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Judge David R. Battey

Douglas County

Douglas County Courthouse
Phone: (320) 762-3033


Appointed by Governor Arne Carlson in 1995. Elected 1996, 2002, 2008, and 2014. Current term expires Jan. 2021.


J.D., Willamette University College of Law (Salem, Oregon), 1978;
Willamette Law Review

B.A., magna cum laude, University of South Dakota, 1975;
Phi Beta Kappa


Attorney- Swenson, Grover, Lervick, Syverson, Battey & Anderson, 1980-1995
Arbitrator- American Arbitration Association, 1991-1995
Assistant City Attorney- Alexandria (MN), 1980-1990
Law Clerk- U.S. District Court District of Minnesota (Hon. Donald Alsop), 1978-1980

Community Activities:

Former Member and President- Alexandria Sertoma Club, 1989-1990
Former Board Member and Fund Drive Chair- United Way of Alexandria
Former Coach- Elementary girls basketball