This morning the Honorable Scott P. Myren took his oath of office as a Justice of the South Dakota Supreme Court. Justice Myren becomes the state’s 54th Supreme Court Justice.
Justice Myren was born in Mobridge, South Dakota and attended Mobridge High School. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Dakota and his law degree from Rutgers University. Following law school, Judge Myren practiced law at a firm in Denver, Colorado before being appointed as a staff attorney for the South Dakota Supreme Court. He has served as an administrative law judge, magistrate judge for the Sixth Judicial Circuit and a Circuit Court Judge in the Fifth Judicial Circuit since 2004. Since 2014, Justice Myren served as the Presiding Judge of the Fifth Judicial Circuit.
“Serving South Dakota, in any capacity, is a great privilege. I am humbled to continue my service as a Supreme Court Justice,” said Justice Myren.
Justice Myren will be representing the state’s Fifth Supreme Court District, which consists of Harding, Butte, Perkins, Ziebach, Corson, Dewey, Campbell, Walworth, Potter, McPherson, Edmunds, Faulk, Brown, Spink, Marshall, Day, Clark, Codington, Hamlin, Deuel, Grant, and Roberts County.
He and his wife, Dr. Virginia Trexler-Myren, have two daughters.