Judge Carol M. Hanks


Appointed Mar. 10, 2017, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2018. Current term expires Jan. 2025.


J.D., Mitchell Hamline College of Law
B.S., Minnesota State University 

Past Employment:

Shareholder, Patton, Hoversten & Berg, P.A.
Judicial law clerk, Third Judicial District

Professional Memberships: 

  • Fifth District Bar Association
  • Steele County Bar Association (also past president)
  • Lawyers Professional Responsibility Fifth District Ethics Committee
  • Children’s Justice Initiative committees, Steele and Waseca counties