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Ron Parsons Takes the Helm as the 42nd U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

Ronald A. Parsons, Jr. has been sworn in as the 42nd United States Attorney for the District of South Dakota.  He was sworn in by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier at a brief ceremony in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on January 5, 2018.  He began his duties immediately. 

As U.S. Attorney, Mr. Parsons is the chief law enforcement officer responsible for prosecuting and defending the interests of the United States in the District of South Dakota.  Mr. Parsons was nominated by President Donald J. Trump, and he was recently confirmed by the U.S. Senate, to serve as the District’s U.S. Attorney.

Before his confirmation, Mr. Parsons was a partner at the law firm of Johnson Janklow Abdallah Reiter & Parsons LLP.  He received his B.A. from the University of Minnesota and his J.D. from the University of South Dakota School of Law.  Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable Roger L. Wollman, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. 

“I’m very grateful for the appointment and excited to be joining such a talented and dedicated team of public servants,” said Parsons.

Mr. Parsons lives in Sioux Falls with his wife and daughter.  

Updated January 8, 2018