Karen Schreier

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Karen Schreier
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota
In office
2006–2013
Preceded by Lawrence L. Piersol
Succeeded by Jeffrey L. Viken
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota
Assumed office
July 7, 1999
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Richard Howard Battey
Personal details
Born 1956 (age 60–61)
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S.
Alma mater Saint Louis University
Saint Louis University School of Law


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[edit]

Born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Schreier earned a bachelor's degree from Saint Louis University in 1978 and a law degree from the Saint Louis University School of Law in 1981.[1]

Schreier worked as a law clerk for South Dakota Supreme Court Justice Francis G. Dunn from 1981 until 1982.[1]

Professional career[edit]

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.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

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.[2] The United States Senate confirmed Schreier on June 30, 1999 as part of a package of nominees it approved in a 94-4 vote.[1][3]

Schreier served as the chief judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota from 2006 until 2013.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Lawrence L. Piersol
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota
2006–2013
Succeeded by
Jeffrey L. Viken
Preceded by
Richard Howard Battey
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota
1999–present
Incumbent