September/October 2009 issue
New District Judge for South Dakota: Lange
Roberto A. Lange was born
in Pamplona, Spain, and grew
up in South Dakota. He
received his undergraduate
degree in 1985 from the
University of South Dakota. In 1988 he received
his law degree from Northwestern University
School of Law, where he also served as editor of
the law review.
He began his legal career as a law clerk for U.S.
District Judge Donald J. Porter of the District of
South Dakota. In 1989 he joined the firm of
Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, where he
focused on complex commercial litigation,
products liability, ERISA litigation and other
Judge Lange will serve in Pierre, replacing U.S.
District Judge Charles Kornmann, who assumed
senior status in July. Welcome, Judge Lange!