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EST. 1976
Founding Partners


Over Four Decades of Hometown Legal Services
The law firm of Arends & Lee was founded in 1976 when Marc D. Arends joined his childhood friend, Robert E. Lee, in the practice Bob started in Humboldt, Iowa, the prior year. In August of 2008, Ashley M. Emick joined Marc and Bob in practice, and the firm became Arends, Lee & Emick on January 1, 2013. In May of 2013, Brett D. Legvold joined the practice, and on January 1, 2017, the firm became Arends, Lee, Emick & Legvold. In December of 2016, Robert L. Myott joined the practice, and the firm became Arends, Lee, Emick, Legvold & Myott, PLC as of January 1, 2019. After more than four decades practicing together, Marc and Bob transitioned from full-time practice to being “of counsel” attorneys to the firm. Their successful law practice is a testament to their friendship and their dedication to providing legal services to the community where they grew up together and chose to raise their families. Though the ownership of the firm has changed, the objective and approach has not. Emick, Legvold and Myott still believe in dedicating their lives to serving the community in which they chose to raise their families by providing professional legal services and being active volunteers and leaders in their community. The attorneys in the firm are fortunate to have dedicated and loyal staff members whom are long-time members of the Arends, Lee, Emick, Legvold & Myott, PLC team. Gayle Fokken is a certified paralegal and enrolled agent and has been employed by the firm since 1976. Full-time assistants include Cathy McCullough (since 1986), Karolee Wilson (since 1986), Jennie Dodd (since 2005), and Melissa Girres (since 2005). Part-time assistants include Emily Lynch (since 2015) and Gena Vinsand (since 2016).
Bob Lee & Marc Arends
Founding Partners
OUR TEAM
Meet Our Attorneys

Robert E. Lee
Partner

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.

Marc D. Arends
Partner

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.

Ashley Emick
Partner

Ashley graduated from Johnston High School in 2002. She received 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.

Brett Legvold
Partner

Brett graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 2004. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Wartburg College in 2007. Brett earned his law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2010

Robert Myott
Partner

Bob graduated from Sheldon High School in 2005. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree with a double major in Accounting and Finance & Banking from Buena Vista University in 2011. Bob earned his law degree from Drake University Law School in 2015.

The Rest of our Team
Members of our loyal staff include full-time employees, Gayle Fokken, Cathy McCullough, Karolee Wilson, Jennie Dodd and Melissa Girres; as well as part-time employees, Emily Lynch and Gena Vinsand. Our five full time employees have an impressive 123 years of total service. 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.


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