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Robert Mahan

Senior Judge

Judge Mahan, Ames, was appointed to the bench in 1978. He attended Iowa State University and graduated in 1969. After earning his law degree from the University of Iowa in 1973, he practiced law with two firms in Waterloo. Later he joined the Black Hawk County attorney's office where he...

Richard G. Blane, II

Senior Judge

Judge Blane, West Des Moines, was appointed to the bench in 1995. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he attended Drake University where he earned his undergraduate degree in 1970 and his law degree in 1973. Before his judicial appointment, he served as an assistant Polk County attorney, first assistant United States...

Patrick Carr

Senior Judge

Judge Carr was appointed to the bench in 1995. Born in Des Moines, he attended University of Iowa where he earned his undergraduate degree in 1972. He earned his law degree from Drake University Law School in 1975. Prior to his appointment, Judge Carr was in private practice and served...

Darrell Goodhue

Senior Judge

Judge Goodhue, Carlisle, was appointed to the bench in 1986. He was born in Carlisle, Iowa, and went to Simpson College. He earned his degree in 1962 and went to Drake University, where he received his law degree in 1964. He graduated summa cum laude from Simpson and Order of...

James Scott

Senior Judge

Judge Scott, Rock Valley, was appointed to the bench in 1994. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of South Dakota in 1974 and his law degree from the same institution in 1976. He worked as an assistant Sioux County attorney, an alternate district associate judge, and in private...

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