Judge Sarah Crane, Des Moines, was appointed as a District Court Judge in June 2018. She grew up in Mason City, Iowa. She received her bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Gustavus Adolphus College in 2004 and her law degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 2007. After starting out in private practice in Chicago, she served as a law clerk to Justice Streit on the Iowa Supreme Court. Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Crane was in private practice as a partner at the Davis Brown Law Firm. She is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association, Polk County Bar Association, Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys, and Polk County Women Attorneys.