Judge John Miller Receives Award of Merit PDF Print E-mail
News Releases - Crime/Courts
Written by Steve Davis   
Tuesday, 17 July 2012 14:43

Des Moines, July 17, 2012 —Judge John Miller, senior judge serving the Iowa Court of Appeals, recently received the Iowa Judges Association Award of Merit at the Judges Association meeting. The award is given annually to recognize a judge who has made extraordinary contributions to the Iowa Judges Association and who has been a role model to new judges.

"Our Iowa judiciary is staffed with skilled, hardworking judges of high integrity who are dedicated to fulfilling their constitutional and statutory duties, and constantly strive to improve the judiciary," Judge Miller said. "I am honored and humbled to receive this award of merit from my peers for my contribution to our efforts."

The Award of Merit is given, as stated on the plaque itself, in recognition of the judge's dedication, skill, distinguished service, and extraordinary efforts for the betterment of the Iowa judiciary.

"The attributes stated on the award are exemplified by Judge Miller through his many years of outstanding service to the public as a trial judge, appellate judge, and senior judge," Fifth District Court Judge Robert Hutchison, Des Moines, said.

Judge Miller, Burlington, retired from the Iowa Court of Appeals in 2009 after more than 30 years in the judiciary. Prior to his judgeship, he was a part-time judicial hospitalization referee while in private practice from 1975-1980. Judge Miller served more than 18 years as a district court judge, 14 months of which he spent as Chief Judge of the Eighth Judicial District.   He served on the Iowa Court of Appeals from 1999-2009. He received both his undergraduate and bachelor degree from the University of Iowa, completing his undergraduate study in 1969 and graduating from law school, with distinction, in 1975.

During his career, Judge Miller was a member of the Judicial Administration Committee of The Iowa State Bar Association for nearly 22 years, and co-chaired its ad hoc judicial plebiscite committee. He was an active member of the Iowa Judges Association, as he served on a majority of its committees and spent three separate terms on its board of directors, holding each one of its offices, including its presidency in 1998-99.

# # #