Hon. Monica L. Ackley

Hon. Monica L. Ackley

District Court Judge
Dubuque, Iowa
(563) 589-4419
(563) 589-7832

District Court Judge Monica Ackley, Dubuque, was appointed to serve Dubuque County in 1997 as a magistrate and to the district court bench in 2003. She attended the University of San Diego, where she earned her bachelor's degree in 1986 and her law degree in 1990. She worked as a law clerk and research assistant before going into private practice. Ackley is a member of the Dubuque County, Iowa State, and California Bar Associations.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2003

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1993


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California - 1990
  • University of San Diego, San Diego, California - 1986

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dubuque County Bar Association, Member
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Member
  • California Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Dubuque County, Magistrate, 1997 - Present
  • Law Clerk and Research Assistant
  • Private Practice