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Judge Michael E. Burns

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

Law Clerk: (612) 543-3775

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge Michael E. Burns

Appointed/Elected:

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


Education:

J.D., Mitchell Hamline School of Law
M.A., Hamline University
B.A., Brown University in Rhode Island


Past Employment:

  • Assistant Hennepin County Attorney
  • Adjunct professor, Hamline University
  • Associate attorney, Halleland Lewis Nilan & Johnson, P.A.
  • Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Minnesota Attorney General
  • Probation officer, Hennepin County Community Corrections

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Race Director, Susan G. Komen of Minnesota Race for the Cure
  • Board member, Mitchell Hamline University School of Law Alumni Association
  • Member, Getting Word Project
  • Former board member, Minneapolis Civilian Review Authority

Assignment History:

  • Criminal- Nov. 1, 2016-present

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