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Chief Judge Kurt J. Marben


Pennington County

Pennington County Courthouse
Phone: (218) 683-7023

Appointed/Elected:

Appointed in September of 2000, by Governor Jesse Ventura. Elected in 2002 and 2008. His current term expires in January 2015.

Education:

J.D., University of Minnesota, 1977
B.S., Bemidji State College, 1974

Employment:

Attorney- Charlson, Marben & Jorgenson, P.A., and predecessors (Thief River Falls, MN), 1977-2000

Professional Memberships:

Minnesota State Bar Association, certified Civil Trial Specialist

Professional Activities:

Chief Judge of the Ninth Judicial District 2009-2015
2009 Outstanding Service to the Community Award from the Minnesota District Judges Association
2010 Minnesota Trial Judge of the Year Award from the American Board of Trial Advocates
Former member of the Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on the General Rules of Practice