Judge Oeth, Ogden, was appointed to the associate court bench in June of 1997 and the District Court bench in June 2010. Born in Dubuque, Iowa, Judge Oeth went to Drake University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1978 and his law degree in 1982. From 1984 to 1997, he worked as the Boone County attorney. He also practiced law privately from 1986 to 1997. Judge Oeth is a member of the Iowa Bar Association and the Iowa Judges Association. He is married and has two children.