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Judge Michelle A. Hatcher


Appointed Jan. 18, 2019, by Governor Mark Dayton. Current terms expires Jan. 2021.


J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
B.A., University of Windsor

Past Employment:

  • Senior Assistant Hennepin County Attorney
  • Criminal prosecutor, Office of the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney
  • Assistant Hennepin County Attorney
  • Litigation associate, Rider Bennet, L.L.P.
  • Assistant Scott County Attorney
  • Judicial law clerk, Honorable Mary Steenson-Dufrene

Professional Activities:

Current member and former Secretary, Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers