Planned maintenance will take place from 10:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m. on both Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20. During these times, and most court applications may be unavailable for up to 30 minutes. eFS will NOT be affected. Please plan ahead.
Referee Dean Maus


2010, Hennepin County Probate/Mental Health Division


J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, 1984

B.S., Moorhead State University, 1975

Bar Admissions:

Supreme Court of the State of Minnesota, 1984

U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1985

Legal Experience:

Ramsey County Probate Court Manager and Judicial Referee, 2000-2010

Ramsey County Probate Court Manager, 1995-2000

Attorney in private practice (1984-1995) with significant experience involving estate planning, probate, trust, guardianship, and conservatorship proceedings.

Experience in both civil litigation and criminal defense.

Community Activities:

Former school board member

Served on the boards of several non-profit corporations

Volunteer activities with several community, school, and other non-profit organizations

Frequent speaker for community and professional groups on legal topics including guardianship and conservatorship, estate planning, probate, and trusts