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Senior Judge Frank J. Kundrat
Senior Judge Frank J. Kundrat


Appointed Feb. 20, 2007, by Governor Tim Pawlenty. Elected in 2008 and 2014. Retired on June 5, 2020. Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from Sept. 9, 2020, to June 30, 2021.


Cleveland-Marshall Law College in Cleveland, Ohio; J.D.; 1976
Case Western Reserve University; B.A. (cum laude); 1973


Kundrat Law Office P.A., Saint Cloud, MN; Private practice; 1999-2006

City Attorney for Clear Lake, Clearwater, Dassel, Deerwood, and Ironton, as well as the attorney for numerous townships and other governmental entities; 1999-2006

Hall and Byers P.A., Saint Cloud, MN; Private practice; 1983-1999

City of Shaker Heights, Ohio; Chief Counsel (1981 to 1983); Assistant Director of Law (1978 to 1981); Assistant Prosecutor (1976 to 1978)

Professional Memberships:

Minnesota State Bar Association
Seventh District Bar Association
Stearns-Benton Bar Association
John E. Simonett Chapter of the American Inn of Court

Professional and Community Activities:

Contributing Editor to the legal treatise, "How Arbitration Works" (6th Ed. Rev., 2008)
St. Cloud State University, Adjunct Professor of Business Law
Presenter for numerous continuing legal education seminars
Minnesota Department of Human Rights, Volunteer Mediator
St. Cloud State University Mediation Center, Volunteer Trainer and Mediator
Central Minnesota Legal Services, Volunteer Legal Advisor
St. Cloud Catholic Diocese Tribunal, Volunteer Judge
Stearns County History Museum, Secretary and member of board of directors
Paramount Theatre Arts District, Legal Counsel and member of board of directors
St. Cloud Times, writing monthly opinion columns