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Michael R. Mullins

Senior Judge

Michael R. Mullins

Judge Mullins, Washington, was appointed to the Court of Appeals in June 2011. He received his bachelor’s degree from Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, Missouri, in 1974; his M.S.W. from the University of Iowa in 1976; and he was editor-in-chief of Drake Law Review and graduated with honors, Order of Coif, from Drake University Law School in 1982.

Judge Mullins spent 19 years in private practice in Washington, Iowa. He was appointed to the district court bench in District Eight in January 2002. He is a former member of the Judicial Technology Committee and the Business Advisory Committee for the Electronic Document Management System (EDMS). He is a faculty member for new judge orientation and has often been a presenter for continuing legal education on the topic of sentencing issues. Judge Mullins developed the Iowa Criminal Statutes Summary Chart used by judges and lawyers throughout Iowa.  The Chart is now part of the Sentencing Project under the direction of Drake University Law School and the Drake Legal Clinic, in consultation with Judge Mullins. He is a member of the Washington County Bar Association, Iowa Judges Association, Iowa State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

Judge Mullins is married and has two married children and four grandchildren. His current term of office expires December 31, 2024.

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