Michael Reardon was chosen Monday to replace retiring 4th District Judge Cheri Copsey.
“Judge Reardon understands Idaho and our local issues, people, communities and values,” Gov. Butch Otter said in a written release announcing his selecton of Reardon for the post. “He will be a tremendous addition to the great judges serving citizens from the 4th District bench.”
Reardon earned his law degree from the University of Idaho. He worked briefly for the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office, the Idaho Attorney General’s Office and the Kootenai County Prosecutor’s Office before entering private legal practice in 1995. Reardon, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the Idaho Air National Guard, was appointed to the Ada County magistrate bench in 2004 and presided over the Ada County Mental Health Court as a pro-tem district judge from 2010 to 2014.
“I am both grateful and humbled by the confidence the governor has shown by my appointment, and I pledge my best efforts to serve the people of the state of Idaho,” said Reardon, who grew up in Ada County and graduated from Meridian High School.
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Reardon and his wife, Jill, have two adult children.