LITTLE ROCK – Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the following appointments on Monday:
—Meredith Switzer Rebsamen, Hot Springs, as District Judge of the Garland County District Court, First Division. Term begins on Jan. 1, 2017, and expires Dec. 31, 2018, to replace Judge David Switzer. Rebsamen has served at the Office of the Arkansas Attorney General since 2009. She currently serves as deputy attorney general, State Agencies Department, but previously served as assistant attorney general, Agencies Division. Prior to her time at the Office of the Arkansas Attorney General, Meredith Switzer Rebsamen was associate attorney, Litigation Division for five years at the Rose Law Firm. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law.
—Spencer Singleton, El Dorado, as circuit judge of the Thirteenth Judicial District, Second Division. Term begins Jan. 1, 2017, and expires Dec. 31, 2018. Replaces Judge Michael Landers. Singleton has served as career law clerk for the Hon. Bobby E. Shepherd, U.S. Circuit Judge, since October 2006. Prior to his time serving under Judge Shepherd, he was pro se law clerk for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas. He also spent two years at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit, where he served as staff attorney. Spencer Singleton is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. He currently lives in El Dorado with his wife and two sons.
—Steven Porch, Monticello, as circuit judge of the Tenth Judicial District, Fourth Division. Term begins Jan. 1, 2017 and expires Dec. 31, 2018. Replaces Judge Don Glover. Porch has served as managing public defender for the 10th Judicial District since 2008. Prior to this, he was deputy prosecuting attorney for the 10th Judicial District. Steven Porch is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He lives in Monticello with his wife, Apprilla.