Judge Hoffmeyer, Sioux City, was appointed to the bench in January 2001 and appointed to serve as chief judge January 1, 2008. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 1979 and his law degree from Creighton Law School in 1982. Judge Hoffmeyer was engaged in private practice in Sioux City since his graduation. Hoffmeyer is a member of the Iowa Judges Association, the Iowa Bar Association and the Woodbury County Bar Association. He is married with two adult children.