Two attorneys nominated to be the next district judge

Nominees Lars Anderson and Mary Chicchelly

CEDAR RAPIDS - An Iowa City attorney and a Cedar Rapids attorney were selected Friday by the 6th Judicial District Nominating Commission as nominees for the next district judge to be appointed by Gov. Terry Branstad.

Attorneys Lars Anderson of Anderson and Holland in Iowa City, and Mary Chicchelly of Seidl and Chicchelly in Cedar Rapids, are the nominees selected to fill the vacancy left by Judge Denver Dillard, who retired last year after 10 years on the bench.

Anderson and Chicchelly were two of 10 people who applied for district judge. The group of applicants included attorneys, a magistrate and some county attorneys. Each of the applicants interviewed with the commission Friday.

Anderson, who practices general law, received his bachelor's degree in 1992 from Luther College and his law degree in 1995 from the University of Iowa College of Law. He is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association and the Johnson County Bar Association.

Chicchelly, who practices family law including collaborative divorce law, received her bachelor's degree in 1989 from the University of Iowa and received her law degree in 1992 from the University of Iowa College of Law. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Iowa State Bar Association and the Linn County Bar Association.

Branstad will interview the nominees and has 30 days to make the appointment.

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