Elected 1998, 2004, 2010, and 2016. Current terms expires Jan. 2023.
J.D., University of Minnesota, 1989
B.S., College of Agriculture, 1980
Assistant Attorney- Hennepin County, 1990-1998
Public Defender- Ramsey County, 1996
National Association of Women Judges
Minnesota District Judges Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Ramsey County Bar Association
Board of Directors- Criminal Defense, 1999-present
Judge Tilsen is currently co-hosting a Cable TV television program called "One & the Same." The program is televised throughout Ramsey County and parts of Washington and Dakota counties.
Lecturing and Teaching Experience:
Adjunct Professor- William Mitchell College of Law, 2001-2006