Our History

Law Office in Humboldt, IA

The law firm of Arends, Lee & Emick (formerly 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 previous year. Nearly four decades later they are still practicing together, which is a testament to their friendship as well as their dedication in providing legal services to the community where they grew up together and chose to raise their families. They were joined in that practice by Ashley M. Emick in 2008, and on January 1, 2013, the firm name was changed to Arends, Lee & Emick, to reflect her attaining full partner status. In May of 2013, Brett D. Legvold joined the practice as an associate.