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Associate Justice David L. Lillehaug

Minnesota Judicial Center
Supreme Court
(651) 297-7650

Associate Justice David L. Lillehaug
Biography
First Day on the Court
The Weight of the Robe
The Courtroom
Advice for Advocates Appearing Before the Court

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.

Hall of Fame, Sioux Falls Washington High School, 2012.

Honorary Fellow, American College of Construction Lawyers, 2016