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Joel D. Novak

Senior Judge: District 5C

Judge Novak, Des Moines, was appointed to the bench in 1979. Born in Rock Island, Illinois, he graduated from the University of Iowa in 1962. In 1965, he earned his law degree from the same institution. From 1965 to 1979, Judge Novak was a trial lawyer with a private firm. He belongs to the Polk County and Iowa State Bar Associations. He is married with four children.

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