Theodore (Ted) Appel is an associate litigation attorney with Lamson Dugan & Murray’s West Des Moines Office.
Ted was born and raised in Iowa. He graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in Des Moines in 2015. He later graduated from the University of Miami (Florida) with departmental honors in political science in 2018. Throughout high school and college, he participated in debate programs qualifying for national tournaments and holding leadership positions.
Ted graduated from law school at the University of Iowa in 2021. He was selected as a student writer and contributing editor for the Iowa Law Review and an articles editor for the Journal of Gender, Race & Justice. He worked for Senior District Court Judge Robert W. Pratt at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa and the Iowa Civil Rights Commission during law school.
Most recently, Ted was a law clerk for Chief Justice Susan L. Christensen of the Iowa Supreme Court during the 2021-22 term. As a law clerk, he drafted opinions and conducted research memorandum on criminal, civil, and attorney disciplinary issues.
In his free time, Ted enjoys cheering on his sports teams, playing chess, and spending time with family and friends.