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Thomas D. Waterman

Justice

Thomas D. Waterman

Justice Waterman, Davenport, was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2011.

Justice Waterman, who was born in Davenport, Iowa, earned his bachelor of arts degree from Dartmouth College in 1981.  He graduated  Order of the Coif from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1984, and served as associate editor of the law review. He was in private practice at Lane & Waterman LLP in Davenport from 1984 until his appointment. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute.

Before joining the court, Justice Waterman was active in numerous organizations including the Jury Instruction Committee of the Iowa State Bar Association, the American College of Trial Lawyers, and the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers.   He was a member of the State Judicial Nominating Commission from 1999-2005, and was a co-editor of Defense Update, the quarterly publication of the Iowa Defense Counsel Association. An avid endurance sports enthusiast, he has completed seven Ironman triathlons and several ultra-marathons including the Leadville, Colorado100 mile trail run and the Grand Canyon "Rim to Rim to Rim." His volunteer work included serving as Board Chair for the Scott County Family YMCA and Rivermont Collegiate. 

Justice Waterman is married and has four daughters, including triplets.  His current term expires December 31, 2020.

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