Senior Judge M. Jacqueline Regis
Senior Judge M. Jacqueline Regis


Appointed to the Hennepin County District Court by Governor Mark Dayton, effective Aug. 1, 2011. Retired on Jan. 31, 2023. Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from May 15, 2023, to June 30, 2025.


J.D., Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA, 1980

Principia College, Elsah, IL, 1975


UnitedHealth Group, Inc., Legal Department, 2005-2011

  • Senior Associate General Counsel, Medicare and Retirement, 2007-2011
  • Director, Ethics and Integrity, 2005-2007

St. Paul Travelers Insurance Companies, Legal Department, 1996-2005         

  • Second Vice President and Senior Corp. Counsel, 2001-2005
  • Senior Associate General Counsel, 1996-2001

Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Minnesota Attorney General, 1985-1996

Staff Attorney/Hearing Officer, Massachusetts Labor Relations Commission, 1981-1983

Judicial Law Clerk, Commonwealth of Massachusetts/Superior Court, 1980-1981

Professional Memberships:

American Bar Association, since 1999

Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Minnesota Women Lawyers Association

Professional and Community Activities:

Board member, Minneapolis/St. Paul Alliance Francaise, 2011

Board Member, Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis, 2009-2011

Board Member, Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, 2004-present

Co-Chair, Minnesota State Bar Association and Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund Committee, 2010

Commissioner, American Bar Association, Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, 2002-2005

Co-Chair, ABA Judicial Clerkship Program, 2004-2005

Minnesota State Bar Association Governing Council, 2002-2005

Hennepin County Delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates, 1999-2003

Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee to Review the Code of Judicial Conduct and the Rules of the Board on Judicial Standards, 2003-2004

Judicial Merit Selection Committee, Minnesota Federal District Court, 2001

President, Minnesota Women Lawyers, 2000-2001

Board member, Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies Orchestra, 1997-2000

Co-Chair, Minnesota State Bar Association Women in the Legal Profession Task Force, 1996-1997

Member, Minneapolis Chapter of Jack and Jill, 1990-present

Volunteer Translator (French-English or English-French) for a non-profit organization operating a children’s Clinique in rural Haiti


Adjunct Professor of Law, William Mitchell College of Law, 1991-1996


A Minnesota Lawyer of the Year Award, 2001

International Immigrant Citizen Achievement Award, International Institute, 2004

American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity Award for Dedicated Services as Judicial Clerkship Program Co-Chair, American Bar Association, 2005


Civil, July 2015-Jan. 31, 2023

Family, July 2012-June 2015

Criminal, August 2011-June 2012