Judge Strait, Council Bluffs, was appointed to the bench in August of 2018. He received his Bachelor's degree from Creighton University in 1991 and his law degree from Creighton University Law School in 1994. Prior to being appointed to the bench, Judge Strait was in private practice for twenty-four years practicing primarily in the areas of criminal law, juvenile law, and family law. He was also a certified family law mediator and a member of the Board of Directors of the Southwest Iowa Mediation Center.
He is married with two children.