Senior Judge Elizabeth V. Cutter
Senior Judge Elizabeth V. Cutter


Elected Nov. 2012 and 2018. Retired on Mar. 4, 2022. Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from June 6, 2022, to June 30, 2025.


William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1980
University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Arts, 1974; Master of Arts, 1992


Minnesota District Court Judge, Jan. 2013-Mar. 4, 2022
Senior Assistant Hennepin County Attorney, 2005-2012
Assistant Hennepin County Attorney, 1988-2005
Special Assistant Attorney General, 1980-1987

Professional Memberships:

Minnesota Women Lawyers
American Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association

Professional and Community Activities/Other Information:

  • President, Minnesota Women Lawyers, 2010-2011
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Interact Center for the Arts
  • Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association
  • Minnesota Swimming, 1987-2012
  • Former member, Minnesota State Institutional Review Board, 1992-2004
  • Former member, Bar Association District Ethics Committees for Hennepin and Ramsey counties
  • Former member, Hennepin County Bar Association Nominating Committee, 2004-2012
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Mock Trial judge and former coach, 2001-present
  • McGee Moot Court Judge, 2003-present
  • Former member, Family Violence Coordinating Council, Domestic Violence Steering Committee, and Fatality Review Team, 2006-2012
  • 2011 Minnesota Lawyer Attorney of the Year
  • Bush Leadership Fellow, 1991-1992
  • Mentor, Minnesota Women Lawyers and St. Thomas School of Law, 2005-present


Family, June 10, 2019 - Mar. 4, 2022
Probate/Mental Health, July 1, 2016 – June 7, 2019

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