Referee Dean Maus

Hennepin County Courthouse
Fourth Judicial District
(612) 348-2040

Chambers Phone: 612-348-8610

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

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