Chief Justice David Gilbertson has been elected to a fourth term as the leader of the South Dakota Supreme Court. The selection by members of the Supreme Court makes him the first Chief Justice in state history to hold the position for four terms. The announcement was made Wednesday morning in the Supreme Court chambers in Pierre. Gilbertson was elected Chief Justice in 2001, and has served three, four-year terms. According to his biography on the South Dakota Unified Judicial System website, Chief Justice Gilbertson received his undergraduate degree from South Dakota State University in 1972 and his Juris Doctor from the University of South Dakota, School of Law in 1975. He engaged in private practice from 1975 until his appointment to the circuit court bench in 1986.
Gilbertson Elected To Fourth Term On SD Supreme Court