Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Mary Chicchelly as a judge of the Iowa Court of Appeals. 

Chicchelly, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, currently serves as a district judge in Judicial Election District 6. Before her appointment to the district court, she practiced law in the Cedar Rapids area. Chicchelly received her undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa and her law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law. 

The Iowa Court of Appeals is Iowa’s intermediate appellate court. It is composed of nine judges and decides appeals from district courts across Iowa. 

Chicchelly will fill the vacancy created by the upcoming retirement of Iowa Court of Appeals Judge Michael R. Mullins of Washington.