Judge Timothy J. Looby
Appointed/Elected:Appointed Oct. 17, 2014, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2016. Current term expires Jan. 2023.
Education:J.D., University of Minnesota Law School
B.S., Bemidji State University
Past Employment:Partner, Melchert Hubert Sjodin, P.L.L.P.
Professional Activities:
  • Admitted to practice, Minnesota Supreme Court, 1982; United States District Court, 1986; United States Supreme Court, 1995
  • Judicial Member, State Alternative Dispute Resolution Ethics Board, 2016-present
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association (Family Law Section), 8th District Bar Association (past president), Dakota County Bar Association
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Member, Board of Examiners, Facilitator, Divorce Camp Conference
  • Member, Sibley County Children’s Justice Initiative Committee, Corrections Advisory Board, Domestic Violence Task Force, Early Case Management Committee, Courthouse Security Committee, Calendaring Committee
  • Member, Planning Committees, Minnesota Annual Conference of Judges, Family Law Institute; Faculty, Family Law Institute
  • Coach and Judge, Minnesota State Bar Association High School Mock Trial Program
  • Past “Super Lawyer” designee, Minnesota Law and Politics magazine

Community Activities:
  • Member, Waconia Lions Club (past president); Team Captain, Relay for Life team
  • Committee Member, Church Choir and Quartet Member, Reader, and Communion Assistant, Faith Lutheran Church, Waconia, MN
  • Past Board Member, Community Foundation for Carver County, School District No. 110 Foundation
  • Past Sponsor, Host Family and Speaker, Rotary Youth Exchange program and Children’s Program for Northern Ireland
  • Past Volunteer in many capacities as coach, chaperone, photographer, speaker, etc. in Waconia Public Schools
  • Golden Apple Award recipient, Waconia Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Little House Concert Consortium

Additional Information:Married since 1980 to Evelyn Ayers
Three daughters: Maureen, Bridget, and Anna