March/April 2007 issue

New Judge for S.D. of Iowa: John A. Jarvey


On March 8, 2007, the Senate confirmed the nomination of U.S. Magistrate Judge John A. Jarvey as a U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of Iowa by a vote of 95 - 0.

John A. Jarvey was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1956. He received his B.S. in accounting from the University of Akron in 1978 and his J.D. from Drake University in 1981. He then began his legal career as a law clerk for Judge Donald E. O'Brien in the Northern District of Iowa.

From 1983 to 1987, he served as a trial attorney in the Criminal Division of the Justice Department, where he focused on narcotic and dangerous drug cases. In 1987 he was appointed as a magistrate judge for the Northern District of Iowa, where he has served until this appointment as a U.S. District Court Judge.

Judge Jarvey has also been trial advocacy instructor at Iowa Law School since 1993. Congratulations, Judge Jarvey!