Judge Stovall was appointed as a District Court Judge in 1995. He earned his bachelor's degree from Chicago State University and his law degree from Drake University. Judge Stovall served as the Polk County Magistrate until his appointment as an Associate District Court Judge where he served until his appointment to the District Court. Previously, he served as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Des Moines, Iowa, and nearly ten years in private practice. Judge Stovall is a member of the Iowa Judges Association and the Iowa Bar Association.