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Judge Bruce A. Peterson


Hennepin County

Hennepin County Courthouse
Phone: (612)348-2040

Chambers Phone: 612-596-7126

Chambers Email: Email Chambers Staff

Appointed/Elected:

Appointed in 1999
Elected in 2000, 2006 and 2012
Current term expires Jan. 2019

Education:

J.D., Yale Law School, 1978
B.A., magna cum laude, Cornell University, 1972

Employment:

  • Hinshaw & Culberston, 1997
  • Popham, Haik, Schnobrich & Kaufman, 1987
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia, 1980
  • Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, 1979
  • Law Clerk, Minnesota Supreme Court, 1978

Professional Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Additional Information

Assignment History

  • Criminal, 3/4/13 - present
  • Civil & Criminal, 9/2009 – 3/1/13
  • Family, 7/2006-8/2009
  • Civil & Criminal, 3/2005-6/2006
  • Family, 1/2002-3/2005
  • Civil & Criminal, 3/2000-12/2001
  • Criminal, 4/1999-2/2000

Fourth Judicial District presiding judge of Family Court, July 2006-July 2008