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About the County Attorney

Learn about Marion County Attorney Ed Bull.
County Attorney Ed Bull

Ed Bull was born in Edison, NJ, and moved to Kansas City when he was 10 years old. He attended Rockhurst Jesuit High School in Kansas City, Missouri, attended Drake University where he received his degree in Political Science in 1998, Ed immediately enrolled in Law School at Drake, obtaining his Law Degree in 2001 where he graduated with honors.  Upon passing the bar, he went to work for a small firm in Des Moines, where he left after 6 months and founded the Bull Law Office PC. He grew his firm into a 5 attorney firm in less than 10 years.  

In August of 2009, Ed moved his family from Des Moines, to Marion County so that he could run for elected office, as the Marion County Attorney.  He won the election with nearly 65% of the vote and took over the office in January of 2011.  Ed was reelected in November 2014 and 2018.  Ed handles the juvenile court, sexual assaults, child abuse, and homicide docket in the office as well as supervising 3 assistant county attorneys, and 5 support staff.  

Ed is well respected by his fellow County Attorneys as he has been elected to serve as the Iowa State Director to the National District County Attorney Association, and the President-Elect of the Iowa County Attorney’s Association. He is the Vice Chair of Iowa Maternal and Child Health Advisory Council and a member of the Iowa Child Death Review Team.  In his spare time, he is an Iowa State Certified Mixed Martial Arts Judge. He also is a part time professor in the Business Department at Grand View University.  Ed is the Knoxville High and Middle School Mock Trial Coach.  

He is married to his incredibly patient and supportive wife Pam and has two sons, AJ age 16, and Tyler age 11.  They call Pleasantville, Iowa home.

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