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Judge Thomas D. Hayes

Sherburne County

Sherburne County Courthouse
Phone: (763) 765-4600


Appointed September 29, 1995; elected 1996; re-elected 2002, 2008, and 2014. Current term expires Jan. 2021.


Concordia College-Moorhead, 1973, B.A., magna cum laude.

University of Minnesota School of Law, 1976, J.D.

National Judicial College at the University of Nevada, Reno, 1996, General Jurisdiction Course


Law Department, Lutheran Brotherhood, 1975-1977

Private practice, 1977-1990

Assistant public defender, 1988-1990

Sherburne County Attorney, elected 1990; re-elected 1994, served 1991-1995

Professional Status:

Admitted to practice before the courts of:

  • State of Minnesota
  • United States District Court for the State of Minnesota
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court


  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Anoka County Bar Association
  • Eighteenth District Bar Association
  • Minnesota District Judges Association
  • American Judicature Society