Judge Patrick D. Robben

Family Justice Center
Fourth Judicial District
(612) 348-6734

4thJudgeRobbenChambers@courts.state.mn.us
Chambers Phone: (612) 348-0198
Reporter: (612) 596-2870 – for transcript requests only
Law Clerk: (612) 348-0172
Judicial Clerk: (612) 348-0198

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge Patrick D. Robben

Appointed/Elected:

Appointed by Governor Tim Pawlenty on Dec. 30, 2010.  Elected in 2012. Current term expires Jan. 2019.

Education:

  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School, 1998
  • B.A. in political science, cum laude, Kansas State University, 1995

Employment:

  • General Counsel to Governor Tim Pawlenty, 2009-10
  • Associate attorney, Morrison Fenske & Sund, P.A., 2007-09
  • Attorney & partner, Rider Bennett, LLP, 2005-07
  • Associate attorney, Rider Bennett, LLP, 2000-05
  • Associate attorney, Briggs & Morgan, P.A., 1999-2000
  • Law clerk to Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Joan Ericksen Lancaster, 1998-99

Professional Memberships:

  • Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Ethics Board
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Law Library Board of Trustees
  • Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court
  • Former board member, Minnesota District Judges Association
  • Former member, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Former member, Federal Bar Association
  • Former member, Defense Research Institute

Professional and Community Activities:

Assignment History:

  • Family, Dec. 2011 - Present
  • Criminal, Dec. 2010 - Nov. 2011