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Chief Judge John C. Hoffman


Washington County

Washington County Courthouse
Phone: (651) 430-6263

Education:

William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
Juris Doctor, cum laude, June, 1982

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
B.S. Business Administration, With Distinction, June, 1977

Princeton High School, Princeton, Minnesota
With Honors, May, 1973

Work History:

District Court Judge, State of Minnesota - September 1997 to Present
Appointed September 16, 1997; Elected 1998, 2004, and 2010.  Current term expires Jan. 2017. 

Partner, Terpstra, Black, Brandell & Hoffman -  January 1992 to September 1997  
     
Mille Lacs County Attorney - July 1985 to January 1992  
Appointed July, 1985; Elected November 1986 and 1990

Partner, Hoffman & Hoffman - 1982 to July 1985
   
Law Clerk, Best & Flanagan - January 1981 to  July 1982    

Law Clerk, Dorsey & Whitney - February 1980 to   January 1981  

Law Clerk, Hoke, Roehrdanz, Bigelow & Chamberlain -  October 1979 to  January 1980 

Professional Organizations:

Minnesota Judicial Council, 2012-Present

Chief Judge, Tenth Judicial District, January 25, 2012-Present

Assistant Chief Judge, Tenth Judicial District, July 1, 2008-2012

Minnesota District Judges Association, 1997-Present

Board Member, Minnesota District Judges Association, 2006-Present

Treasurer, Minnesota District Judges Association, 2007-Present

Treasurer, Minnesota District Judges Foundation, 2008-Present

Chair, Anoka County District Court Bench, 2006-2008

Chair, Tenth Judicial District Child Support Magistrates, 2000-2010

Chair, Labor/Management Committee, Tenth Judicial District, 2004-Present

Administrative Committee, Tenth Judicial District, 2001-2004 (Chair, 2010-2012)

Judicial Resources Committee, Tenth Judicial District, 2001-2004 and 2010-Present

Minnesota State Bar Association, 1982-Present (Professionalism Committee, 2001-2012)

Anoka County Bar Association, 1997-Present

Mille Lacs County Bar Association, 1982-1997

18th District Bar Association, 1992-Present

Washington County Bar Association 2012-Present

Minnesota County Attorneys Association, 1985-1992

     Director, 1989-1992

     Legislative Committee, 1988-1992

     Education Committee, 1990-1992

National District Attorneys Association, 1989-1992

Central Minnesota Volunteer Attorney Program, 1982-1985 and 1992-1997

Mille Lacs County Peace Officers Association, 1987-1992

Civic and Volunteer Organizations:

City of Princeton
     City Council Member, Elected November 1994- September 1997
     Economic Development Agency, January, 1995- September 1997
     Planning Commission, February 1994 - December 1994
     Airport Commission, 1986-88, Chair 1988
Elk River Chamber of Commerce, 1992 - 1997
People's Bank of Commerce, Cambridge, Mn.
     Director, 1985 - 1997
     Audit Committee, 1993 - 1997
Princeton Public Schools
     Multicultural and Gender Fair Curriculum Committee, 1992 - 1997
     School Facilities Task Force, Co-Chair, North Elementary, 1990
Trinity Episcopal Church, Elk River
     Vestry Member, 1988-1991; 2004-Present
     Senior Warden, 1990 and 1991
Director and Secretary, Rum River Golf Club Board, 1985 - 1991
Ducks Unlimited, Princeton Chapter, Local Committee, 1985-1989