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 Charlene W. Hatcher


Appointed July 1, 2016, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2018. Current term expires Jan. 2025.


J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
B.A.S., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Past Employment:

  • Chief Civil Deputy Hennepin County Attorney
  • Managing attorney, Human Services Division, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office
  • Assistant county attorney, Civil Division, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office
  • Associate counsel, H.B. Fuller Company
  • Special assistant Attorney General, Office of the Minnesota Attorney General
  • Business litigation associate, Robins Kaplan LLP.

Past Activities:

Volunteer, Simpson’s Women’s Shelter
Medical mission team member, Cairo, Egypt
Volunteer, Service Information Center
Sunday school teacher, Substance Church

Assignment History:

Family - February 12, 2018 to present
Criminal - July 1, 2016, to February 11, 2018