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Samuel P. Langholz


Samuel P. Langholz

Judge Langholz, Ankeny, was appointed to the Iowa Court of Appeals in August 2023.

Before his appointment, he practiced law in the Executive Branch of state government for nearly thirteen years, serving as Chief Deputy Attorney General, Assistant Solicitor General, Senior Legal Counsel to the Governor, Chief Administrative Law Judge, and State Public Defender. He also previously worked in private practice at a law firm in Des Moines. He began his legal career as a judicial law clerk to Judge Steven M. Colloton on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Judge Langholz earned his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law with highest distinction and Order of the Coif in 2008 and his undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University magna cum laude in 2002. He was raised and graduated from high school in Clear Lake.

Judge Langholz is married and has two sons. His current term expires December 31, 2024.

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