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Marlita A. Greve

Chief District Court Judge: District 7

Judge Greve, Davenport, was appointed to the bench in 2006 and named as chief judge in 2013. She received her undergraduate degree from Upper Iowa University Magna Cum Laude and her law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1992 with High Distinction. After graduation from law...

Joel W. Barrows

District Court Judge: District 7

Judge Barrows, Bettendorf, was appointed to the bench in 2012. After being raised in Folletts and Camanche, Iowa, he received a bachelor's degree from Coe College in 1983, a master's degree in history from Southern Illinois University in 1986, a law degree from Drake University in 1989, and a master...

Jeffrey D. Bert

District Court Judge: District 7

Judge Bert, Bettendorf, was appointed to the bench in 2020. He received his undergraduate degree from Iowa State University in 1989 and his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1992. Prior to his appointment to the bench, he was engaged in the private practice of...

Meghan K. Corbin

District Court Judge: District 7

Judge Corbin, Davenport, was appointed to the bench in 2021.

Mark R. Fowler

District Court Judge: District 7

Judge Fowler, Bettendorf, was appointed to the district court bench in July of 2018. He served as district associate judge from 2012 until his appointment to district court judge. He earned his BA degree from Augustana College in 1990, his MBA degree from Saint Ambrose University in 1997 and his...

Henry W. Latham

District Court Judge: District 7

Judge Latham, Eldridge, was appointed to the bench in 2013. Judge Latham has been a lifetime resident of Scott County. After graduating from West High School he continued his education at St. Ambrose College and ultimately obtained his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law. Judge Latham...

Mark R. Lawson

District Court Judge: District 7

Judge Lawson, Bellevue, was appointed to the bench in 2013. He was born in Davenport, Iowa. He is a 1976 graduate of St. Ambrose College and obtained a law degree from Drake University in 1979. He was in private practice in Maquoketa, Iowa from 1979- 2013. He also served as...

Patrick A. McElyea

District Court Judge: District 7

Patrick McElyea, Davenport, was appointed to the bench in 2017. He received his undergraduate degree from Central College and his law degree from Drake University Law School. He previously served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Iowa.

Thomas G. Reidel

District Court Judge: District 7

Judge Reidel, Muscatine, was appointed to the bench in 2011. He received his undergraduate degree from Iowa State University in 1989 and his law degree from the University of Iowa in 1992 with High Distinction. After graduation from law school, he was in private practice, in Muscatine, Iowa, from 1992...

Tamra J. Roberts

District Court Judge: District 7

Judge Roberts was appointed to the District Court Bench in 2019. She previously served as a magistrate in Cedar County in 2014-2019. She earned her bachelor's degree from Central College in 2003 and her law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in 2009. She is a member of the...

John D. Telleen

District Court Judge: District 7

Judge Telleen was appointed to the bench in 2011. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Augustana College in 1980, and his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1984. Prior to his appointment to the bench, he was engaged in the private practice of...

Stuart P. Werling

District Court Judge: District 7

Judge Werling, Tipton, was appointed to serve Cedar County as a magistrate in 1986 before being appointed to the district court bench in 2014. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa in 1978 and his law degree from the University of Arkansas in 1980. Stuart Werling is...

Mark D. Cleve

Senior District Court Judge: District 7

Judge Cleve, Davenport, was appointed to the bench in 1998. He was born in Davenport, Iowa. He received both his undergraduate and law education from the University of Iowa. After graduating from law school in 1981, he served as Assistant County Attorney for Black Hawk County. He was in private...

Mark J. Smith

Senior District Court Judge: District 7

Judge Smith, LeClaire, was appointed to the bench in 1997. Born in Davenport, Iowa, he earned his bachelor's degree from St. Ambrose University in 1972 and his law degree from St. Louis University in 1975. He has experience with real estate and personal injury cases, as well as trial work...

Christine Dalton Ploof

District Associate Judge: District 7

Christine Dalton Ploof, Eldridge, was appointed to the bench in November 2006. She received her bachelor's degree from Coe College in 1986, and her law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1989. Prior to her appointment to the bench, she worked at the State Public Defender's...

Kimberly K. Shepherd

District Associate Judge: District 7

Judge Shepherd, Bettendorf, was appointed to the bench in 2021.

Gary P. Strausser

District Associate Judge: District 7

Judge Strausser was appointed to the bench in 2005. He earned his bachelor's degree from Towson State University and his Law Degree from Drake University Law School. He also earned his Master's Degree from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Drake University. After graduating from Law School he...

Korie L. Talkington

District Associate Judge: District 7

Judge Talkington, Muscatine, was appointed to the bench in 2018. She earned her bachelor's degree and law degree from the University of Iowa. After graduating from law school in 1999, she served as an Assistant State Attorney in the Eighteenth Judicial District of Florida. She served as an Assistant Muscatine...

Cheryl E. Traum

District Associate Judge: District 7

Judge Traum was appointed to the bench in 2012. She earned a BA Degree in 1979 from the University of Northern Iowa, and her law degree from the Northern Illinois College of Law in 1998. She is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association and the Scott County Bar...

Phillip J. Tabor

Senior District Associate Judge: District 7

Judge Tabor was appointed to the bench in 2008. He earned his bachelor's degree with honors from the University of Iowa in 1981. He then received his law degree from the University of Wyoming in 1984. Judge Tabor served as an Assistant County Attorney, an Assistant Public Defender, and an...

Katherine R. Abel

Magistrate: Cedar County

Magistrate Katherine R. Abel was appointed to serve Cedar County in 2021.

Paul A. Aitken

Magistrate: Scott County

Ryan M. Beckenbaugh

Magistrate: Scott County

Magistrate Ryan M. Beckenbaugh was appointed to serve Scott County in 2021.

Catherine Z. Cartee

Magistrate: Scott County

Magistrate Catherine Z. Cartee was appointed to serve Scott County in 2021.

Christine D. Frederick

Magistrate: Scott County

Magistrate Christine Frederick was appointed to serve Scott County in 2013.

Peter G. Gierut

Magistrate: Scott County

Magistrate Peter G. Gierut was appointed to serve Scott County in 2021.

Michael M. Judge

Magistrate: Clinton County

Magistrate Michael M. Judge, Clinton, was appointed to serve Clinton County in 1993. He earned his undergraduate degree from Coe College in 1976 and his law degree from Drake University in 1988. Judge served as a juvenile court referee from 1990 to 1993 and is a member of the Clinton...

Kyle R. Maurer

Magistrate: Cedar County

Magistrate Kyle R. Maurer was appointed to serve Cedar County in 2021.

Michael E. Motto

Magistrate: Scott County

Mark J. Neary

Magistrate: Muscatine County

Sarah E. Oldsen

Magistrate: Jackson County

Magistrate Sarah E. Oldsen was appointed to serve Jackson County in 2019.

Elizabeth A. Srp

Magistrate: Clinton County

Eric C. Syverud

Magistrate: Scott County

Cynthia Zamora Taylor

Magistrate: Scott County

Magistrate Cynthia Zamora Taylor was appointed to serve Scott County in 1998. She received her undergraduate degree from St. Ambrose College in 1981 and her law degree from the University of Iowa in 1986. Taylor has been in private practice since 1988.

Joel A. Walker

Magistrate: Muscatine County

Magistrate Joel A. Walker was appointed to serve Muscatine County in 2019.

Richard D. Wells

Magistrate: Scott County

Magistrate Richard D. "Doug" Wells was appointed to serve Scott County in 1989. Having been born and raised in Davenport, Iowa, he earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa in 1978 and a law degree from the University of Iowa in 1981. He served as an assistant in...

Stephen P. Wing

Magistrate: Scott County

Magistrate Stephen P. Wing was appointed to serve Scott County in 2009. He earned his bachelor's degree from Ripon College, Ripon, Wisconsin in 1977 and his law degree from the University of Iowa in 1980. He has practiced law in Davenport since 1981. He is admitted in both Iowa and...

Brian C. Wright

Magistrate: Clinton County

Magistrate Brian Wright was appointed to serve Clinton County in 2021.

John E. Wunder

Magistrate: Muscatine County

Magistrate John E. Wunder was appointed to serve Muscatine County in 2011.

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