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Judge Patrick D. Robben

Hennepin County

Family Justice Center
Phone: (612)348-6734

Chambers Phone: 612-348-0198

Chambers Email: Email Chambers Staff


Appointed by Governor Tim Pawlenty on Dec. 21, 2010.  Elected in 2012. Current term expires Jan. 2019.


J.D., magna cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School, 1998

B.A. in political science, cum laude, Kansas State University, 1995


General Counsel to Governor Tim Pawlenty, 2009-10

Associate attorney, Morrison Fenske & Sund, P.A., 2007-09

Attorney & partner, Rider Bennett, LLP, 2005-07

Associate attorney, Rider Bennett, LLP, 2000-05

Associate attorney, Briggs & Morgan, P.A., 1999-2000

Law clerk to Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Joan Ericksen Lancaster, 1998-99

Professional Memberships:

Board member, Minnesota District Judges Association

Member, Minnesota State Bar Association

Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
Hennepin County Law Library Board of Trustees
Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court

Former member, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

·         Former chair, New Defense Lawyers Committee

·         Former publications chair, Commercial Litigation Committee

Former member, Federal Bar Association

Former member, Defense Research Institute

·         Former website chair, Commercial Litigation Committee

Professional and Community Activities:

Former chair, Minnetonka Park Board

Former member, Lake Minnetonka/Excelsior Rotary

Assignment History:

Family, Dec. 2011 - Present

Criminal, Dec. 2010 - Nov. 2011