Judge Marta M. Chou

Hennepin County Courthouse
Fourth Judicial District
(612) 348-2040

Chambers Phone: (612) 543-1797
Reporter: (612) 596-2870 – for transcript requests only
Law Clerk: (612) 543-1798
Judicial Clerk: (612) 543-1799

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge Marta M. Chou
Appointed/Elected:Appointment by Governor Mark Dayton: February 3, 2014. Elected in 2016. 
Expiration: January 2023.
Education:B.A., cum laude, James Madison College and Honors College at Michigan State University, 1999.
J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 2003.
Employment:Barnes & Thornburg L.L.P., 2011-2014.
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P., 2003-2011.
Professional Memberships:
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association (and committees)
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota District Judges Association
  • Member, Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Founding board member and Co-Chair of the Professional Development Committee, Minnesota Mother Attorneys Association
  • Board Member and Member of Nominations Committee, Hennepin County Bar Foundation
  • Member, Budget and Finance Committee – Fourth Judicial District, July 2016-Present
  • Member, Court Leadership Training Workgroup – Fourth Judicial District, 2014-Present

Professional and Community Activities:Board Member, COMPAS

Problem-Solving Courts (Model Drug Court, G.I.F.T., and H.O.M.E.S.), July 2016-Present
Criminal, February 2014-June 2016

Civil Practice Pointers & Preferences