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Richard H. Doyle

Senior Judge

Richard H. Doyle

Judge 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.     

Judge 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).   

Judge Doyle was born in 1949.  He is married and has two children and two grandchildren.  His current term of office expires December 31, 2022.

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