Judge Fowler was appointed to the bench in July of 2012. He earned his BA degree from Augustana College in 1990, his MBA degree from Saint Ambrose University in 1997 and his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law in December 1999. From 2000 to 2002 he was in private practice, first at Califf & Harper P.C in Moline Illinois and then from January 2002 until his appointment to the bench he was in private practice at the Gomez May law firm in Davenport, Iowa. He is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association and the Dillon Inn of Courts. Judge Fowler resides in Bettendorf, Iowa, is married and has three children.