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Judge Profile:

Senior Judge Charles A. Porter, Jr.
(retired 2011)


Hennepin County

Appointed/Elected:

Appointed to Municipal Court in 1980
Appointed to District Court in 1982
Elected in 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, and 2008.
Retired Aug. 8, 2011.

Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015.

Education:

  • M.A., University of St. Thomas, 1985
  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 1970
  • B.A., Lawrence University, 1967

Employment:

Private Practice, 1974-1980
U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate, 1970-1976
U.S. Navy Reserve, 1977-2003

Additional Information:

Assistant Presiding Judge - Criminal Division, 2006 - 2011

President - Minnesota District Judges Association, 2 year term beginning October 2007

Assignment History

  • Mental Health Court & Veterans Court
  • Civil & Criminal, 6/2003-8/2011
  • Family (Presiding Judge), 7/2000-5/2003
  • Civil & Criminal, 1/1997-6/2000
  • Juvenile (Presiding Judge 1/1995-12/1996), 7/1994-12/1996
  • Family (Presiding Judge), 7/1992-6/1994
  • Civil & Criminal, 9/1980-7/1992