Judge Witt, Des Moines, was appointed to serve Polk County as a magistrate in 2005. He was appointed to serve as a District Associate Judge in 2006. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, earning his undergraduate degree with honors in English and his law degree with distinction. He was a law clerk for three years to Judge Ronald E. Longstaff of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. Judge Witt also was in private practice prior to his appointment to the district associate bench.