About the Firm

Marty Kenworthy

Marty Kenworthy received his B.S. degree in construction engineering, magna cum laude, from Bradley University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Salmon P. Chase College of Law. Mr. Kenworthy is licensed to practice law in Iowa, Ohio, Kentucky and Florida.

Professional Licenses

  • SUPREME COURT OF IOWA August 1998; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
  • SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA December 1992; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • SUPREME COURT OF KENTUCKY May 1990; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • SUPREME COURT OF OHIO November 1989; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio; U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals


JURIS DOCTOR: Salmon P. Chase College of Law – Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY; Cum Laude; Law Review Editor; Tax Moot Court; May 1989

BACHELOR OF SCIENCEBradley University, Peoria, IL, Construction Engineering Major; Magna Cum Laude; 1980


Marty has been recognized by Best Lawyers® for his work in the following areas:

  • Business Organizations (Including LLC’s and Partnerships);
  • Construction Law; and
  • Litigation – Construction where Marty was named 2019 Lawyer of the Year for Des Moines.

Professional Development/Community Activity

  • Polk County, Iowa, and American Bar Associations
  • Lincoln Inne – Des Moines (past president)
  • Greater Iowa Chapter Alzheimer’s Association – former board member
  • Little league coach (1999 – 2008)
  • Roosevelt High School (Des Moines) Foundation & Alumni Association Board (President 2014 – 2015)
  • Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Graduate


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