Judge Seymour, Des Moines, was appointed to the bench in June, 2010. She was born in Madrid, Iowa and received her bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa in 1995. She earned a Masters of Public Administration and Juris Doctorate with honors from Drake University in 1999. Judge Seymour represented both adults and children while working for the State Public Defender from 1999 until her appointment to the bench. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Iowa State Bar Association and the Iowa Judges Association. She has served on the Juveniles Rule Committee since her appointment in 2010. Judge Seymour and her husband have six children.