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Dave Crary

Former Trial Attorney
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Competitive and Experienced

Dave Crary is competitive and experienced. He has spent his career as a trial attorney and has over 50 years of experience practicing law. Dave previously represented individuals and entities in legal disputes and proceedings and acted as general counsel to various businesses.

Dave brings tenacity, significant experience, and his family heritage to the Goosmann Law Firm. He is the last descendant of the Crary attorneys, of the Crary Huff Law Firm, going all the way back to Sam Crary who started practicing law in Iowa in the early 1900’s, followed by his father Ralph Crary, later a District Court Judge, Bob Crary, and older brother Bruce Crary.

Dave became an attorney because he wanted to carry on the family tradition and legacy of attorneys within the family streaming all the way back to the early 1900’s. He enjoyed jury work and the thrill of the competition, as well as the adversary nature of trial work, which made him want to practice litigation.

“Winning a lawsuit for a client who’s in a tough situation and being able to help them in difficult times made my job all worth it. It’s extremely rewarding to see a happy client and know that you were the one to help make that happen,” says Dave.

Dave's Why

Nowadays, you can find Dave playing a competitive game of golf, or spending time with his wife, four children, and four grandchildren.

  • University of South Dakota, Juris Doctor, 1956
  • University of South Dakota, Bachelor of Science
Previous Employment
  • Solo Practitioner: Sioux City, IA, 2006-2009
  • Crary Huff Law Firm: Sioux City, IA, 1966-2006
  • Solo Practitioner: Holstein, IA, 1956-1966