Senior Judge Thomas W. Pugh
Senior Judge Thomas W. Pugh


Appointed Dec. 14, 2011, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2014. Retired on Aug. 30, 2019. Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2025.


J.D., cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School

B.A., with honors, Dartmouth College


Attorney with Rogosheske, Sieben, Atkins & Pugh, Ltd. (civil, criminal, family law, regulatory, and probate)

Minority Leader, Minnesota House of Representatives

Commissioner, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

Professional and Community Activities:

Member, Luther Memorial Church Council

Volunteer attorney, Legal Assistance of Dakota County

South St. Paul branch of Beyond the Yellow Ribbon


Recipient, Minnesota State Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award