Senior Judge Robert A. Awsumb
Senior Judge Robert A. Awsumb


Appointment announced Oct. 3, 2005, by Governor Tim Pawlenty. Elected in 2006, 2012, and 2018. Retired on May 6, 2022. Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2025.


J.D., magna cum laude, William Mitchell College of Law, 1986
B.A., University of Minnesota, 1982


Prior to being appointment to his current position, Judge Awsumb served as a private mediator and arbitrator in hundreds of civil disputes. He was also an attorney practicing in the areas of civil and commercial litigation from 1986 until 2005. From 1998 through 2005, Judge Awsumb was Chief Manager of R. A. Awsumb & Associates, PLC in St. Paul. From 1991 through 1998 he was Founding Partner and attorney at Rambow & Awsumb, P.A. in Bloomington. He was an associate attorney at Rider, Bennett, Egan & Arundel in Minneapolis from 1986 through 1991.

Professional Memberships:

Minnesota State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Board of Directors- Ramsey County Bar Association

American Judicature Society

Volunteer Lawyers Network, Ltd.

Board of Directors- Hennepin County Bar Association, 1989-1993

Supreme Court of Minnesota, Board of Legal Certification
Board Chair, 2002-2004
Board Member, 1999-2004

Community Activities:

Trustee- Friends of the St. Paul Public Library

Volunteer- Greater Twin Cities United Way

Member- Northern Star Council of the Boy Scouts of America

Volunteer Reader- Randolph Heights Elementary School, 2000-2001

Member and Executive Committee Chair- Legislative Awareness Randolph Heights School PTA, 2002-2003

Member and Board of Directors- Child Haven, Inc., St. Paul, MN--Non-profit community daycare provider, 1996-98

Lecturing and Teaching Experience:

Since 1993, Judge Awsumb has been an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law.