Planned maintenance will take place from 10:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m. on both Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20. During these times, and most court applications may be unavailable for up to 30 minutes. eFS will NOT be affected. Please plan ahead.
Judge Kathleen D. Sheehy

Hennepin County Courthouse
Fourth Judicial District
(612) 348-2040
Chambers Phone: (612) 348-4708
Reporter: (612) 596-2870 – for transcript requests only
Law Clerk: (612) 348-9734
Judicial Clerk: (612) 348-9778

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge Kathleen D. Sheehy


Appointed on July 16, 2012, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2014. Current term expires Jan. 2021.


J.D., magna cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School, 1984

B.A., University of Minnesota, 1978


Administrative Law Judge, Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings

Partner, Dorsey & Whitney

Community Activities:

Community Crime Prevention Block Club Leader, Minneapolis Police Department

Parent volunteer, Minneapolis Public Schools

Assignment History:

Criminal & Civil (Brookdale Division), 2/12/18 - present

Family, 3/2/15 - 2/1/18

Criminal, 7/16/12 - 2/27/15