Judge Juan G. Hoyos

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

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Chambers Phone: (612) 596-0904
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/Elected:

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

Bio:

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.

Assignment:

  • Felony Criminal Block: February 2022-present
  • Juvenile Court (Presiding Judge): February 2020-February 2022
  • Juvenile Court: March 2017-February 2020
  • Felony Criminal Block: February 2015-March 2017
  • Downtown Criminal Team: September 2014-February 2015

Professional Activities:

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

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