Julie Schumacher, of Schleswig, a district court judge for Judicial District 3B, was appointed Thursday to the Iowa Court of Appeals by Gov. Kim Reynolds.
She had been selected earlier in August as one of three nominees to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Iowa Court of Appeals Chief Judge Gayle Nelson Vogel, of Spirit Lake.
Tim Gartin, an attorney from Ames, Myron Gookin, a district court judge from Fairfield, and Schumacher were selected as nominees by the 17-member State Judicial Nominating Commission from among 16 Iowans who applied to fill the vacancy.
Prior to becoming a district court judge, Schumacher was a district associate judge with the Third Judicial District beginning on December 21, 2012.
She became an associate in the law firm of Mundt & Franck in Denison on March 5, 1995, and was named a partner a year later. She practiced with that firm until she was appointed a district associate judge.
In May 2008, Schumacher became a part-time prosecutor for the Crawford County Attorney’s Office. She handled felony and misdemeanors prosecutions and was also solely responsible for the juvenile prosecutions, including child welfare, delinquency, and truancy matters.
She also served as assistant city attorney for the City of Denison for about 18 years.
Schumacher was born in Sioux County, lived in Orange City and graduated from Spalding High School in Granville.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts in journalism/mass communications and English at the University of South Dakota at Vermillion, she attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and earned her law degree in 1993.