Court of Appeals, Judge Thomas N.
Judge Bower, Cedar Falls, was appointed to the Iowa Court of
Appeals in January 2012. Judge Bower received his bachelor's degree from
Illinois State University in 1984 and his law degree from Drake University in
Judge Bower was appointed to the district associate court bench in 1993 and the
district court bench in 1995. He was appointed Chief Judge of the First
District in 2010. Prior to his appointment, he served as an Assistant City
Attorney for the city of Ames and as an Assistant Black Hawk County Attorney.
Judge Bower helped to establish the Black Hawk County Adult Drug Court program
in 2006 and a mental health court program in 2009. Judge Bower is a member of
the Iowa State Bar Association, Black Hawk County Bar and the Iowa Judges
Judge Bower is married and has two sons.