Iowa Attorney General's Office

Posted Date

June 15, 2022

The Iowa Attorney General seeks an attorney for the Criminal Appeals Division. Attorneys in this division strive to keep in place the criminal convictions, sentences, and commitments obtained by county attorneys and state prosecutors from the Attorney General’s Area Prosecutions Division. They also advise on extradition matters, review legislation, assist in training, and keep victims informed.  These attorneys practice primarily before the Iowa Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, but also in the federal district courts, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals and occasionally the United States Supreme Court.

Some perks of working in this division include flexible work from home schedules; collegiality among the best appellate attorneys in the state; the opportunity to work on interesting, novel, or exciting cases; excellent work-life balance and benefits; and no hourly billing.

Successful applicants will have a dedication to public service and demonstrated superlative research, writing, and oral advocacy skills.  Previous appellate practice, judicial clerkship, and/or law review experience desired.

Salary $60,000 – $133,785. Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to or 2nd Flr Hoover Bldg, Des Moines, IA 50319, by July 1, 2022.

The Iowa Attorney General’s Office is committed to the recruitment and full inclusion of qualified individuals. BIPOC, bi/multi-lingual, persons with disabilities and individuals from the D/deaf or Hard of Hearing community are encouraged to apply. As part of our commitment, the Office will ensure reasonable accommodations are provided during the application, interviewing, and hiring processes. If you require reasonable accommodations to participate in any of these processes please send your request to or call 515-281-5164.