Senior Judge Kurt J. Marben
Senior Judge Kurt J. Marben

Appointed on Dec. 27, 2000, by Governor Jesse Ventura. Elected in 2002, 2008, and 2014. Retired on Aug. 9, 2019. Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from Sept. 16, 2019, to June 30, 2021.


J.D., University of Minnesota, 1977
B.S., Bemidji State College, 1974


Attorney- Charlson, Marben & Jorgenson, P.A., and predecessors (Thief River Falls, MN), 1977-2000

Professional Memberships:

Minnesota State Bar Association, certified Civil Trial Specialist

Professional Activities:

Chief Judge of the Ninth Judicial District 2009-2015
2009 Outstanding Service to the Community Award from the Minnesota District Judges Association
2010 Minnesota Trial Judge of the Year Award from the American Board of Trial Advocates
Former member of the Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on the General Rules of Practice