Abbey joined Lane & Waterman in 2010. Her trial law practice primarily consists of professional malpractice, employment law, and products liability.
Since 2014, Abbey has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in the field of professional liability defense law and has been recognized on the Iowa State Bar Association’s Pro Bono Honor Role since 2013 for her commitment to pro bono service.
Abbey is actively involved in the Quad Cities community, currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Child Abuse Council. Abbey is also active in the Scott County Bar Association, where she currently serves on the Executive Council and formerly served as Chair of the Barrister’s Ball and Mock Trial committees.
Abbey received her B.A., with distinction, from the University of Iowa, her J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Abbey lives in Davenport with her husband and two daughters.
University of Iowa (B.A., with high distinction, 2007); Phi Beta Kappa
University of Iowa College of Law (J.D. 2010)
Iowa – 2010
Illinois – 2011
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa – 2010
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa – 2010
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois – 2011
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois – 2012
Member, Defense Research Institute
Member, Iowa Defense Counsel Association
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Iowa State Bar Association
Member, Scott County Bar Association
Member, Rock Island County Bar Association
• Iowa State Bar Association Pro Bono Honor Roll – 2013-2016
• Listed on Super Lawyers Rising Stars list 2014-2020 (Professional Liability: Defense)
Member (Past Chair), Scott County Bar Association Barrister’s Ball Committee
Board Member, EveryChild
Board Member, Davenport Family Homes
Presenter, “The Do’s and Don’ts of Employee Speech and Social Media,” MRA, February 8, 2018, Moline, Illinois.
Presenter, “Introduction to Legal Issues,” St. Ambrose University, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, September 25 & October 2, 2017, Davenport, Iowa.
Presenter, “Select Health Care Related Legal Issues,” St. Ambrose University, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, April 27, 2017, Davenport, Iowa.
Presenter, “Employment Law Update: Misconceptions About the FLSA and Pitfalls to Avoid,” MRA, February 7, 2017, Davenport, Iowa.
Presenter, “Non-Profit Board Governance Training Series: Employment Law,” United way of the Quad Cities Non-Profit Board Governance Series, December 13, 2016, Davenport, Iowa.
Presenter, “Overview of Upcoming Changes to Iowa Discovery Rules,” Scott County Bar Association Last Chance Seminar, December 19, 2014, Davenport, Iowa.
Co-Author, “Class Action Compendium (Iowa Chapter),” Defense Research Institute (2011).
Co-Author and Presenter, “2010 Iowa Case Law Update,” Scott County Bar Association Last Chance Seminar, December 2010, Davenport, Iowa.
Author, “Cultural Integration in the European Union: A Comparative Analysis of the Immigration Policies of France and Spain,” 19 J. Transnat’l Law and Contemp. Probs. 618 (2010).
The firm’s Summer Associate program gives law students hands-on legal experience after their second year of law school.
Abbey Furlong and David Waterman successfully defended a local hospital
On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The law contains various provisions that impact employers. One of those provisions is a program requiring employers to fully subsidize COBRA coverage for eligible individuals from April 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021.