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Senior Judge Marybeth Dorn
(retired 2012)

Ramsey County


Appointed in July 2002 by Governor Jesse Ventura.  Elected in 2004 and 2010.  Retired Oct. 5, 2012.

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


Judge- Ramsey County District Court, 2002-2012
Referee (Family Court Division)- Hennepin County District Court, 1987-2002
Partner- Pepin, Dayton, Herman, Graham and Getts, 1982-1987
Partner- Sutcliffe and Swanson, 1978-1982
Law Clerk- Hennepin County District Court, 1977-1978

Community Activities:

Board Member- Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Trainer- Hennepin County DASC Volunteer Program
Former Hennepin County Family Court Guardian ad Litem
Former volunteer- Chrysalis
Former volunteer- Hennepin County Bar (Association Family Court Settlement Program)

Lecturing and Teaching Experience:

Judge Dorn has taught several courses on family law and courtroom procedures and processes.