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Judge Profile:

Judge Geoffrey W. Tenney


Wright County

Wright County Courthouse
Phone: (763) 682-7539

Appointed/Elected:

Appointed Nov. 6, 2008, by Governor Tim Pawlenty.  Elected in 2010.  Term expires Jan. 2017.

Education:

University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks, J.D., 1996

St. John’s University in Collegeville, B.A., 1993

Employment:

Self-employed attorney in Buffalo (1998-2008)

Buffalo city prosecutor (2005-2008)

Part-time Tenth Judicial District assistant Public Defender (1999-2004)

Tribal prosecutor, Spirit Lake Tribe in Fort Totten, North Dakota (1996-1998)

Interim Tribal prosecutor, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in Fort Yates, North Dakota (1996-1998)

Law clerk to First Judicial District Judge Thomas G. McCarthy in Sibley County (1996)

Professional Memberships:

Former member, Minnesota State Bar Association, and the

Former president, 18th District Bar Association

Professional and Community Activities:

Volunteer firefighter, Buffalo Fire Department