Judge Chicchelly, Cedar Rapids, was appointed to the Iowa Court of Appeals in December 2021. She was born and raised in Cedar Rapids and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa in 1989 and her J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1992. Her past work experience includes serving as a judicial clerk for Iowa Judicial District 2A from 1992-1993, practicing law in Fort Dodge from 1993-1995 and then in Waterloo from 1995-1997. From 1997 until her appointment to the Iowa District Court bench in March 2013, she was a partner in the law firm of Seidl & Chicchelly in Cedar Rapids. Judge Chicchelly is a member of the American Bar Association, Iowa State Bar Association, Linn County Bar Association and Dean Mason Ladd Inn of Court (Emeritus). Judge Chicchelly previously served as a member and past delegate to the ABA National Conference of State Trial Judges, is a past president of the Iowa Judges Association and current member of the Iowa Judges Association Board. She is married and has two daughters.