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James Carney

303 Locust St, Ste 400
Des Moines IA 50309
(515) 282-6803

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Carney & Appleby, PLC

The lawyers of Carney & Appleby, PLC, located in Des Moines, Iowa, practice law primarily in the areas of Legislative Law, Personal Injury, Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Insurance Defense, Corporate Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Family Law and Divorce in Polk County. We serve clients throughout the state of Iowa.

We are hardworking and dedicated attorneys who have 80 years experience providing a variety of legal services for our clients. Our firm provides experienced legal representation and counsel for both individual and business clients primarily for issues related to Legislative Law and Lobbying, Personal Injury, Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Insurance Defense, Corporate Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Family Law and Divorce. You can trust in the law firm of Carney & Appleby to advocate for your rights as well as keeping your best interests in mind. The key to our success is the trusting relationships that we build and maintain with each and every one of our clients. We offer personalized, responsive, and attentive service. We maintain a high standard of excellence and integrity while delivering quality legal advice and representation, whether it is related to a business or personal matter.
  Our lawyers are dedicated and committed to serving you in the best way possible.  
  Our main business is the diligent pursuit of litigation on behalf of our clients. We pride ourselves in being a full-service firm, offering prompt and regular client communication from our initial meeting with a client through the conclusion of a case. The law firm of Carney & Appleby, PLC consists of established lawyers in Des Moines with a great reputation for providing quality legal services. Our attorneys and support staff are always available to answer your questions and provide you with the legal information that you need. Come visit us at our historic Homestead Building location. Our firm also provides evening and weekend appointments for your convenience.

If you have concerns regarding Legislative Law, Personal Injury, Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Insurance Defense, Corporate Litigation, Medical Malpractice or Family Law and Divorce, contact us today for a free initial consultation.
Carney & Appleby, PLC, located in Des Moines, Iowa, is a law firm that focuses on a Legislative Law and Lobbying in Polk County. We serve clients throughout Iowa State and as well as Washington D.C. Our clients rely on our legislative lawyers and lobbyists to guide them through the maze of the legislative and administrative rule process. Click Here For More Info


Criminal law covers “public wrongs”, or offenses against the public and order. The federal, state, and local governments all define these laws and prosecute people who commit these crimes. Public wrongs range from traffic violations to the most serious offenses such as rape or murder. Those charged with a crime all called “defendants." READ MORE >
Frequently Asked Questions about Criminal Defense
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Family law rules relate to both relationships between family members as well as a family and society. Family law reflects shared values by society pertaining to how people who are related should treat one another. Family law attorneys can assist people with prenuptial agreements, divorce, paternity, child custody and child support, and in some instances, adoption. When you are faced with an important decision pertaining to a family relationship, seek the legal advice of one of our experienced attorneys. READ MORE >

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While some federal law is involved in insurance, most laws governing insurance are at the state level. For this reason, insurance defense requires attorneys with local expertise. This document will help you to understand the basics of insurance law, in order to work more effectively with your attorney. READ MORE >

Frequently Asked Questions about Insurance Defense

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Medical Malpractice occurs when a physician fails to properly treat a medical condition and the negligent act or omission is the cause of additional or aggravated injury to the patient. This negligence could cause a case against the doctor if his/her actions differ from generally accepted standards of practice, or it may be against the hospital for improper care. These include problems with nursing care, medications or sanitation. READ MORE >

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), someone is involved in a car accident every ten seconds in the United States. This high frequency of car accidents makes motor vehicle accidents the most common personal injury cases in the courts today.

Frequently Asked Questions about Motor Vehicle Accidents

Can I be compensated even if the accident was my fault?
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There are various ways that Personal Injury may result. Personal Injury may be caused by defective or dangerous consumer goods, motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls or even animal attacks. Personal Injury attorneys are experienced with recognizing the strengths and weaknesses of your case. READ MORE >

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