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Judge Kathryn L. Quaintance

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

4thJudgeQuaintanceChambers@courts.state.mn.us
Chambers Phone: (612) 348-5067
Reporter: (612) 596-2870 – for transcript requests only
Law Clerk: (612) 596-7738
Judicial Clerk: (612) 348-5067

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge Kathryn L. Quaintance
Appointed/Elected:

Appointed on Dec. 12, 2000 
Elected in 2002, 2008, and 2014.

Her current term expires in January 2021.


Education:

J.D., Rutgers Law School, 1986
B.A., Smith College, 1977


Employment:
  • Deputy Hennepin County Attorney, 1999
  • Senior Hennepin County Attorney, Domestic Violence Unit, 1996
  • Hennepin County Attorney Office - Criminal Trials, 1990
  • Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, 1986

Additional Information:

Assignment History

  • Criminal, 3/2013-present
  • Juvenile Court Presiding Judge, 11/2008-2/2013
  • Juvenile, 7/2008-10/2008
  • Felony Block, 3/2006-6/2008
  • Juvenile, 1/2003-2/2006
  • Criminal, 12/2000-12/2000

Judicial Activity

  • Chair of the Fourth Judicial District committees on judicial education and mentoring of new judges
  • Representative to the Fourth Judicial District Executive Committee
  • Training Minnesota judges through Minnesota Supreme Court Judicial Education
  • Instructor with the National Judicial College
  • Past chair of the Hennepin County Fatality Review Project
  • Past co-chair of the Hennepin County Bar Association's Juvenile Law Section, 2004
  • Past chair of the multi-disciplinary committee on juvenile mental health issues