Karen Elizabeth Schreier (born 1956) is a federal district judge on the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota.
Early life and education
Schreier worked in private law practice in Sioux Falls from 1982 until 1993. She then became a United States Attorney for the District of South Dakota in 1993, and served in that capacity until her appointment to the federal bench in 1999.
Federal judicial service
On March 8, 1999, President Clinton nominated Schreier to be a judge on the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota to replace Richard Howard Battey, who had taken senior status on January 1, 1999. The United States Senate confirmed Schreier on June 30, 1999 as part of a package of nominees it approved in a 94-4 vote.
Schreier served as the chief judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota from 2006 until 2013.
- Karen Schreier at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.