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Senior Judge Elizabeth Hoene Martin
(retired 2013)


Washington County

Appointed/Elected:

Appointed by Governor Arne Carlson and later elected in 2000, 2006, and 2012 for six-year terms.

Retired June 14, 2013. 

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

Education:

William Mitchell College of Law J.D. cum laude 1980; University of Minnesota Duluth B.S. 1970

Employment Background:

May 1980 - 1998   Shareholder (1987-1998) Doherty, Rumble & Butler Professional Association Litigation Department: product liability defense, especially juvenile products, as national coordinating counsel for Century Products Company, employment litigation generally for employers.

1976 - May 1980   Legal Services Advisor Hennepin County Public Defender; Lead Intake Worker (‘76-‘77) St. Joseph’s Home for Children; Teacher (English) Ordean Junior High School, Duluth, MN (’70 – ’73); Classified Solicitor (’66-’70), Duluth Herald and News Tribune; Other employment included experience as a waitress, putzfrau, tennis instructor, pharmacist’s assistant, playground supervisor, and housekeeper.

Bar Admissions:

U.S. Supreme Court 1985; Minnesota Supreme Court 1980; Federal District Court, District of Minnesota and Eighth Circuit 1980

Professional Activities:

Corrections to Community: Mental Health Work Group (2002 - Present); William Mitchell College of Law:  Board of Trustees (2003 – Present); Administration and Finance Committee, Tenth Judicial District (2002 - 2013); Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution, (2000 - 2013); Warren Burger Inns of Court (2002 - 2004); Partners in Progress Annual Fund Committee (1995 - 1998), Co-Chair 1997; Minnesota District Judges Association, co-chair:  Judicial Development Committee (1999 – Present); MSBA Civil Litigation Section Board of Governors (1996-2002).

Teaching and Lecturing:

MnATSA (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers) annual conference 2004:  “A View From the Bench”; 2003 MILE Drunk Driving seminar, DWI/IC from Trial Judge’s Perspective; Association Trial Law Firms Top Gun Litigators seminar 2001 San Deigo “Tips From the Bench”; MILE, “Products Liability,” Minneapolis (1997); Defense Research Institute, “Product Liability Seminar, Structured Settlements,” San Francisco (1996); National Practice Institute “12th Annual Conference on Product Liability Law,” Chicago (1994); Industrial Fabrics Assn., “Tense About Tents-Canvassing the Liability Scene” Tampa (1994); Faculty: MN Advocacy Institute “Depositions,” and “Civil Trial Skills” (1992-1996); St. Paul Business Women’s Association “Sexual Harassment” (1993); MN CLE “Handling Sexual Harassment Claims” (1993); Minnesota Women Lawyers annual Washington County seminars on Tips from the Bench; CLE Lecturer: SMU 1986 Air Law Symposium, Dallas, “The Insurer Cannot Subrogate Against its Own Insured.” 

Civic Activities:

B. Robert Lewis House Pro Bono/Domestic Abuse (1996-1998); Doherty, Rumble & Butler Foundation Board (1991-1998); St. Paul legal Employees Educational Association “Boss of the Year” (1992-1993); St. Paul YWCA Development Committee (1985-1990, 1995-1998), Chair 1988-1990, 1995-1998, Board of Directors and Executive Committee (1988-1990), 1995 -1998, Legal and Bylaws (1995-1997), Scholarship Campaign (We Care For Kids) Committee (1991-Present), Co-Chair 1997; Alateen Group Leader (1987-1990); Chrysalis Legal Advice Clinics (1980-1983).

Additional Information:

Interests include helicopter skiing, pheasant and duck hunting, fishing, book clubs, cooking and entertaining.