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Assistant Chief Judge Gary J. Pagliaccetti

St. Louis County

St. Louis County-Virginia Courthouse
Phone: (218) 749-7106


Appointed by Governor Rudy Perpich in 1989. Elected 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008, and 2014. Current term expires Jan. 2021.


J.D., cum laude, Hamline University School of Law, 1979
B.A., St. John's University (Collegeville, MN), 1976


Assistant Public Defender- Sixth Judicial District, 1987-1989

Private Practice- 1983-1989

Staff Attorney- St. Louis County Attorneys Office
(Juvenile, Welfare, and Criminal Divisions), 1980-1983

Professional Memberships:

Minnesota State Bar Association
Range Bar Association

Professional Activities:

Chief Judge- Sixth Judicial District Court, 2000-2004
Assistant Chief Judge- Sixth Judicial District Court, 1996-2000 and 2012-present
Vice Chair of the Conference of Chief Judges, 1998-2002
Special Congressional Legislative Redistricting Panel, 2001-2002
Advisory Committee on General Rules of Practice, 2001-2006
Judicial Governance Transformation Workgroup, 2004
Board on Judicial Standards, 2002-Present

Lecturing and Teaching Experience:

Instructor- Mesabi Community College

Awards and Honors:

Minnesota Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates Judge of the Year, 2007

Hamline University School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award, 2005

"Silver Gavel Honor Society," Hamline University School of Law

Minnesota District Judges Association Service Award, 2004