Justice Zager, Waterloo, was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2011.
He was born and raised in Waterloo, Iowa. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa in 1975 and his law degree from Drake University Law School in 1980.
Justice Zager was in private practice in Waterloo from 1981 until his appointment to the Iowa District Court in 1999.
Justice Zager retired and became a senior judge in 2018. He is married with three children and four grandchildren.