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Judge James A. Fabian

Houston County

Houston County Courthouse
Phone: (507) 725-5806


Appointed by Governor Jesse Ventura in 1999. Elected in 2002, 2008, and 2014. Current term expires Jan. 2021.


J.D., Hamline University School of Law, 1980
B.S.S., St. Mary's College (Winona), 1977


Attorney- Houston County, 1988-1999
Attorney- Ryan & VanDer Heyden (St. Charles, MN), 1984-1988
Assistant Attorney- Winona County, 1981-1984
Attorney- Private Practice (Houston, MN), 1980

Military Service:

US Army, Sgt. E-5., 1965-1967

Lecturing and Teaching Experience:

Instructor (Criminal Law and Legal Writing)- Winona State University, Part-time 1984-1988