Carly Scott


Carly, an Iowa native, received her undergraduate degree from Iowa State University, where she studied psychology and statistics. During her time there, Carly served as a research assistant for faculty in the psychology department, working on studies concerning the reliability of eyewitness recognition and identification, interrogation tactics, and coerced confessions.

Afterwards, Carly attended Drake University Law School, where she spent two semesters working as a student attorney in the Criminal Defense Clinic. In this role, she represented clients facing a range of charges, from serious misdemeanors to Class C felonies. Additionally, Carly worked as a research assistant for the faculty member supervising the clinic, allowing her to contribute to the research and editing of the Iowa Criminal Law Practice Series. She also had the privilege of collaborating with the Honorable Judge Michael R. Mullins of the Iowa Court of Appeals on the development of the Iowa Criminal Statutes Summary Chart, widely utilized by judges and lawyers throughout Iowa. In her final year of law school, Carly received the Timothy N. Carlucci Award, an honor bestowed upon the student who best demonstrates civility and professionalism. Before joining the firm, Carly gained invaluable experience as a clerk at Roxanne Conlin & Associates.

Carly’s strong analytical background and meticulous attention to detail make her a dedicated advocate for those in need. Her commitment to safeguarding individuals’ rights led her to specialize her practice in criminal defense, civil rights, sexual harassment & employment discrimination, and wage theft.

Carly resides in Des Moines with her partner and their three dogs. During her leisure time, she enjoys reading, playing cribbage, solving crossword puzzles, gardening, observing wildlife, and hiking.