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 practice in Davenport, from 1984-1998. Judge Cleve is a member of the Scott County and Iowa Bar Associations, the Iowa Judges Association, and the Dillon Inn of Court. Judge Cleve is married and has three children.