Judge Fagan, Council Bluffs, was appointed to the bench January 30, 2009. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1988 and received his Juris Doctorate from Creighton University in 1995. Judge Fagan worked at the State of Iowa Public Defender's Office until his appointment to the bench. He serves on the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Criminal Procedure, is Chairman of the Iowa Judges Association Criminal Law and Rules committee and is a member of the Iowa Judges Association Judicial Administration and Technology Committee. He is a member of the Iowa Bar Association, Pottawattamie County Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Iowa Judges Association. He is married and has three children.