Justice David Wiggins

Iowa lawyer who admitted stealing money from his employer and clients loses his license

BY: - June 3, 2021

An eastern Iowa lawyer who two years ago admitted embezzling money from his employer, and who now admits improperly taking money from his clients, has had his Iowa law license revoked by the state’s Supreme Court. According to the Iowa Attorney Disciplinary Board, attorney Curtis W. Den Beste, formerly of Cedar Rapids, took money from […]

Three finalists named for Iowa Supreme Court vacancy

BY: - March 6, 2020

The State Judicial Nominating Commission on Friday narrowed the pool of Iowa Supreme Court justice applicants down to three and now it’s up to Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds to make the final decision on who will take a seat on the state’s highest court. The commission, which is made up of lawyers and Reynolds’ appointees, […]

Acting Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins notes challenges for rural courts

BY: - January 15, 2020

As Iowa’s rural courthouses continue to shrink and leave people in those counties with less access to services, the Iowa Judicial Branch is requesting more funding from the Legislature to help fill the gap. In 2019, 29 rural counties were staffed with two or fewer clerks, according to the Iowa Judicial Branch.  That creates challenges […]

Acting Chief Justice David Wiggins to retire from Iowa Supreme Court

BY: - January 10, 2020

Iowa Supreme Court Chief Acting Justice David Wiggins announced on Friday that he is retiring from the state’s highest court, effective in March. The news comes about 24 hours after Gov. Kim Reynolds received the names of three finalists to fill another vacancy on the court. Wiggins, 68, was appointed to the Supreme Court in […]