Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Monday (April 8) the appointment of Judge Meredith Switzer of Hot Springs to the Arkansas Court of Appeals, District 4. Switzer will replace the late Judge David M. “Mac” Glover. Her term expires Dec. 31, 2020.
“I am pleased to appoint Judge Switzer, a native of Hot Springs, to the Court of Appeals for District 4. Her experience in the courtroom as both a practicing attorney and a former District Judge in Garland County have provided her with the knowledge and wisdom necessary to serve the people of Arkansas on the Court of Appeals,” Hutchinson said.
Switzer is a Hot Springs native who graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 2001. In 2004, she graduated with honors from UALR Law School, where she served as Executive Editor of the UALR Law Review.
She practiced as an associate attorney at Rose Law Firm, but left private practice to pursue a career in public service in 2009. She went to work for the Arkansas Attorney General and was promoted through the years to deputy attorney general of the State Agencies Department.
In December 2016, Switzer was appointed by Hutchinson as district judge in Garland County after the passing of her father and predecessor, Judge David Switzer. She served for two years on the District Court bench, but due to her appointment was unable to run to succeed herself.
In January 2019, she joined Quapaw House, Inc. as chief legal counsel. Switzer is a member of the Board of Trustees of Mid-America Science Museum and the First United Methodist Church Child Development Center. She was a member of Leadership Greater Little Rock, Class XXI and a former member of the William H. Overton Inn of Court. She is a current member of the American, Arkansas, and Garland County Bar Associations, as well as the newest member of the Hot Springs National Park Rotary.