Court of Appeals, Judge Richard H. Doyle
Doyle, Des Moines, was appointed to the Court of Appeals in 2008. He was born in Elgin, Illinois, and raised in
Mt. Prospect, Illinois. He received his
bachelor's degree from Drake University in 1971. He then served in the United States Army for
two years before attending Drake University Law School. He was a staff member of the Drake Law Review
while in law school. After graduating in
1976, he served for a year as an assistant attorney general in the Criminal
Appeals Division of the Iowa Attorney General's office. He was in private practice in Des Moines from
1977 until his appointment to the Court of Appeals.
Doyle is a member of the Polk County and Iowa State Bar Associations, the Iowa
Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Iowa Judges Association, and Lincoln Inne. He co-authored
History of the Iowa Court of Appeals, 60 Drake L. Rev. 1 (2011).
Doyle was born in 1949. He is married
and has two children and two grandchildren.
His current term of office expires December 31, 2022.