Justice Michael J. Streit
Johnston, was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2001.
Justice Streit was born and raised in
Sheldon, Iowa. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa in
1972 where he majored in economics with emphasis in health economics. While
attending the University of San Diego School of Law, Justice Streit was editor-in-chief of the San Diego Law Journal
After graduating in 1975, Justice Streit
was licensed in the Iowa, California, and Nebraska courts. Justice Streit practiced law with the Morr
and Shelton law firm in Chariton. Justice Streit was
appointed as a district court judge by Governor Terry Branstad
in 1983. Governor Branstad appointed Streit to the Iowa Court of Appeals in 1996. Governor
Thomas Vilsack appointed Justice Streit
to the Iowa Supreme Court.