BISMARCK - Gov. Jack Dalrymple today appointed Minot attorney Stacy Louser to the North Central Judicial District Court bench which serves Burke, Mountrail and Ward counties.
Louser, a partner in the Minot law firm of Louser and Zent, expects to transition from private practice to the bench in late June. She will replace Judge William McLees, Jr. who is retiring in late June, after 30 years of service on the bench.
"Stacy Louser is a dedicated and highly qualified attorney who is well respected by her peers," Dalrymple said. "Stacy's strong work ethic, together with her experience in family law and mediation services, will serve the people of the North Central Judicial District very well."
Louser is a native of Minot where her mother also practices law. Before attending law school, Louser earned a degree in occupational therapy from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and a master's degree in organizational behavior at Minot State University. She graduated with distinction from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 2007. In her law practice, Louser has focused on family and business law. She serves on the North Dakota State Bar Association's Joint Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and in other positions that advance the public's access to legal services.
Louser and her husband, Eric Schaeffer, live in Minot and have four children.