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Judge Michael R. Savre


McLeod County

McLeod County Courthouse
Phone: (320) 864-5551

Appointed:

Appointed in April, 2004. Assumed office in May 2004. Elected in 2006 and 2012. Current term expires January 2019.

Education:

J.D., cum laude, University of Minnesota, 1981

B.A., cum laude, Luther College, 1977

Employment Background:

23 years in general practice as a Partner and former President of the Glencoe law firm of Gavin, Olson, Savre and Winters, Ltd. with an emphasis on litigation, civil law and family law (1981 – 2004)

22 years as City Attorney for the communities of Norwood and Norwood–Young America (1982 – 2004)

Bar Admissions:

Supreme Court of the State of Minnesota (1981).

Federal District Court, District of Minnesota (1981).

Other Public Service/Organizations:

Minnesota District Judges Association Board of Directors (2005 – present).

McLeod County Children’s Justice Initiative Committee and the McLeod County Correctional Advisory Board: Member (2004 – present).

First Judicial District Violence Coordinating Committee (2006 – 2010).

Eighth District Ethics Committee: Investigator (1996 - 2002).

Certified as both a Qualified Civil Law and Family Law Neutral by the Minnesota Supreme Court in 1994.

Minnesota State Bar Association, 8th District Bar Association, and McLeod County Bar Association:Member (1981 - present).

Community Activities:

Glencoe Area Hospital Ethics Committee (1996-2004).

McLeod County Parents Anonymous Board: Former Secretary/Treasurer and Board Member.

Glencoe Early Childhood/Family Education Advisory Committee: Former Board Member.

MN State Bar Association Mock Trial Competition: Judge (1982 – present); Team Coach (1992 and 1993).

Christ Lutheran Church Former Council President and Council Member, Sunday School Superintendent, and Sunday School instructor.

Glencoe Country Club: Former President and Board Member.

Minnesota State High School League: Former Football Official.

Former Jaycee’s youth football coach, Community Education golf instructor, boy’s basketball coach, and girl’s basketball coach.

Family:

Married with two adult children.