Appointed May 31, 2007, by Governor Tim Pawlenty. Elected in 2008 and 2014. Disability retirement on Jan. 31, 2018.Education:
J.D., cum laude, St. Louis University School of Law, 1978
B.A., magna cum laude, St. John’s University in Collegeville, 1975Employment:
Judge, 1st Judicial District, 2007-Jan. 31, 2018; Carver County Attorney, 1987-2007; partner/associate attorney, Nicklaus, Monroe & Fahey, 1978-87Professional Memberships:
Minnesota State Bar Association; 8th District Bar Association (past president); Minnesota District Judges AssociationCommunity Activities:
Board of directors and past president, Carver County Historical Society; Chaska Rotary Club; Board of directors for the Arts Consortium of Carver County; Board of directors for Love INC (Love in the Name of Christ) of Eastern Carver County; Faith formation teacher at St. Nicholas Church in Carver; Member/board of directors and past president, J Club, St. John’s University alumni lettermen’s club; Tri-chair for the 2008 State Amateur Baseball Tournament in Chaska and Shakopee; Board of directors and vice-president, Chaska Cubs baseball team; Presenter at local high schools and Normandale Community College on the justice system; Presenter for the CASE (Communities Against Senior Exploitation) Partnership program for senior organizations and churches in the metro area; Host of the Stiftungsfestivities tailgate parties at all St. John’s University home football games in Collegeville; Writer for The Guillotine, Minnesota’s amateur wrestling newsmagazine; Board of directors, Stallions Wrestling Club, Chaska/Chanhassen; Past member of the board of directors of the Minnesota State High School League (1993-97, 2005-07); Attorney for the Minnesota Baseball Association board of directors, the governing body of amateur “town team” baseball in Minnesota (1988-2007).