Boone County Public Defender

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Boone County Public Defender

On February 3, 2022,  John S. Lowry, Chief Judge of the 17th Judicial Circuit Court, announced that the circuit judges of the 17th Circuit have selected Attorney Kathryn J. Cross as Public Defender for Boone County.
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 Ms. Cross completed her undergraduate studies at Monmouth College in 2008, and received her Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2011. Her legal career has been primarily dedicated to service with the Boone County Public Defender’s Office, where she has been employed since 2012. Attorney Cross has served as the appointed Interim Boone County Public Defender since December 2021.

Please join us in congratulating Ms. Cross on her new position.