Brent R. Appel

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Brent Appel
Associate Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court
Assumed office
Nominated byTom Vilsack
Preceded byJames H. Carter[1]
Personal details
Born (1950-07-13) July 13, 1950 (age 69)
Dubuque, Iowa
Spouse(s)Staci Appel
Alma materStanford University (B.A., M.A.)
UC Berkeley School of Law ( J.D)

Brent R. Appel (born July 13, 1950[2]) is a Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court, nominated by Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack for a term starting in 2006 to succeed James H. Carter on the Court. His wife, Staci Appel, is a former member of the Iowa Senate from the 37th district. He has six children, five sons and one daughter. Appel graduated from Stanford University with concurrent Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in 1973. He earned his Juris Doctor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 1977. In 2010, Chief Justice John Roberts appointed Justice Appel to a six-year term as a member of the federal Advisory Committee on the Rules of Evidence.


  1. ^ Charlotte Eby, "Three finalists for Supreme Court vacancy announced", Globe Gazette, Des Moines Bureau (October 4, 2006).
  2. ^ U.S. Public Records Index, Vols. 1 & 2 (Provo, UT: Operations, Inc.), 2010.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court
Succeeded by