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Judge Profile:

Senior Judge William R. Howard
(retired 2013)


Hennepin County

Appointed/Elected:

Appointed in 1990.

Elected in 1992, 1998, 2004, and 2010.

Retired Nov. 15, 2013.

Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from Nov. 18, 2013, to June 30, 2015.

Education:

J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 1971
B.A., University of Minnesota, 1969

Employment:

Division Manager, Labor Law, Assistant Attorney General, 1989
Manager, Workers’ Compensation, Asst. Attorney General, 1984
Special Assistant Attorney General, 1971

Additional Information:

Assignment History

  • Criminal, 5/2013-11/2013
  • Civil Block & Criminal, 1/2006-5/5/2013
  • Criminal (Drug Court), 6/2000-12/2005 (Presiding Judge 2003-04)
  • Civil Block & Criminal, 1/1997-5/2000
  • Family, 1/1994-12/1996 (Presiding Judge 7/1993 to 12/1996)
  • Civil Block & Criminal, 1/1991-12/1993
  • Criminal, 7/1990-12/1990

Professional Memberships:

Hennepin County Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Minnesota District Judges Association

Judicial Activities:

Fourth Judicial District Executive Committee