Judge Laurie J. Miller

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

4thJudgeMillerChambers@courts.state.mn.us
Chambers Phone: (612) 543-0861
Reporter: (612) 596-2870 – for transcript requests only
Law Clerk: (612) 543-0861
Judicial Clerk: (612) 543-1092

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge Laurie J. Miller

Appointed/Elected: 

Appointed April 7, 2008, by Governor Tim Pawlenty.  Elected in 2010 and 2016.

Education:

J.D., Yale Law School, 1981

A.B., Stanford University, with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, 1978

Employment:

Attorney and shareholder, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1989-2008

Associate attorney; Dunlap, Keith, Finseth, Berndt, & Sandberg; Rochester, Minnesota; 1986-89

Associate attorney; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; San Francisco, California; 1983-86

Staff law clerk assigned to Judges Myron H. Bright and Richard S. Arnold, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, St. Louis, Missouri, 1981-83

Professional Memberships:

Bar admissions: 

  • Minnesota (1981)
  • California (1983)
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals (1983)
  • Northern District of California (1984)
  • Eastern District of California (1985)
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (1986)
  • District of Minnesota (1987)
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin (1989)
  • Central District of Illinois (1992)
  • United States Supreme Court (1993)

Member of American Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, Hennepin County Bar Association

Professional and Community Activities:

Board of Directors, Housing Preservation Project, 1999-2008

Volunteer, Children’s Law Center of Minnesota, 1998-2008

Assignment History:

Civil & Criminal, 5/2013 - Present

Criminal, 6/29/12 - 4/2013

Family Court, 3/09 - 6/28/12

Criminal, 2/08-2/09