Judge Charlene W. Hatcher

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

Chambers Phone: (612) 543-3520
Law Clerk: (612) 543-3507
Judicial Clerk: (612) 543-3508

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge Charlene W. Hatcher


Appointed July 1, 2016, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2018. Current term expires Jan. 2025.


J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
B.A.S., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Past Employment:

  • Chief Civil Deputy Hennepin County Attorney
  • Managing attorney, Human Services Division, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office
  • Assistant county attorney, Civil Division, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office
  • Associate counsel, H.B. Fuller Company
  • Special assistant Attorney General, Office of the Minnesota Attorney General
  • Business litigation associate, Robins Kaplan LLP.

Past Activities:

Volunteer, Simpson’s Women’s Shelter
Medical mission team member, Cairo, Egypt
Volunteer, Service Information Center
Sunday school teacher, Substance Church

Assignment History:

Family - February 12, 2018 to present
Criminal - July 1, 2016, to February 11, 2018