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Mary Ann Brown

Chief Judge: District 8B

Judge Brown, Burlington, was appointed to the bench in September 2001. She received her bachelor's degree from Drake University in 1981 and her law degree from the Drake University School of Law in 1984. Judge Brown worked as a prosecutor for the Des Moines County Attorney's Office from 1985 to...

Crystal Cronk

District Court Judge: District 8A

Judge Cronk, Sigourney, was appointed to the bench in November 2010. She attended Northeast Missouri State University and received her Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1996 from the University of Missouri - Columbia. She was in private practice from 1996 to 2010, serving as Assistant Van Buren County Attorney from 1996...

Lucy J. Gamon

District Court Judge: District 8A

Judge Gamon, Ottumwa, was appointed to the bench in 1993. She was born in Washington, Iowa, and graduated from Cornell College summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1979. In 1983, she graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law with high distinction. She worked for three law firms...

Myron Gookin

District Court Judge: District 8A

Judge Gookin, Fairfield, was appointed to the bench in August of 2011. Judge Gookin received his bachelor's degree with distinction from Iowa State University in 1980 and his Juris Doctorate with Honors from The Law School at Drake University in 1983. Judge Gookin was in private practice with Foss, Kuiken,...

Mark Kruse

District Court Judge: District 8B

Judge Kruse, Burlington, was appointed to the bench in February of 1997. He was born in Little Rock, Iowa, and attended Morningside College, where he received his bachelor's degree in 1980. He then went to the University of Iowa for law school and graduated in 1983. Judge Kruse served as...

Michael J. Schilling

District Court Judge: District 8B

Michael J. Schilling is a District Court Judge for the Eighth Judicial District. Appointed to the bench in 2006, Schilling graduated with honors from the University of Iowa in 1973. In 1976, Schilling graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law with distinction. While in law school, he participated...

Shawn R. Showers

District Court Judge: District 8A

Judge Showers, Washington, was appointed to the bench in November 2016. Judge Showers was born in Leon, IA, Decatur County, and grew up on farms in Lucas and Wayne counties, graduating from Mormon Trail Community School before graduating from the University of Iowa in 2004 and Washburn University School of...

John M. Wright

District Court Judge: District 8B

Judge Wright grew up in Fort Madison where he graduated in 1982. He attended the University of Iowa earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1986. Judge Wright received his Juris Doctorate degree from The Law School at Drake University in 1990 and entered private practice in...

Joel D. Yates

District Court Judge: District 8A

Judge Yates, Sigourney, was appointed to the bench in December 2007. He received his bachelor's degree from Mt. Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, IA in 1986 and his law degree from the Drake University School of Law in 1994. Judge Yates spent 12 years in private practice with Clements Law...

Jennifer Slocum Bailey

District Associate Court Judge: District 8B

Judge Bailey, Burlington, was appointed to the bench in 2016. She received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Northern Iowa, graduating summa cum laude in 2002. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa College of Law, graduating with distinction in 2005. After graduation, Judge Bailey entered...

Clinton Boddicker

District Associate Judge: District 8B

Judge Boddicker was appointed to the bench in 2018. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 1993 and his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1996. After graduation, he went into private practice in Keokuk and Cedar Rapids. In 2011,...

Kirk A. Daily

District Associate Court Judge: District 8A

Judge Daily, Ottumwa, was appointed to the bench in 1998. He received his Bachelor's Degree from University of Iowa in 1981. In 1984 he received his Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa, College of Law, graduating With Distinction. After graduation he went into private practice until his appointment in...

Emily Dean

District Associate Judge: District 8B

Judge Dean, Ft. Madison, was appointed to the bench in 2006. She attended the University of Northern Iowa and received her undergraduate degree in 1996 and received her Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1999 from the University of Tulsa. Judge Dean was a partner at Saunders, Humphrey, Johnson and Dean from...

Daniel P. Kitchen

District Associate Judge

Judge Daniel P. Kitchen, Washington, was appointed to the bench in 2017. He received his law degree with distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law in December 1994. Kitchen was in private practice in Muscatine and Davenport before moving to Washington in 1997. Kitchen became a partner in...

Rose Anne Mefford

District Associate Judge

Judge Mefford, Oskaloosa, was appointed to the bench in April, 2013. She attended the University of Iowa where she received her Bachelor's Degree in 1991 and received her Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1994. She was an Assistant Wapello County Attorney from 1995-2001....

William S. Owens

Associate Juvenile Judge: District 8A

Judge Owens, Ottumwa, was appointed to the bench in 1999. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas in 1981 and his law degree from Drake University Law School in 1984. He served as Assistant Monroe County Attorney from 1984-1989 and Monroe County Attorney from 1990-1998. He was...

Ty Rogers

District Associate Judge: District 8B

Judge Rogers, Burlington, was appointed to the bench January, 2017. He attended University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts, where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors, majoring in sociology in 1997 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2000. After being...

Cynthia Danielson

Senior Judge: District 8B

Judge Danielson, Mount Pleasant, was appointed to the bench in 1999. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa in 1972, and her law degree in 1976. Judge Danielson worked in private practice from 1976 until her appointment in 1999. In that time she served many positions including,...

William L. Dowell

Senior Judge: District 8B

Judge Dowell, West Burlington, was appointed to the bench in 1990. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, he received his undergraduate degree from Iowa Wesleyan College in 1970. He then went to Drake University School of Law and earned his degree in 1975.

John G. Linn

Senior Judge: District 8B

Judge Linn, Burlington, was appointed to the bench in 1994. He was born in Hampton, Iowa, and was educated at the University of Iowa. He received his undergraduate degree in 1973 and his law degree in 1976. He then spent three years in private practice and 15 years as a...

Annette J. Scieszinski

Senior Judge: District 8A

Judge Scieszinski was born in Muscatine, grew up on an Eastern Iowa farm, and graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College in 1977 and the University of Iowa Law School in 1980. After 15 years as a lawyer in Albia including 8 years as Monroe County Attorney, she was appointed to the...

Daniel P. Wilson

Senior Judge: District 8A

Judge Wilson, Centerville, was appointed to the bench in 1995. Born in Pensacola, Florida, he attended Indian Hills Community College earning an AA degree; The University of Iowa where he earned a B.A degree and Drake University where he earned a J.D. degree in December of 1976, Judge Wilson served...

Larry Brock

Magistrate

Magistrate Larry Brock was appointed in 2017.

Samuel K. Erhardt

Magistrate

Magistrate Samuel K. Erhardt, Ottumwa, was appointed to serve Wapello County in 1983. He attended the University of Iowa, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1973 and his law degree in 1976. He has practiced law with a private firm as well as served as assistant Wapello County attorney....

Roger A. Huddle

Magistrate

Magistrate Roger A. Huddle, Wapello, was appointed to serve Louisa County starting in August 2001. He received his undergraduate degree from Drake University in 1975, and his law degree also from Drake University in 1978. Huddle has formerly served as Louisa County Attorney and was also in private practice with...

Lloyd E. Keith

Magistrate

Magistrate Lloyd E. Keith, Ottumwa, was appointed to serve Wapello County starting in February 1999. He received his undergraduate degree from Drake University in 1977, and his law degree from Drake University School of Law in 1980. Keith has been in private practice since 1980. He currently is with Keith...

Timothy B. Liechty

Magistrate

Magistrate Timothy B. Liechty was appointed to serve Henry County in August, 2005. He attended University of Northern Iowa where he received his undergraduate degree in 1985 and his law degree in 2002.

Michael Marquess

Magistrate

Magistrate Michael Marquess, was appointed to serve Poweshiek County in 2013. He attended Augustana College where he earned his bachelor's degree in 2000 and his Law Degree from Drake University Law School in 2003 with honors. Magistrate Marquess served as Assistant County Attorney for Marshall County (2004 - 2006), Assistant...

John B. Martin

Magistrate

Magistrate John B. Martin, Bloomfield, was appointed to serve Davis County in 2006. Magistrate Martin attended the University of Missouri (Columbia), he earned his bachelor's degree in 1970 and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1973 from the University of Iowa, College of Law. Magistrate Martin held the position of...

Kevin S. Maughan

Magistrate

Magistrate Kevin S. Maughan, Albia, was appointed to serve Monroe County in 1997. He graduated from Grand View College with his bachelor's degree in 1984 and earned his law degree from Drake University in 1987. He has been in the general practice of law since 1988 and is a member...

Greg Milani

Magistrate

Magistrate Greg Milani was appointed to serve Appanoose County in 2013. He graduated from Drake University in 1982 and earned his law degree from Drake University in 1987. He is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association, Wapello County Bar Association and the Appanoose County Bar Associate and has...

Wyatt Peterson

Magistrate

Magistrate Wyatt Peterson was appointed to serve Henry County January 2017.

Stephan Small

Magistrate

Magistrate Stephan H. Small, Fairfield, was appointed to serve Jefferson County in 2015. He earned he bachelor's degree from the University of California, San Diego in 1981 and received his law degree from King Hall School of Law at the University of California, Davis, in 1984. He is a member...

Amber Thompson

Magistrate

Magistrate Amber Thompson, was appointed to serve Mahaska County in September 2014. She attended Kirkwood Community College and received her Associate of Arts and Legal Assistant Certificate in 2002; Bachelor's of Business Administration from Mount Mercy College in 2004, summa cum laude and her law degree in 2007 from the...

Sarah Wenke

Magistrate

Magistrate Sarah Wenke was appointed in 2017.

Steven J. Westercamp

Magistrate

Magistrate Steven J. Westercamp, Farmington, was appointed to serve Van Buren County in 2010. He earned his bachelor's degree with distinction from Iowa State University in 1989 and received his law degree from Drake Law School with honors and Order of the Coif in 1995. He is a member of...

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