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Judge Mark M. Starr

St. Louis County

St. Louis County-Hibbing Courthouse
Phone: (218) 262-0105


Appointed in Feb. 2004, by Governor Tim Pawlenty. Elected in 2006 and 2012. Term expires Jan. 2019.


University of Minnesota Law School (J.D. 1981)

University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A. 1978)

Employment Background:

St. Louis County Attorney’s Office, Assistant County Attorney (1988-2004)

Matonich and Persson, Chartered (1983-1988)

Sixth Judicial District Law Clerk, Hon. Joseph R. Scherkenbach (1982-1983)

Peterson, Engberg and Peterson (1982)

Bar Admissions:

Minnesota Supreme Court (1981)

Federal District Court, District of Minnesota (1983)

Professional and Community Activities:

Minnesota District Judges Foundation Board of Directors

Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Child Protection Rules Committee

Lead Judge, Sixth Judicial District Children's Justice Initiative

St. Louis County Law Library Board of Directors

Sixth Judicial District Administrative Committee

St. Louis County Racial Justice Improvement Project Task Force

Range Bar Association, past President

Minnesota State Bar Association

St. Louis County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee

Hibbing Chemical Health Advisory Committee

Mesabi Safe Communities Coalition

Star Lake Camp committee member

Hibbing Soccer Club Board of Directors

Hibbing Rotary Club