Varley Law Office of Stuart celebrated its 30th anniversary Thursday, Nov. 10 with an open house. Several community members and leaders were in attendance to congratulate Warren and Karen Varley.
Warren Varley said it’s amazing to look back on that time frame of practicing law and serving in the area he grew up in.
“I’ve really enjoyed my 30 years in Stuart. The community has been tremendously supportive,” Varley said. “I’m really proud of some of the things that have happened in Stuart.”
A few of those things that Varley has been involved in were the rebuilding of the historic All Saints Center after it was burned by an arsonist in 1995, the rebuilding of his own practice after it and other buildings burned in 2004, the partnership with Farmers Electric REC to build 13 wind turbines in a four-county area, and the new housing development on the east side of Stuart.
“I came back to Stuart because this was my hometown, and I wanted to be out on the farm I grew up on,” Varley said. “Karen and I met in Ames and went on to school at Cornell University, but we always planned to come back to Iowa. A lot of the work I’ve done has been to help continue what Iowa does well. It has been a real priviledge to serve the community to try to achieve those things.”
Varley thanked many people for their part in 30 years of service to the community.
Among Varley Law Office’s other employees is Carmen Hawley of Greenfield.