DES MOINES, IOWA (March 25, 2021) — Governor Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Justin Lightfoot as a district court judge in Judicial District 6.
Lightfoot, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, currently serves as the Criminal Division Chief of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa. Lightfoot received his undergraduate degree from Iowa State University and his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law, with high distinction.
Lightfoot fills the vacancy created by the retirement of District Court Judge Patrick Grady. Judicial District 6 includes Benton, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn, and Tama counties.