Carney Appleby Law


George W. Appleby Of Counsel


George W. Appleby has been a partner in Carney Appleby Law for more than twenty years. He has been practicing law in Des Moines and throughout Iowa since 1979.

In addition to his general practice, George has been lobbying the Iowa Legislative and Executive branches since 1990. A major, but not exclusive, focus of his lobbying efforts has been health care issues. George has been a member of the Governor’s Medical Assistance Advisory Council (MAAC) since 1991 and served as its chair in 2000-2001.

George was a member of the Polk County Compensation Board from 1990-2003 and served as its chairman in 2001. He was also a member of the first two Polk County Charter Commissions. He is emeritus Master of the Bench of the Blackstone Inn of Court and has been awarded a “very high legal ability and ethical standards” rating by Martindale-Hubbell peer review. George is also a member of the Iowa State and American Bar Associations and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Areas of Practice:

  • Lobbying & Government Affairs
  • Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Insurance Defense
P (515) 282-6803 • F (515) 282-4700