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of Appeals Elects Danilson as Chief Judge
Moines, (December 12, 2013)—The
Iowa Court of Appeals has elected Judge David Danilson,
Boone, as chief judge. Judge Danilson has served on
the court of appeals since 2009. He is the eighth chief judge of the court of
appeals since the state legislature established the court in 1976. He replaces
Chief Judge Larry J. Eisenhauer, recently retired.
is an honor to have been selected to serve Iowans as the Chief Judge of the
Iowa Court of Appeals," Chief Judge said. "Our state is well served
by a hard-working and dedicated court and staff."
Danilson was born in Perry, Iowa and raised on a farm
north of Woodward, Iowa. He earned his bachelor's degree from Iowa State
University in 1976. He graduated from Creighton Law School in 1979.
Judge Danilson was in private practice in Boone beginning in 1980
and during that time he served as judicial hospital referee and judicial
magistrate. He was appointed to the district associate bench in the Second
Judicial District in 1987. Judge Danilson was
appointed to the district court bench in 1997 and served two years as the
assistant chief district judge of the Second Judicial District.
Judge Danilson is a member of The Iowa State Bar Association and
the Iowa Judges Association. Judge Danilson is
married and has five children.
Court of Appeals is an intermediate appellate court. It reviews appeals from
trial court decisions that the supreme court has transferred to the court of
appeals. A decision of the Iowa Court of Appeals is final unless reviewed by
the Iowa Supreme Court on grant of further review. The majority of appeals
filed in Iowa are decided by the court of appeals. Last year, the Iowa Court of
Appeals issued 1,071 opinions.
to judicial duties, the Chief Judge of the Iowa Court of Appeals supervises the
business of the court, presides when present at a session of the court, and
serves on the judicial council. Judge Danilson will
also continue to write opinions.
Chief Judges of the Iowa Court of Appeals
Judge Robert Allbee
Judge Leo Oxberger
Judge Allen Donielson
Judge Rosemary Sackett
Judge Albert Habhab
Chief Justice Mark Cady
Judge Rosemary Sackett
Judge Larry J. Eisenhauer
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