage Districts
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