Judge Noneman, Keokuk, was appointed to the District Associate Bench in the 8B Judicial District in 1987 and served for 30 years as District Associate Judge from 1987 until 2017. Since December 6, 2017, he has served as a Senior Judge. Currently, his primary responsibility is to serve as presiding judge of the 8B Judicial District Adult Drug Treatment Court.
Born in Ft. Collins, Colorado, he graduated in 1973 from Logan-Magnolia High School in Logan, Iowa. He was the 1977 Graduating Scholar of the Iowa State University College of Sciences and Humanities and is a member of Phi Kappa Phi. In 1980 he graduated with high distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law and was awarded membership in the Order of the Coif. His legal career included private general practice in Albia and Keokuk, Iowa and five years of service as Asst. Lee County Public Defender prior to his appointment to the bench.
A member of the Iowa Judge’s Association, the Iowa State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Lee County Bar Association, Judge Noneman was honored in 1990 as a recipient of the United States Department of Justice’s Crime Victims Service Certificate. His service has included many appearances as a speaker and panelist on juvenile law, criminal justice, and judicial ethics topics at judicial education, attorney education, foster parent and social worker training, and teacher in-service programs. He also has given many presentations at public forums and schools on the subject of law and the courts. Judge Noneman and his wife Janice have six adult children and nine grandchildren.