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Senior Judge Philip T. Kanning
(retired 2012)

Carver County


Appointed: May 1984.  Elected 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004, and 2010. Assistant Chief Judge (1998-2002).

Retired Sept. 14, 2012.

Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015.


Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (M.P.A. 1996); Wm. Mitchell College of Law (J.D. 1974); Valparaiso University (B.S. 1968).

Employment Background:

Krass, Meyer and Kanning (1977-1984); Jerome Jaspers P.A. (1975-77); Jardine, Logan and O'Brien (1974-75).

Bar Admissions:

Minnesota Supreme Court (1974); Federal District Court, District of Minnesota (1974).

Professional and Community Activities:

International Director, Kosovo Judicial Institute, Pristina, Kosovo (May-November 2003).  Bush Leadership Fellowship (1995-96).  Founding Member Shakopee Educational Endowment Foundation and Shakopee Rotary Foundation.