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Judge C.J. Williams

C.J. Williams, Judge

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
111 Seventh Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
phone: (319) 286-2340
 
Biography:
Born 1963 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
 
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, 2018-present
 
Nominated by President Donald J. Trump on February 15, 2018, to fill a seat vacated by Judge Linda R. Reade.
Confirmed by the Senate on September 6, 2018, and received commission on September 10, 2018.
 
Other Federal Service:
Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, 2016-2018; Chief Magistrate Judge 2016-2018.
 
Education:
University of Iowa, B.A., 1985
University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1988
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, L.L.M, 1997
 
Professional Career:
Elbow law clerk to the late Donald E. O'Brien, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
Trial attorney, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., 1990-1992
Special Assistant U.S. Attorney (on detail), Eastern District of Virginia, 1991-1992
Private practice, Kansas City, Missouri, 1992-1997
Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa, 1997-2016
Adjunct professor, University of Iowa College of Law, 2001-present
Instructor, North Iowa Area Community College, 2008-2010
Adjunct professor, University of South Dakota Law School, 2016