Judge Burns, Iowa City, was appointed to the bench on August 18, 2015. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Justice Systems from Truman State University in 1999 and his law degree from the University of Iowa in 2002. He was an Assistant Linn County Attorney from 2002 until his appointment to the bench. Judge Burns is a member of the Linn County Bar Association, the Iowa Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, the Iowa Bar Association, and is also on the Judicial Administration Committee of the Iowa Bar Association. He is married and has one child.