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Judge Profile:

Senior Judge Mary S. DuFresne
(retired 2014)


Hennepin County

Appointed/Elected:

Elected in 1996, 2002, and 2008.

Retired on Mar. 4, 2014.

Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from Mar. 5, 2014, to June 30, 2015.

Education:

J.D., cum laude, William Mitchell College of Law, 1979
B.S., University of Wisconsin, 1967

Employment

Attorney, Bassford, Lockhart, Truesdell & Briggs, P.A., 1983-1996
Assistant State Public Defender, 1979-1983

Professional Memberships:

Minnesota District Judges Association

Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court, 1993-2005 (President, 1999-2000)

Certified Trial Attorneys Association, 1995-2002

Additional Information:

Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota Bar Association, August 1, 1995

Adjunct Faculty, William Mitchell College of Law, 1980-1983

Presenter at numerous Continuing Legal Education seminars

Judicial Activities

Member, Domestic Violence Court Team

Assignment History

  • Civil & Criminal, 2/2008-3/2014 (Asst. Presiding Judge Civil, July 2008-Mar. 2014)
  • Family, 1/2006-1/2008
  • Civil & Criminal, 6/2000-12/2005
  • Family, 1/1998-5/2000, (Presiding Judge 1999-2000)
  • Criminal, 1/1997-12/1997