500 E. Capitol Ave.
Pierre, S.D. 57501
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACT: Tony Venhuizen or Joe Kafka at 605-773-3212
PIERRE, S.D – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that he will appoint Susan Sabers as a circuit judge in South Dakota’s Second Judicial Circuit.
Sabers will fill the upcoming vacancy caused by Judge Kathleen Caldwell’s retirement, which is effective at the end of the year. The Second Circuit includes Lincoln and Minnehaha counties.
“Susan is a gifted attorney and a skilled litigator,” Gov. Daugaard said. “She is known for working hard for her clients, and I know she will work just as hard for the people of the Second Circuit.”
Sabers is a native of Sioux Falls, where she has been in the private practice of law since 1997. She has been a partner in the law firm of Fuller & Sabers since 2006.
“I want to thank Governor Daugaard for this honor,” Sabers said. “I have such respect for the judiciary, and look forward to serving the citizens of South Dakota in this new role.”
About Susan Sabers
Sabers is a graduate of O’Gorman High School and earned a political science degree from the University of St. Thomas in 1992. She attended the University of South Dakota School of Law, where she was an editor for the South Dakota Law Review and was a Thomas Sterling Honor Graduate in 1995.
Following law school, Sabers was a law clerk from 1995-1997 for the Honorable C. Arlen Beam, a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. She returned to Sioux Falls to practice law in 1997, and has been a partner in the law firm of Fuller & Sabers since 2006.
Sabers has been a member of the South Dakota Board of Bar Examiners since 2002 and has been Chair since 2009. She is also a member of the State Bar’s Law School Committee. She served as President of the Second Circuit Bar Association from 2001-2002. Sabers has worked as a hearing examiner for the Board of Regents and the Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners, and she has been named a Special Assistant Attorney General to assist in the defense of state agencies.
Sabers is a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sioux Falls and serves on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Home Foundation. She and her husband, Chris Dunham, have two sons, Quinn and Zachary.