Judge Terry Rickers, Newton, was appointed as a District Court Judge in October 2010 after serving as a Magistrate in Jasper County since 2005. He received his undergraduate degree from Iowa State University in 1983. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and earned his law degree in 1986. After graduation, he was in private practice in Newton for over 24 years. He is a member of the Jasper County and Iowa State Bar Associations, and the Iowa Judges Association. He formerly belonged to the American Health Lawyers Association, Iowa Association of School Board Attorneys, Iowa Association for Justice and the Iowa Association of Magistrate Judges. He also served on the Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission. He is married with two children.