Chief Judge Michael J. Thompson
Appointed/Elected:

Appointment by Governor Tim Pawlenty on Dec. 6, 2005. Elected in 2008 and 2014. Current term expires Jan. 2021.


Education:

J.D., cum laude, William Mitchell College of Law, 1980
B.A., Journalism, University of Montana, 1976


Employment:

Judge- Eighth Judicial District Court; Dec. 3, 2005-present
County Attorney- Meeker County, 1990-2005
Assistant County Attorney- Meeker County, 1986-1990
Solo Practitioner- 1983-1986
Attorney- White & Thompson, 1982
Attorney- White Law Office, 1981


Professional Memberships:

Minnesota State Bar Association
Member/Past President- 12th District Bar Association
Former Member/Board of Directors- Minnesota County Attorney's Association
Board of Directors- Meeker County Law Library


Community Activities:

Retired: Litchfield Rescue Squad (24 years)
President and Board of Directors- Litchfield Baseball Association
Former coach- Litchfield Legion Baseball