Appointed/Elected:Appointed on Mar. 26, 2013, by Governor Mark Dayton, effective June 3, 2013. Elected in 2014. Current term expires Jan. 2021.
Education:J.D. cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1979.
B.A. summa cum laude, Augustana College, 1976.
Employment:Law Clerk to the Hon. Harry MacLaughlin, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1979-81.
Issues Aide and Executive Assistant to the Hon. Walter Mondale, 1983-1984.
United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota, 1994-1998.
Private Practice, 1981-1983, 1984-1994, 1998-2013.
Last Position:Officer/Shareholder, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., Minneapolis, 2002-2013.
Professional Memberships:Minnesota State Bar Association: Governing Council, Civil Litigation Section, 1987-1990; Author's Award, 1990; Founding Chair, Construction Law Section, 1989-1991; Advisory Committee, Mock Trial Program, 2012-present.
Honors:Outstanding Alumnus Award, Augustana College, 2006.
Minnesota Lawyer Attorney of the Year, 2009.
Honorary Fellow, American College of Construction Lawyers, 2016.
Honorary Degree, Doctor of Laws, Augustana University, 2019.