Judge Strait, Council Bluffs, was appointed to the bench as of August 10, 2018. He received his Bachelor's degree from Creighton University in 1991, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He received his law degree from Creighton University Law School in 1994, graduating Cum Laude.
He is currently a member of the Pottawattamie County Bar Association, the Iowa Bar Association, and the Nebraska Bar Association.
He is married with two children.