Judge Daane was appointed to the bench in July 2021. A native of Sturgis, South Dakota, he received his undergraduate degree in 1982 and his Juris Doctorate in 1985, both from the University of South Dakota. After law school, Judge Daane served three years on active-duty in the Army as a Judge Advocate officer with the 7th Infantry Division (Light). He was then in private practice in Sioux City from 1988 until his appointment to the bench, most recently with the firm of Mayne, Hindman, Daane, Parry & Wingert. Judge Daane is a member of the Iowa Judges Association, and the Iowa State and Woodbury County Bar Associations, and was formerly a member of the State Bar of South Dakota, and the Nebraska State Bar Association. He is married with three adult children.