Judge Amy Dawson

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

Chambers Phone: (612) 596-1476
Reporter: (612) 596-2870 – for transcript requests only
Law Clerk: (612) 596-1476

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge Amy Dawson


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


Indiana University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1992)
Oberlin College (B.A., 1989)

Past Employment:

Faegre and Benson
Autism Advocacy and Law Center, LLC

Professional Memberships:

International Association of Women Judges
Hennepin County District Court Education Committee
Minnesota Lavender Bar Association
National LGBT Bar Association
National Association of Women Judges
Minnesota District Judges Association


Civil & Criminal, May 16, 2016 - Present
Criminal- January 2015 - May 15, 2016

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