Scott W. Skavdahl
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming|
November 7, 2011
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|Preceded by||William Downes|
|Born||1966 (age 47–48)
Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Wyoming|
Scott Wesley Skavdahl (born 1966) is a judge on the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming.
Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, Scott W. Skavdahl received his B.S. (1989) and J.D. (1992) from the University of Wyoming. At the University of Wyoming, Skavdahl was an active member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Skavdahl worked as a litigation associate at Brown & Drew (now Brown, Drew & Massey) from 1992 to 1994. From 1994 to 1997, Skavdahl served as a judicial law clerk to Chief Judge William F. Downes of the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming. From 1997 to 2003 Skavdahl worked at the lawfirm of Williams, Porter, Day & Neville. From 2001 to 2003 he worked as a part time federal magistrate judge. In 2003 Skavdahl became a judge on the Seventh Judicial District Court, in Casper, Wyoming upon appointment by Gov. Dave Freudenthal. On January 31, 2011 Skavdahl left the state bench to once more become a full time federal magistrate judge.
Nomination to federal district court
In November 2010, Governor Dave Freudenthal recommended Skavdahl to fill the Wyoming vacancy that was to be created when Judge William F. Downes retired on July 24, 2011. On February 16, 2011, President Barack Obama formally nominated Skavdahl. On September 8, 2011, the Senate Judiciary Committee reported his nomination to the Senate floor by voice vote. On November 3, 2011, the Senate voted 96–0 to confirm Skavdahl. He received his commission on November 7, 2011.
- "Skavdahl to become magistrate judge". Billings Gazette. September 24, 2010. Retrieved February 18, 2011.
- "Freudenthal nominates 3 for judgeship". Billings Gazette. November 4, 2010. Retrieved February 18, 2011.
- Office of the Press Secretary, White House (February 16, 2011). "President Obama Names Two to the United States District Court, 2/16/2011". White House. Retrieved February 18, 2011.
- Scott W. Skavdahl at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming