Senior Judge Mary E. Hannon
Senior Judge Mary E. Hannon


Appointed by Governor Jesse Ventura on Aug. 26, 2002.  Elected in 2004, 2010, 2016. Retired on Nov. 13, 2020. Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from June 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023.


University of Minnesota Law School: Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1986
College of St. Thomas: Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 1982

Employment Background:

Assistant Hennepin County Attorney- (Community Services Division; CornerHouse Attorney; Adult Prosecution Division; Juvenile Prosecution Division), 1987-2002

Law Clerk- Hennepin County Attorney's Office, 1984-1987

Bar Admissions:

Minnesota Supreme Court, 1986

Professional Memberships and Organizations:

Minnesota District Judges Association, 2002-present, Board of Directors Member 2008-2014

Supreme Court Advisory Committee- Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure, 2005-2014

Minnesota Women Lawyers, 2010-present

Washington County Bar Association, 2006-present

Community Organizations:

Washington County Community Corrections Advisory Board, multiple terms, 2005-present

Washington County Guardian Ad Litem Advisory Board, 2003-present

Washington County Community Services Advisory Committee, multiple terms, 2003- present

Personal Information:

Judge Hannon was born in 1960, was raised in Maplewood, Minnesota, and since 1984 has resided in the Stillwater area with her husband, Paul Hannon and their three daughters.