January/February 2009 issue

New Magistrate Judge for District of South Dakota

On March 2nd, William D. Gerdes will begin service as a part-time magistrate judge for the Northern Division of the District of South Dakota in Aberdeen. Gerdes grew up in Faulk County, South Dakota. He attended the University of South Dakota, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1977 and a J.D. in December of 1979. Gerdes has practiced in Aberdeen since January of 2001. He will continue to work in his private practice. Welcome, Judge Gerdes!