Appointed by Governor Rudy Perpich to Nobles County Court in 1984. Elected 1986. Assumed current office 1987. Elected 1992, 1998, 2004, and 2010.
Retired Jan. 27, 2012.
Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from Jan. 30, 2012, to June 30, 2013.
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, 1975
B.A., St. John's University (Collegeville, MN), 1971
Attorney- Flynn & Lucht, 1980-1984
Chief Judge- Fifth Judicial District Court, 1993-1997
Assistant Chief Judge- Fifth Judicial District Court, 1992-1993
Chair- Workers' Compensation Risk Management Committee, 1995-present
Court Telephone Interpreter Service Advisory Committee- National Center for State Courts, 1995-present
Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Court Interpreters, 1994-present
Minnesota Court System Workers' Compensation Claim Committee, 1993-present
Member- Conference of Chief Judges, 1993-1997