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Judge Thomas William Bibus

Goodhue County

Goodhue County Courthouse
Phone: (651) 267-4800


Appointed July 10, 2000.  Elected in 2002, 2008, and 2014. Current term expires Jan. 2021.


J.D., Hamline University School of Law, 1979

M.B.A., Management, University of Saint Thomas, 1978

B.A., University of Minnesota, 1970


Deputy Chief Public Defender, First Judicial District, 1998-2000

Assistant Public Defender, First Judicial District, 1994-1998

Attorney in Private Practice, Bibus and Larson, 1987-1994

Part Time Public Defender and Attorney in Private Practice; O’Connell, Hopper, Stacey and Bibus; 1984-1987

Assistant Dakota County Attorney, 1980-1984

Additional Information:

Judge Bibus is the lead judge in Goodhue County for the Minnesota Supreme Court’s Children’s Justice Initiative.  He is also a member of the First Judicial District Executive Committee.  Since 2002 he has served on the State Court Advisory Committee’s Tribal Court State Court Forum.