Judge Bruns, Cedar Rapids, was appointed to the bench on December 17, 2014. He earned his bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from Drake University in 1988 and his law degree from Drake Law School in 1991, Order of the Coif. After graduation from law school, Judge Bruns was in private practice with Cedar Rapids law firms until his appointment to the bench. He is a Fellow in the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers and a member of the Linn County Bar Association, the Iowa Bar Association and the Iowa Judges' Association. He is married and has one child.