Appointed by Governor Rudy Perpich in 1989. Elected 1990, 1996, 2002 and 2008.
Retired Aug. 12, 2013.
Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from Aug. 14, 2013, to June 30, 2015.
J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 1973
B.A., College of St. Thomas, 1969
Attorney- Dodge County, 1976-1979 and 1982-1989
Private Practice Attorney- Kasson and Rochester, 1976-1989 and 1974-1976
Law Clerk- Hon. John Bartholomew, Wisconsin Circuit Court, Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 1973-1974
Minnesota State Bar Association
Former Member- Wisconsin State and Dodge County Bar Associations
Former Member- Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association
Former Member- Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Former Chair- Third District Judicial Resources Committee
Former Chair- Third District Criminal Justice Resource Management Committee
Former Member- Dodge-Fillmore-Olmsted Community Corrections Advisory Board
Co-Chair- P.O.R.T. Board (Probationed Offender Rehabilitation and Training)
Co-Chair- Kasson United Way
Former Member and President- Kasson Exchange Club
Board of Directors- Family Services (Rochester, MN)
President- Dodge County Youth Hockey Association
Lecturing and Teaching Experience:
Instructor (Constitutional and Criminal Law)- Rochester Community College 1995-1996, 1979-1980
Instructor (Labor Law and Hotel-Restaurant Law)- University of Wisconsin-Stout 1974-1976