Judge Juan G. Hoyos

Juvenile Justice Center
Fourth Judicial District
(612) 348-4822

Chambers Phone: (612) 596-0836
Reporter: (612) 596-2870 – for transcript requests only
Law Clerk: (612) 596-0836
Judicial Clerk: (612) 596-0904

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge Juan G. Hoyos


Appointed by Governor Mark Dayton on Sept. 8, 2014. Elected in 2016. Current term expires Jan. 2023. 


Judge Hoyos earned his law degree from the William Mitchell College of Law and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He also graduated from Robbinsdale Cooper High School. Judge Hoyos has a broad background in criminal law, as both a prosecutor and public defender in Ramsey County, handling serious felony cases. Judge Hoyos resides in Minneapolis with his wife and two daughters.


  • Juvenile ICWA Judge: March 6, 2017-Present
  • Felony Criminal Block: February 2015-March 5, 2017
  • Downtown Criminal Team: September 2014-February 2015

Professional Activities:

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Board member and former grader, Minnesota Board of Law Examiners
  • Professor and mentor, University of St. Thomas School of Law
  • Member, Hennepin County District Court Executive Committee
  • Member, Hennepin County Domestic Violence Court Steering Committee
  • Member, American Bar Association’s House of Delegates
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member and former co-chair, Minnesota State Bar Association’s Public Law Council
  • Member and former president, Warren Burger Inn of Court
  • Member and former president, Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association’s Judicial Division
  • Member, American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Gun Violence
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member and former president, Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Former board member, Minnesota State Bar Foundation
  • Former chair, Board of Directors, Resource Center of the Americas
  • Former vice chair, Board of Directors, Centro Legal

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