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Marlita A. Greve

Chief Judge: District 7

Judge Greve, Bettendorf, 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...

Mark D. Cleve

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 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...

Mary E. Howes

District Court Judge: District 7

Judge Howes, Davenport, was appointed to the district court bench in September, 2006. She served as Associate Court Judge for Scott County from January 2000 until her appointment to district court. She served as a Scott County Magistrate from 1993 to 2000. Judge Howes also was an Assistant County Attorney...

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 McElyea

District Court Judge

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...

Mark J. Smith

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...

Nancy S. Tabor

District Court Judge: District 7

Judge Tabor was appointed an associate juvenile judge in 1994 and named district court judge in 1999. Born in Morristown, New Jersey, she earned her undergraduate degree from William Paterson College of New Jersey in 1982 and her law degree in 1986 from the University of Wyoming, College of Law....

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 1990, 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 Werling

District Court Judge

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...

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...

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...

Phillip J. Tabor

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...

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...

Neva Rettig Baker

Magistrate

Magistrate Neva Rettig Baker, Muscatine, was appointed to serve Muscatine County in 1997. She went to the University of Iowa where she earned her bachelor's degree in 1984 and her law degree in 1987. She was executive director for Muscatine Legal Services, a judicial hospitalization referee, and is a sole...

Christine Frederick

Magistrate

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

Meghan Corbin

Magistrate

Magistrate Meghan Corbin was appointed to serve Scott County in 2017.

Michael M. Judge

Magistrate

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...

John L. Kies

Magistrate

Magistrate John L. Kies was appointed to serve Jackson County in 2013. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa in 1995 and his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1998. He served as Assistant Wright County Attorney from 1998 until 2000. He...

Tamra J. Roberts

Magistrate

Magistrate Tamra J. Roberts was appointed to serve Cedar County in 2014. 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 Cedar County Bar Association and the Iowa State Bar Association...

Cynthia Zamora Taylor

Magistrate

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.

Bert Watson

Magistrate

Magistrate Bert Watson, Dewitt, was appointed to serve Clinton County in 1981. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 1972 and his law degree from the University of Iowa in 1976. He worked for Clinton County Legal Aid until 1981 and has since been engaged...

Richard D. Wells

Magistrate

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

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...

John E. Wunder

Magistrate

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

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