Magistrate Marion E. James, Creston, was appointed to serve Union County in 1995. He graduated from Simpson College with his bachelor's degree in 1965 and earned his law degree from Drake University in 1968. James served in the United States Navy JAG Corps until 1973. He earned his L.L.M. from George Washington University. He has worked in the general practice of law and is a member of various committees on the Iowa State Bar Association. He is married and has three children.