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Judge Profile:

Senior Judge John J. Sommerville
(retired 2011)


Hennepin County

Appointed/Elected:

Appointed to Municipal Court in 1983
Became District Court Judge in 1986 - Unification of Bench
Elected in 1986, 1992, 1998, and 2004.
Retired on Feb. 10, 2011.

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

Education:

J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 1972
B.A., University of Minnesota, 1968

Employment:

Private Practice, 1974

Additional Information:

Assignment History

  • Felony Block, 3/2006-2/2011
  • Criminal, 2/2001-2/2006
  • Civil & Criminal, 11/1989-2/2001
  • Juvenile, 9/1988-10/1989
  • Criminal & Civil, 11/1983-7/1988