Judge Hindman was appointed to the bench in August 2018. He earned his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Morningside College in 2007. He attended the Drake University School of Law, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Drake Law Review, and he graduated Order of the Coif and ranked first in his class in 2010. After law school, Judge Hindman served as a law clerk to the Honorable Steven M. Colloton, circuit judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He then worked in private practice in Sioux City until his appointment.
Judge Hindman is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association, the Woodbury County Bar Association, and the Iowa Judges Association. He is married and has three children.