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Kelly A. Cwiertny

Kelly A. Cwiertny

Practice Areas

  • Environmental and Natural Resources Law

Admitted to Practice in

  • Iowa
  • California
  • Maryland
  • Washington, D.C.

Contact Information

Kelly A. Cwiertny
Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Phone: (319) 365-9461
Fax: (319) 365-8443

Kelly’s Assistant

Name: Beth Hawker
Phone: (319) 365-9461

About Kelly A. Cwiertny

Kelly Cwiertny is an Environmental Attorney and Counsel at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll P.L.C. Kelly’s work focuses primarily on environmental and energy matters.

Typical work for Kelly includes:

  • Reviewing and guiding real estate deals & documents with specific focus on environmental contamination concerns.
  • Reviewing environmental permits, agreements, reports and other documents to ensure environmental compliance for public and private entities.
  • Troubleshooting for clients with environmental contamination or permit compliance issues, including working with Iowa Department of Natural Resources, where appropriate.
  • Drafting appeals of environmental decisions and fines to Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
  • Monitoring new developments in alternative energy development in Iowa and associated tax and other development credits.
  • Guiding alternative energy projects (solar, wind, and  others) through permitting and other regulatory processes with IUB and local and regional governments.

Prior to joining S&I, Kelly worked as an Associate in the Environmental and Natural Resources group of a law firm, in Riverside, California and practiced as an Associate in the Natural Resources and Environment and Energy groups at a large law firm in Washington D.C. Kelly also clerked for the Sixth Judicial District of Iowa from 2006 to 2007.


  • Miami University, B.A. History (cum laude) (2000)
  • University of Michigan, J.D. (2003)

Professional Affiliations

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Linn County Bar Association

Community and Personal

  • Handicare, Inc. Board of Directors (member)

Speeches and Publications

  • “State Board Proposes New Alternatives for Cachuma Project on Santa Ynez River to Protect Steelhead Fisheries”, California Water Law & Policy Reporter, September 2007
  • “Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to Add Fluoride to Drinking Water Supply”, California Water Law & Policy Reporter, November 2007
  • “Bureau of Reclamation Issues Final Environmental Impact Statement for Colorado River Interim Guidelines for Lower Basin Shortages and Coordinated Operations for Lake Powell and Lake Mead”, California Water Law & Policy Reporter, December 2007
  • “California Department of Fish & Game Commission Adopts Regulation Authorizing Take With Additional Measures for Protection of Adult, Larval and Juvenile Longfin Smelt”, California Water Law & Policy Reporter, January 2009
  • “Proposed Watershed Wide Permits Could Change Landscape for California’s Water”, California Water Law & Policy Reporter, California Water Law & Policy Reporter, January 2009
  • “Fish & Game Commission Adopts Emergency Regulation under CESA regarding Longfin Smelt – State and Federal Contractors Sue to Overturn Regulation”, California Water Law & Policy Reporter, February 2009
  • “Three Lawsuits Filed Challenging Delta Smelt Biological Opinion”, California Water Law & Policy Reporter, April 2009
  • “California Department of Water Resources Issues New Technical Guidance for Urban Water Suppliers to Meet Water Conservation Standards”, California Water Law & Policy Reporter, October 2010
  • “Ninth Circuit Finds That Prior Settlement Did Not Bar Later Contribution Claims from Third Parties”, Environmental Liability, Enforcement & Penalties Reporter October 2010
  • “Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency Approves Agreement to Buy Water Intake Facility and Permanent Water Rights”, California Water Law & Policy Reporter, January 2011
  • “Pair of Bills Call for Stringent Limits on Chromium 6 in Drinking Water”, California Water Law & Policy Reporter, March 2011
  • “Stanislaus County Ordered to Investigate & Remediate Potential Source of Pollution for Tuolumne River”, California Water Law & Policy Reporter, May 2011

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