Judge Francis Magill

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

4thJudgeMagillStaff@courts.state.mn.us
Chambers Phone: (612) 348-0340
Reporter: (612) 596-2870 – for transcript requests only
Law Clerk: (612) 348-0340
Judicial Clerk: (612) 348-8167

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge Francis Magill

Appointed/Elected:

Appointed by Governor Tim Pawlenty on July 6, 2010. Elected in 2012. Current term expires Jan. 2019.

Education:

J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law School in Washington, D.C., 1985

B.S., magna cum laude, Georgetown University, 1981

Employment:

United States Attorney’s Office, District of Minnesota, 1990-2010

  • Counsel to the United States Attorney, Aug. 2009-2010
  • United States Attorney, 2008-Aug. 2009 (appointed by the Attorney General of the U.S. and the U.S. District Court)
  • First Assistant United States Attorney, 2007-2008
  • Chief, Economic Crimes Section, 1998-2007
  • Line Assistant United States Attorney, 1990-1998

Civil litigation associate, Dorsey and Whitney law firm in Minneapolis, 1985-1990

Professional Memberships:

Federal Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Professional and Community Activities:

Volunteer, Georgetown University Alumni Admissions Program

Speaker, numerous continuing legal education seminars and community events

Guest instructor, Twin Cities law schools

Assignment History:

Civil/Criminal, 8/11/2014-Present

Juvenile Court, 6/2011-8/8/2014

Criminal Court, 5/2010-5/2011

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