Judge Burns, Iowa City, was appointed to the bench on August 18, 2015. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Justice Systems from Truman State University in 1999 and his Juris Doctorate degree, with distinction, 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 several local bar associations. He is married and has one child.