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Senior Judge Marilyn Brown Rosenbaum
(retired 2014)

Hennepin County


Appointed July 21, 1992.

Elected in 1994, 2000, 2006, and 2012.

Retired Sept. 8, 2014.

Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from Sept. 9, 2014, to June 30, 2015.


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.,1969
B.A., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, 1966


Popham Haik Schnobrich & Kaufman, Ltd., 1990-1992
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, 1984-1990

Hearing Examiner, Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission, 1979

Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, 1977-1979

Estate and Gift Tax Attorney, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1973-1977

Law Office of Albert A. Brown, 1971-1972

Staff Attorney, Leadership Counsel for Metropolitan Open Communities, 1970-1971

Law Clerk, Hedrick & Lane, 1967-1969

Professional Memberships:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Minnesota District Judges Association

Additional Information:

Bar Admissions

Illinois Supreme Court, January 2, 1970

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, May 5, 1970

United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, June 9, 1970

Minnesota Supreme Court, April 19, 1973

United States District Court, District of Minnesota, August 19, 1974

United States Supreme Court, April, 1979

Professional Committees

Fourth Judicial District Civil Committee; Criminal Committee, 1994-2014

Fourth Judicial District, Executive Committee, 1994-1998

Fourth Judicial District, Presiding Judge Property Court, 2005-2014

Minnesota Supreme Court Gender Fairness Implementation Committee, 1995-1998

Minnesota Supreme Court Joint Committee - Gender Fairness & Racial Bias Task Force, 1995-1997

Minnesota Women Lawyers - Program Committee Co-Chair, 1995

Ad Hoc Committee of the State Board of Public Defense, 1996-1997

Minnesota State Bar Association, Civil Litigation Governing Council, 2005-present

Minnesota District Judges Association, Civil Jury Instruction Committee, 1996-present

Minnesota District Judges Association, Board of Directors, 2003-present

NAWJ 2002 National Conference - Treasurer

Hennepin County Bar Association, Criminal Committee Co-Chairperson, 1999-2002

Hennepin County Bar Association, Bench & Bar Committee, 1999-present


William Mitchell College of Law - Trial Practice

University of Minnesota Law School - Sentencing Guidelines 1996

University of Nottingham Law School, England, International Law and Practice, Masters Program, 1998

Minnesota Women Lawyers, Transitions Seminar, January, 2003

Assignment History

  • Civil Block & Criminal, 7/2001-9/2014
  • Family, 7/2000-6/2001
  • Civil Block & Criminal, 1/1997-6/2000
  • Family, 1/1996-12/1996
  • Civil Block & Criminal, 1/1993-12/1995
  • Criminal, 7/1992-12/1992