Judge Jeffrey D. Bert was appointed to the bench in December of 2019. In April of 2021, Judge Bert was also appointed by the Iowa Supreme Court to the Business Specialty Court. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree with distinction from Iowa State University in 1989 and his law degree with distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1992. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Bert maintained a private practice for 28 years with an emphasis in civil litigation and trial work. He is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association and Scott County Bar Association. Before his appointment, Judge Bert served on the Board of Directors for the Vera French Mental Health Center and One Eighty, Inc. and was a member of the Bettendorf Planning & Zoning Commission from 2012 to 2019.