Senior Judge Bruce A. Peterson
Senior Judge Bruce A. Peterson
Appointed/Elected:
  • Appointed on April 26, 1999
  • Elected in 2000, 2006, 2012, and 2018
  • Retired on May 31, 2019.
  • Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from July 11, 2019, to June 30, 2021.

Education:J.D., Yale Law School, 1978
B.A., magna cum laude, Cornell University, 1972
 
Employment:
  • Hinshaw & Culberston, 1997
  • Popham, Haik, Schnobrich & Kaufman, 1987
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia, 1980
  • Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, 1979
  • Law Clerk, Minnesota Supreme Court, 1978

Professional Memberships
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Additional InformationAssignment History
  • Civil & Criminal, 7/2016 - 5/31/2019
  • Criminal, 3/4/13 - 6/2016
  • Civil & Criminal, 9/2009 - 3/1/13
  • Family, 7/2006 - 8/2009
  • Civil & Criminal, 3/2005 - 6/2006
  • Family, 1/2002 - 3/2005
  • Civil & Criminal, 3/2000-12/2001
  • Criminal, 4/1999-2/2000
Fourth Judicial District presiding judge of Family Court, July 2006-July 2008
 

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