Justice Cynthia K.C. Meyer
Cynthia Meyer was appointed as the 60th justice of the Idaho Supreme Court by Gov. Brad Little on Nov. 6, 2023.
Justice Meyer’s current role builds on her career of public service and of dedication to the law. She has roots across the state of Idaho, having been born in Mountain Home, graduated from Pocatello High School and spent much of her career in Coeur d’Alene.
She received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the College of Idaho in 1982 and her law degree from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1987.
Justice Meyer began her legal career as an attorney focused on civil litigation in Salt Lake City, working there for a number of years until she moved to Coeur d’Alene in 2003. There, she and her husband operated a business in the tourism industry, she taught business law and paralegal classes at North Idaho College, and she eventually returned to civil litigation. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter appointed her as a district judge of the First Judicial District in May 2015.
Along with her regular duties as a district judge, Justice Meyer served as a statewide mentor judge assigned to mentor new district judges during their first 18 months on the bench. She presided over the Kootenai County Drug Court and participated in the Idaho Supreme Court’s Treatment Court Committee. At the time of her appointment to the Supreme Court, Justice Meyer was the administrative district judge for the First Judicial District and the president of the statewide District Judges’ Association.
Justice Meyer greatly enjoys judicial service, finding it both challenging and rewarding. She especially values providing public service to the communities she has lived in and to the state of Idaho.
Outside of work, Justice Meyer and her family enjoy boating on Lake Pend Oreille, driving through Idaho’s beautiful landscapes and taking great American road trips.