Judge Lawrence F. Clark


Elected 2010 and 2016.  Current term expires Jan. 2023.


William Mitchell College of Law (1980)

University of Minnesota (B.A. in political science, 1975)

Owatonna High School (1970)


Dakota County Attorney’s Office, 1989-2010

Private practice in Red Wing, Minnesota and Ellsworth, Wisconsin, 1980-1989

Teaching and Mentoring:

Annual training for Sexual Assault Advocates

Training for new Dakota County Correctional Deputies

Police Report Writing and Preparing to Testify

Preparing Medical Experts to Testify

Attorney Mentor, William Mitchell College of Law and Dakota County Technical College

Mock Trial Judge for law school, college, and high school levels

Dakota County Peer Court Facilitator

Courtrooms to Classrooms volunteer

Professional and Community Activities:

Minnesota State Bar Association

Dakota County Bar Association

League of Minnesota Human Rights Commissions (President 2004-2006)

Red Wing Human Rights Commission (2000-2006)

Moderator, series of community forums on human rights issues

Board of Directors, Red Wing Girl’s Softball Association

Board of Directors, Red Wing Summer Playhouse Theater

Cantor and music ministry, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church


Married 37 years

Three adult daughters, one grandchild