Planned maintenance will take place from 10:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m. on both Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20. During these times, and most court applications may be unavailable for up to 30 minutes. eFS will NOT be affected. Please plan ahead.
Judge Shawn M. Moynihan

Appointed June 14, 2007, by Governor Tim Pawlenty. Elected in 2008 and 2014. Current term expires Jan. 2021.


William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1982; University of Minnesota, B.A., 1977


Judge, 1st Judicial District, 2007-present; partner, Fluegel & Moynihan, 1992-2007; associate attorney, Hertogs, Fluegel, Sieben, Polk, Jones & Laverdiere, 1982-92

Also served as the Hastings City Attorney and prosecutor for the city of Rosemount

Professional Memberships:

American Bar Association; Minnesota State Bar Association; Dakota County Bar Association

Community Activities:

gBoy Scout Troop Leader, Pack 92 in Hastings; funeral mass server, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church; volunteer speaker, Hastings Police Explorers program, Hastings High School, Hastings Crime Free Multi-Housing Program; former coach, Hastings Youth Athletics Association; former member, Dakota County Domestic Abuse Task Force, Hastings Crime Prevention Committee, Hastings Community Access Corporation Board of Directors, United Way of Hastings