Judge Bitter, Dubuque, was appointed to the bench in 2011. He received his undergraduate degree from Loras College in 1993 and his law degree from the University of Iowa in 1996. Judge Bitter was in private practice in Dubuque prior to being appointed to the bench. He currently serves on the Iowa Child Support Guidelines Review Committee and the Iowa Rules of Criminal Procedure Review Task Force. He is a member of the Dubuque County Bar Association and the Iowa State Bar Association. He is married and has three children.