Judge Hulse, Adel, was appointed to the bench in 1997. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in 1969. In 1973, he graduated from Drake University School of Law and went into private practice. Judge Hulse also served in the Iowa National Guard from 1969 to 1975. He belongs to the Dallas County and Iowa State Bar Associations as well as the Iowa Judges Association. Judge Hulse is married and has two children.