Judge Bridget Ann Sullivan

Hennepin County Courthouse
Fourth Judicial District
(612) 348-6000

Chambers Phone: (612) 596-1481
Reporter: (612) 596-2870 – for transcript requests only
Law Clerk: (612) 596-1481

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge Bridget Ann Sullivan


Elected in 2014 and 2020. Current term expires Jan. 2027.


J.D. with honors, University of Minnesota Law School, 1995

Graduate Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, 1989-1992

B.A. with honors, University of Notre Dame, 1985

Past Employment:

Senior Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, Minnesota Department of Transportation, 2013-2014

Private practice, including Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, Faegre & Benson, DLA Piper, Heins Mills & Olson, 1997-2013

Law clerk, U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel, 1995-1997

U.S Environmental Protection Agency, 1989-1992

Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem in the Hennepin County Guardian Ad Litem Program, 1999-2004

Community Activities:

Member, Hennepin History Museum Board of Directors

Member, Urban League of the Twin Cities

Former Member, Operation De Novo Board of Directors

Former Member, The Family Partnership Board of Directors

Judicial Activities:

Member, Hennepin County District Court Equal Justice Committee

Member, Planning Committee for the 30th Annual Conference of the Consortium for Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts

Admitted to practice before the United States Patent Office

Judicial Assignments:

Civil, 11/2020 - Present
Family, 10/30/17 - 11/2020
Civil and Criminal, 2/1/16 - 10/27/17
Criminal, 1/15 – 1/31/16