Magistrate Bryner, Cedar Rapids, was appointed to the bench on January 2, 2015. She earned her B.A. in Business Administration from Hillsdale College in 1991, and her law degree from the University of Toledo, College of Law, in 1997. After graduation from law school, she worked as an Assistant Cedar Rapids City Attorney from 1998-99 prosecuting simple misdemeanors and handling municipal infractions and small claims cases. From 1999-2003, Magistrate Bryner was an Assistant Linn County Attorney, prosecuting simple, serious, and aggravated misdemeanors. Beginning in 2003 to her appointment to the bench, she was a sole practitioner focusing on juvenile court, representing parents and children in Child in Need of Assistance cases. She is also a certified mediator, mediating dissolution, custody, and contempt cases. She is married and has three children.