Judge Harris, Grundy Center, was appointed to the bench in 1997. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota in 1974 and his law degree from the University of Iowa in 1977. He began his law career with the United States Army and served until 1989. Prior to his appointment, Judge Harris worked as a U.S. Army Judge Advocate, as well as in the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Legal Corporation of Iowa, and the Black Hawk County attorney's office. He is a member of the Iowa Judges Association and the Iowa National Bar Association.