December 2016

In Memoriam: Judge Myles J. DeVine

Former U.S. Magistrate Judge Myles J. DeVine of the District of South Dakota died on November 26, 2016 at the age of 73. Myles James DeVine was born in Britton, South Dakota, on June 28, 1943. He received his undergraduate degree in 1965 and his masterís degree in 1966 from the University of South Dakota. He received his law degree in 1969 from the University of South Dakota School of Law.
He began his legal career as a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Axel J. Beck. In 1970 he opened a private practice in Britton. Later that year, he was elected as the Marshall County Stateís Attorney, a position he held for 25 years.
In 1996, he was appointed to serve as a Circuit Judge for South Dakotaís Fifth Circuit. In 2001 he was appointed to serve as a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of South Dakota in Aberdeen. He retired from the bench in early 2008.
Later in 2008, he was elected as County Commissioner for Marshall County and served in that position until his death.