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Judge James Moore

Hennepin County Courthouse
Fourth Judicial District
(612) 348-2040
Chambers Phone: (612) 596-1018
Reporter: (612) 596-2870 – for transcript requests only
Law Clerk: (612) 596-1019
Judicial Clerk: (612) 596-1068

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge James Moore
Appointed/Elected:Appointed Jan. 7, 2013, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2014. Current term expires Jan. 2021.
Education:J.D., with honors, Hamline University School of Law, 1985
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1981
  • Litigation Manager, Civil Division, City of Minneapolis
  • Assistant City Attorney, Civil Divisions, Minneapolis and Bloomington

Professional and Community Activities:
  • Minnesota State Bar Association’s Civic Education Committee
  • Community member, Minnesota Internship Center School Board
  • Volunteer judge, Hamline University National Mock Trial Competition
  • Volunteer coach, youth basketball

Assignments:Juvenile, 7/2016 – Present 
Civil / Criminal, 12/30/13 – 6/2016

Civil Practice Pointers & Preferences