Presiding Judge Robin J. Houwman is pleased to announce that the South Dakota Supreme Court has approved the appointment of Attorney Andrew T. Robertson as Magistrate Judge for the Second Judicial Circuit, Lincoln and Minnehaha Counties. Attorney Robertson will fill the seat vacated by Rachel R. Rasmussen who was recently appointed to the Circuit Court bench.
Robertson is a native South Dakotan and enrolled tribal member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate. He earned his undergraduate and law degree from the University of South Dakota. Out of law school, Robertson began practicing with the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation as an Administrative Law Judge and then later transitioned to the Minnehaha County Public Defender's office as a Senior Deputy Public Defender. Robertson lives in Sioux Falls with his wife and two children.
Judge Robertson will take the bench on Monday, November 18, 2019 with a formal swearing-in ceremony to follow sometime thereafter at the Minnehaha County Courthouse in Sioux Falls.
For further information: Court Administration, Second Circuit 605-367-5920