Ronald E. Langford is a Des Moines native. He attended high school at the original Father Flanagan's Boys' Home in Omaha, Nebraska from 1962-1966. He later attended the University of Northern Iowa, receiving his B.A. in History and Business in 1981, and was accepted into the graduate school thereafter. In 1985, he received his Juris Doctoris from the Marquette University Law School. He was offered and accepted a position in the Office of the Wisconsin State Public Defender, and in 1987 was chosen to attend the National Criminal Defense College at Mercer Law School in Macon, GA. He served as Director/Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law for the Marquette University School of Law Defender's Clinic, and was a presenter at many CLE accredited programs.
Iowa Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa