Appointed by Governor Arne Carlson in 1997. Elected in 1998, 2004, and 2010.
Retired Dec. 31, 2012.
Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from Jan. 1, 2013, to June 30, 2013.
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, 1968
B.A., St. John's University (Collegeville, MN), 1964
Attorney- Hoolihan & Neils (St. Cloud, MN), 1968-1997
American Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Stearns-Benton County Bar Association
Supervising Attorney, Minnesota Board of Professional Responsibility, 1994-1997
President- Minnesota District Judges Association, 2005-2007
Member Judicial Council, 2005-2007
Former Chair- Finance Committee, 7th Judicial District
Chair- Minnesota Judicial College
Regional Advisory Board- Minnesota Public Radio
Board of Directors- Junior Achievement
Selection Advisory Committee- Minnesota State University System, 1991
Granite City Rotary
St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce
District 742 School Board
St. Cloud Charter Commission
Downtown Association of St. Cloud
Founding Member- St. Cloud Area Leadership Program
Lecturing and Teaching Experience:
In addition to being an instructor of "Aviation Law" at St. Cloud State University, Judge Hoolihan has been a presenter at national conferences on Judicial Stress, Professionalism, and Emotional Intelligence. Judge Hoolihan also teaches at "New Judges Orientation."
Awards and Honors:
"Small Business Advocate of the Year," St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce, 1995