Senior Judge John T. Cajacob
Senior Judge John T. Cajacob


Appointed July 9, 2010, by Governor Tim Pawlenty. Elected in 2012 and 2018. Retired Feb. 28, 2020. Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2025.


J.D., William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, 1978

B.A., University of Minnesota, 1974


Solo practice attorney in Faribault, 1979-2010

Attorney, Loren Barta in New Prague, 1978

Professional Memberships:

Minnesota State Bar Association (served on the Family Law, Criminal Law, and Bankruptcy Sections)

Fifth District Bar Association (served as president)

Rice County Bar Association

Professional and Community Activities:

Faribault Rotary Club

“That Man is You” men’s group, Divine Mercy Catholic Church

Former member and president, Noon Sertoma Club

Member, Consolidated Catholic School Board (served as chair)

Immaculate Conception Church Board of Trustees