Court of Appeals, Judge Amanda
Judge Potterfield, Tiffin, was
appointed to the Court of Appeals in 2008.
She was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and raised in Daytona Beach,
Florida. Judge Potterfield attended Hollins
College in Roanoke, Virginia, where she received her bachelor's degree in
1969. She received her law degree, with
honors, from the National Law Center, George Washington University in
Potterfield worked as a criminal defense attorney for the Georgia Criminal
Justice Council and, later, for Prisoners' Legal Services in New York
City. She moved to Iowa in 1982 and
worked in the Linn County Public Defender's office. She was in private practice from 1989-2001 before being appointed
to the district court bench. Judge
Potterfield is married, has one son, and nine grandchildren.