Judge McMinimee, Carroll, was appointed to the bench in 1988. Born in Carroll, Iowa, he earned his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Iowa in 1968 and his law degree in 1972 from Fordham Law School, where he was an editor of the Fordham Law Review. From 1972 to 1974 he clerked for the Honorable William Hughs Mulligan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. Judge McMinimee served as an assistant corporation counsel for the City of New York for one year. He then spent 13 years in private practice in Carroll. He was selected as a faculty advisor by the National Judicial College in 1995. Judge McMinimee is a member of the Iowa Judges Association, the Carroll County Bar Association, the Iowa State Bar Association, and the American Judicature Society.