Judge Jahn, Ames, was appointed as a District Associate Judge effective October, 2005. As a graduate of the University of Illinois, he earned his bachelor's degree in 1972 and his master's in 1976. In 1982 he received his law degree from the University of Iowa and practiced law with a private firm. He served as Story County magistrate from 1994 through 2005. Jahn is a member of the Story County, Iowa State, and American Bar Associations.