March/April 2007 issue

New Magistrate Judge for N.D. of Iowa: Jon Scoles


On March 15, 2007, Chief U.S. District Judge Linda Reade announced that Judge Jon Scoles of Mason City will replace Judge Jarvey as U.S. Magistrate Judge.

Jon Stuart Scoles was born in Charles City, Iowa. He received his undergraduate degree in Math from the University of Northern Iowa in 1973 and his law degree with honors from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1979.

He began his legal career as a law clerk in the 2A Judicial District of Iowa. In 1980 he became a partner in the firm of DeVries, Scoles and Price. In 1986 he was appointed as an Iowa District Court Judge, where he has served as Chief Judge since 2005. Welcome, Judge Scoles!