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Judge Ronald L. Abrams

Hennepin County Courthouse
Fourth Judicial District
(612) 348-2040

Chambers Phone: (612) 348-6252
Reporter: (612) 348-4556
Law Clerk: (612) 348-5054
Judicial Clerk: (612) 348-0101

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge Ronald L. Abrams

Contact Information:

Law Clerk: (612) 348-5054 (for court files ending in even numbers)
Judicial Clerk: (612) 348-0101 (for court files ending in odd numbers)


Appointed in 2006. Elected in 2008 and 2014. His current term expires in January 2021.


J.D., Harvard Law School, 1977
B.A., summa cum laude, University of Minnesota, 1974

Previous Employment:

State Representative, 1989-2006 (Speaker Pro Tempore 1999-2006)
MN House of Representatives Committee Administrator, 1985-86
Attorney and area manager, Group W. Cable Television in Minneapolis, 1980-1984
Attorney, Briggs and Morgan in St. Paul, 1977-1980

Assignment History:

Criminal & Civil, June 2009 - Present
Family, June 2007 - May 2009
Criminal, 2006 - May 2007

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