Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Michael K. Davis to the state Supreme Court.
It is Mead's first appointment to the high court.
Davis is a state district judge for Laramie County.
He will succeed Justice Michael Golden, who is retiring effective Sept. 30. Within the next month, Golden will reach the mandatory retirement age of 70 set in the state Constitution.
The Wyoming Supreme Court consists of five justices who serve eight-year terms. It decides cases and exercises administrative supervision over the Wyoming State Bar.