Appointed November 15, 1991. Elected 1994, 2000, 2006. Retired Jan. 25, 2012.
Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from Feb. 15, 2012, to June 30, 2013.
University of Denver College of Law (J.D. 1972); Gustavus Adolphus College (B.A. 1969).
Private Practice (1972-1991); Assistant District Public Defender (part-time 1976-1991).
Minnesota Supreme Court (1972); Federal District Court, District of Minnesota (1976).
Chief Judge, Tenth Judicial District (2008-2012); Assistant Chief Judge, Tenth Judicial District (2004-2008); Chair, Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Juvenile Protection Procedure (2000-2006) (Chair, Guardian ad Litem Rules Subcommittee; Member, Rules of Adoption Procedure Subcommittee); Chair, Committee on Criminal Jury Instruction Guides, Minnesota District Judges Association; Member, Court Operations Advisory Workgroup; Member, Weighted Caseload Committee; Member, Guardian ad Litem Advisory Committee; Alternate Member, Board of Directors, Minnesota District Judges Association; Chair, Kanabec County Children's Justice Initiative Team; Chair, Bench of Pine, Isanti, Chisago and Kanabec Counties.