Elected Member

The Hon. Edward M. Mansfield

Des Moines, IA
Supreme Court of Iowa
Harvard University
Yale Law School

Edward Mansfield has been a justice on the Iowa Supreme Court since February 2011, and previously served on the Iowa Court of Appeals beginning in 2009.

Following law school, Justice Mansfield clerked for Judge Patrick E. Higginbotham on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He later worked as an attorney in private practice until his appointment to the Iowa Court of Appeals in 2009. He has also been an adjunct professor of law at Drake University since 1997. 

Justice Mansfield is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association, having served as Chair of the Trade Regulation Section from 2004-2006. He is a member of the Polk County Bar Association and the Iowa Judges Association. He also serves on the board of directors of Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa, and is a past Chairperson of this organization.

EDUCATION: Harvard University, B.A.; Yale Law School, J.D.  

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Areas of Expertise
Tort Law
Contracts (Contracts Law)
Criminal Law
Family Law
Property Law (Real Property)