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.
Referee Michael Lien

Hennepin County Courthouse
Fourth Judicial District
(612) 348-2040
Chambers Phone: (612) 348-7677
Reporter: (612) 596-2870 – for transcript requests only
Law Clerk: (612) 348-6018

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Referee Michael Lien


July 1, 2014, Hennepin County Probate/Mental Health Division


J.D., William Mitchell College of Law – St. Paul, MN, 1983
B.A., magna cum laude, Concordia College - Moorhead, MN, 1979

Bar Admissions:

Supreme Court of the State of Minnesota, 1983
Supreme Court of the State of Wisconsin, 1990

Legal Employment:

Michael W. Lien, Attorney at Law – Duluth, MN, 2008-2014
Stauber & Lien – Duluth, MN, 1983-2008