Judge Juan G. Hoyos

Juvenile Justice Center
Fourth Judicial District
(612) 348-4822

4thJudgeHoyosChambers@courts.state.mn.us
Chambers Phone: (612) 596-0836
Reporter: (612) 596-2870 – for transcript requests only
Law Clerk: (612) 596-0836
Judicial Clerk: (612) 596-0904

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge Juan G. Hoyos

Appointed/Elected:

Appointed by Governor Mark Dayton on Sept. 8, 2014. Elected in 2016. Current term expires Jan. 2023. 

Education:

Judge Hoyos earned his law degree from the William Mitchell College of Law and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He also graduated from Robbinsdale Cooper High School.

Past Employment:

Judge Hoyos has a broad background as both a criminal prosecutor and defense attorney. Most recently, he served as a prosecutor in Ramsey County where he handled felony cases, focusing primarily on violent crimes. Before that, he spent nearly 15 years as a public defender. During his career, Judge Hoyos tried more than 100 felony jury trials. 

Assignment:

  • Juvenile: March 6, 2017-Present
  • Felony Criminal Block: February 2015-March 5, 2017
  • Downtown Criminal Team: September 2014-February 2015

Professional Activities:

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Board member, Minnesota Board of Law Examiners
  • Professor, University of St. Thomas School of Law
  • Member, Hennepin County District Court Executive Committee
  • Member, Hennepin County Domestic Violence Court Steering Committee
  • Member, American Bar Association’s House of Delegates
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member and former co-chair, Minnesota State Bar Association’s Public Law Council
  • Member and former president, Warren Burger Inn of Court
  • Member and former president, Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association’s Judicial Division
  • Member, American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Gun Violence
  • Mentor to law students, University of St. Thomas School of Law
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member and former president, Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Former bar exam grader, Minnesota Supreme Court, Board of Law Examiners
  • Panelist and author, various continuing legal education programs
  • Former board member, Minnesota State Bar Foundation
  • Former co-chair, Ramsey County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Former chair, Board of Directors, Resource Center of the Americas
  • Former vice chair, Board of Directors, Centro Legal