Judge Elizabeth V. Cutter

Family Justice Center
Fourth Judicial District
(612) 348-6734

Reporter: (612) 596-2870 – for transcript requests only
Law Clerk: (612) 348-9764
Judicial Clerk: (612) 348-9784

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge Elizabeth V. Cutter


Elected Nov. 2012 and 2018. Current term expires Jan. 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-present
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 - Present
Probate/Mental Health, July 1, 2016 – June 7, 2019

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