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Senior Judge James E. Broberg
(retired 2008)

Freeborn County


Appointed by Governor Arne Carlson in 1997. Elected in 2000 and 2006. Retired on June 1, 2008.

Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015.


J.D., University of Minnesota, 1965
B.A., University of Minnesota, 1963


Part time Public Defender 3rd Judicial District (1993-1997)
Attorney- Christian & Peterson, P.A. (Albert Lea, MN), 1968-1997
Attorney- Albert Lea City Attorney, 1969-1980
Assistant Attorney- Freeborn County Attorney, 1965-1968

Professional Activities:

Board of Directors- Minnesota State Bar Association, 1982-1985

Former President- Freeborn County Bar Association

Former President, Chair Ethics Committee- Tenth District Bar Association

Volunteer Attorney- Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, Family Farm Law Project, and Albert Lea Elks Lodge

President of Minnesota Municipal Attorneys Association

President of 10th District Bar Association

Community Activities:

President- Albert Lea Lions Club, 1992-1993
Lake Improvement Committee- Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce
Albert Lea Good Samaritan Center
City Charter Commission
Boy Scouts
United Way of Freeborn County
Albert Lea Community Theater
Albert Lea Civic Music Association
Harmony Juction Barbershop Chorus
Chairman of Legislative Committee of the Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce