Judge Riley, Marshalltown, was appointed as a District Associate Judge effective October 7, 2000. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Sioux Falls College in 1985 and her law degree from the University of South Dakota in 1988. After receiving her law degree, Judge Riley served as a law clerk for the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court in South Dakota. Later, she worked for the Iowa Department of Commerce, Banking Division, and she served as Assistant County Attorney, Child Support Recovery Division in Carroll County. She was also supervising attorney of the Marshalltown Public Defender's Office. Judge Riley is a member of the Iowa Judges Association.