Molly Carney joined the ACLU of Missouri as a Staff Attorney in November 2020. As a member of the legal team, she engages in all aspects of strategic litigation efforts to protect civil rights and liberties. Additionally, she supports legislative and policy advocacy initiatives.
Prior to joining the ACLU, Molly worked as in-house counsel at Wells Fargo, advising the retail brokerage business on a variety of legal issues. Molly began her law career in private practice focused on trusts and estates, at Chapman and Cutler LLP and Perkins Coie LLP. She also spent two years clerking for Chief Judge Rodney Sippel of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.
Molly earned her Juris Doctor degree from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, cum laude, in 2012. During her time in law school, she interned with the Missouri State Public Defender and was awarded several honors, including the Dean’s Book Award. As an undergraduate at Northwestern University, Molly studied Social Policy and International Studies.
Molly is a member of the Missouri and Illinois bars. Her community engagement in pursuit of social and racial justice has included diverse pro bono efforts and service on multiple nonprofit boards.