MEET OUR TEAM

Serving North Central

Iowa and Beyond

Ashley M. Emick

Ashley graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Iowa in 2005, with a double major in Communication Studies and Political Science.  Ashley received her law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2008.  Ashley joined the firm in August of 2008 and became a full partner in the firm January 1, 2013.  She is admitted to practice in Iowa and the Northern and Southern District of Iowa, as well as the US Tax Court. Ashley is also a trained mediator.

 

Ashley is married to Humboldt native, Brad Emick, and they have three children.  Outside of work, Ashley enjoys traveling, golf, cooking, and spending time with her family. Ashley also devotes a great deal of time outside of the office volunteering and being active in the community.

 

Ashley’s practice is a general practice with most of her time devoted to real estate, estate planning and probate, elder law, juvenile law, taxation, and business formation. 

EDUCATION

University of Iowa  (B.A. – 2005)

University of Iowa College of Law (J.D. –2008)

PAST & PRESENT MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

SHAREHOLDER
  • American Bar Association

  • Iowa State Bar Association

    • Member of Real Estate & Title Law Section

    • Member of the Probate Section

    • Member of Elder Law Section

  • Humboldt County Bar Association (President)

  • Humboldt County Compensation Board (President)

  • Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Foundation (Board Member & Past-President)

  • Humboldt County Memorial Hospital (Board of Trustees)

Humboldt Community School Foundation (Board Member)

Humboldt Mutual Insurance Association (Board of Directors)

Humboldt Country Club (Board Member)

Noon Kiwanis (former Board Member)

Humboldt Area Arts Council (former Board Member and Vice President)

Humboldt/Dakota City Chamber of Commerce (former Chair and Board Member)

Humboldt High School Mock Trial (former Coach & Judge)

Brett D. Legvold
SHAREHOLDER

Brett graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 2004. In 2007, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Wartburg College.  Brett then earned his law degree in 2010 from the University of Kansas School of Law. Before joining the law firm, Brett practiced for the Martin Pringle law firm in Wichita, Kansas.

Brett is married to his high school sweetheart, Katie Legvold (Cooper), and they have three children. Outside of work, Brett enjoys golfing, traveling, spending time with family and friends, being a “foodie,” supporting the Iowa State Cyclones, and actively participating in his community.  He has served as a volunteer director of various organizations, including the Humboldt Country Club, Humboldt-Dakota City Chamber of Commerce, and Kiddie Cats Child Care and Learning Center, and he is a member of the Humboldt Rotary Club.

Brett’s law practice is a general practice with the majority of his time spent in the areas of estate planning and probate, real estate, business organizations, municipal law, agricultural law, and employment law.  As a general practitioner in rural Iowa, Brett understands the importance of being a person whose counsel is sought after and trusted on a variety of matters, and he prides himself on providing candid advice and professional service.  Brett’s approach to the practice of law is simple and direct.  That is, clients are best served being advised on what they need to know regardless of the circumstance, which is founded upon Brett’s great respect and admiration for the importance of the rule of law in American society.

EDUCATION

Wartburg College (B.A. – 2007) 

University of Kansas School of Law (J.D. – 2010)

PAST & PRESENT MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

  • Iowa State Bar Association

  • Humboldt County Bar Association

  • Humboldt Rotary Club

Robert L. Myott
SHAREHOLDER

Bob graduated from Buena Vista University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science Degree with a double major in Accounting and Finance & Banking. Bob earned his law degree from Drake University Law School in 2015. While in law school Bob was involved with the Student Bar Association, Elder Law Clinic, and Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic. He also interned for James R. Monroe, Homesteaders Life Company and the ISU Athletics Compliance Office.

 

Prior to law school Bob worked as a staff accountant for several years at a Fort Dodge, IA CPA firm where he prepared individual and corporate tax returns, performed audit procedures for an array of clients, prepared monthly bookkeeping/financials, and provided payroll services. Immediately after graduating from law school, Bob practiced with the Iowa law firm of James R. Monroe, an office that focused primarily on tax controversy and tax litigation work. Bob joined the firm in December 2016 and became a full partner in the firm on January 1, 2020. Bob is admitted to practice in Iowa, as well as the United States Tax Court.

 

Bob is married to Humboldt native, Kylee Myott (Myers) and has one child. Outside of work, Bob enjoys golfing, watching sports, and spending time with family and friends.

EDUCATION

Buena Vista University (B.S. - 2011)

Drake University Law School (J.D. - 2015)

PAST & PRESENT MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

  • Iowa State Bar Association

    • Taxation Section Committee

  • Humboldt County Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

  • Humboldt Rotary Club (Former President)

  • Iowa Teacher Supply Swap (President)

  • Humota Movie Group (Treasurer)

  • Humboldt Consolidated School District (Board Member)

  • Humboldt Community School Foundation (Board Member)

Marc D. Arends
OF COUNSEL

Marc graduated from Cedar Rapids Washington High School after spending most of his childhood in Humboldt.  He received his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell College in 1970 and after serving a year on active duty with the Iowa National Guard, received his law degree from Drake University in 1974.

 

Marc practiced law in Des Moines for two years before joining Bob in practice in Humboldt in 1976.  Marc was the Assistant Humboldt County Attorney from 1976 until 1985. Marc is married to Humboldt native, Linda (Sande) Arends and the couple has two grown daughters and five grandchildren. Marc is now “of counsel” status with the firm allowing him to travel and spend more time with his family. 

 

Marc is a member of the Congregational Church and the Humboldt 7 O’Clock Kiwanis.

EDUCATION

Cornell College (B.A. – 1970)

Drake University Law School (J.D. – 1974)

PAST & PRESENT MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

  • Iowa State Bar Association

  • Humboldt County Bar Association

  • 7 O’Clock Kiwanis (Past President)

OF COUNSEL
Robert E. Lee

Bob graduated from Humboldt High School in 1966.  He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Secondary Education from the University of Iowa in 1971.  He received his law degree from Washburn University School of Law in 1975.

 

Upon graduation he accepted the position of Humboldt County Attorney, a position he held until 1985.  He is a current member of the 7 O’Clock Kiwanis and the Humboldt-Dakota City Chamber of Commerce.  In the past he was active in a number of civic and charitable organizations.  He was City Attorney for the Cities of Dakota City and Bode.

 

Bob is married to Humboldt native, Jane (Edge) Lee and the couple has three grown children and five grandchildren.  Bob is now “of counsel” status with the firm  which allows him to enjoy more time with his children and grandchildren.  He also enjoys fishing and hunting, even with limited success. 

EDUCATION

University of Iowa (B.A. – 1971)

Washburn University (J.D. – 1975)

PAST & PRESENT MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

  • Iowa State Bar Association

  • Humboldt County Bar Association

  • Iowa Volunteer Lawyers Project

  • American Heart Association – Humboldt County (Past Chair)

  • American Heart Association, Iowa Affiliate (Past Board Member)

  • Humboldt Library Foundation (Past Board Member)

  • Humboldt Athletic Boosters (Past President)

  • 7 O’Clock Kiwanis (Past President)

  • State of Iowa Executive Department – County Finance Committee (Past Member)

  • Iowa County Attorneys Association – Legislative Committee (Past Member)

  • Pheasants Forever

  • Ducks Unlimited

  • Humboldt – Dakota City Jaycees

OUR STAFF

Each team member is cross-trained in most areas of the practice, but each have their own areas of expertise to more efficiently assist the attorneys in meeting the needs of our clients.